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Apple Aims for the Enterprise with New Certifications

Sun, 19 Aug 2012 23:14:31 +00002012-08-19T23:14:31Z

Apple has made some major inroads in recent years into corporate America, thanks to the BYOD movement and the emergence of wireless technology. iPhones and iPads are now found in many corporate environments, and as more and more apps become cloud-based (think 'Salesforce.com'), the adoption of those devices is only likely to increase.

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Is a VMware Certified Architect in the Cards?

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 12:52:59 +00002012-08-06T12:52:59Z

Just recently, VMware released the VMware Certified Professional  - Infrastructure as a Service (VCP - IAAS) certification. The VCP-IAAS is the first VMware certification focused on design, implementation and support of VMware-based platforms specifically used to support public-cloud infrastructure offerings.

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Vmware launches their first True cloud-focused certification

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:57:21 +00002012-07-30T12:57:21Z

If you've been following the rumor mill and blog posts over the last year, you know that VMware has been preparing a new certification focused specifically on the use of VMware to provide cloud services. Specifically, the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification was going to be expanded to encompass those professionals that provide cloud services to their customers.

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Austin Free-Net offers discounted CompTIA Certification Training

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:27:54 +00002012-07-30T12:27:54Z

For a lot of prospective IT professionals, the biggest challenge is usually just getting a foot in the door, and finding that first IT job. And for people from disadvantaged backgrounds and areas, the challenge is much greater. For those people, the first step is the hardest one to take.

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Aruba Launches a New Set of Certifications for the Mobile Enterprise

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 19:48:12 +00002012-07-05T19:48:12Z

BYOD (bring your own device) is much more than a fad in IT these days, as enterprises all over the world move to embrace a new, wireless world. Increasingly, workers in all kinds of companies are using their own tablets and phones to get business done, and IT is having to move fast to implement the wireless and mobility platforms to support those workers.

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Cisco Announces a New Data Center Expert Certification

Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:41:10 +00002012-06-30T21:41:10Z

For some time, Cisco has been honing its data center strategy, and the company has now announced a new expert-level certification aimed at data center professionals and network administrators who implement data center networks. This certification, the CCIE Data Center, is centered on Cisco's evolving line of data center-focused products, and will be another variation of the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE), like the CCIE Security and CCIE Service Provider.

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Black Hat 2012 Launches July 21 - 26, In Las Vegas

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 12:47:42 +00002012-06-04T12:47:42Z

Black Hat 2012, one of the premier security conferences in the security industry, is coming to Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, running from July 21-26. Black Hat Briefings, as the organization calls the conferences, are vendor-neutral gatherings focused on security education and the sharing of real-time, real-world information security issues, trends and bleeding-edge security technologies.

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The MCSE Makes a Comeback

Fri, 04 May 2012 13:28:20 +00002012-05-04T13:28:20Z

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It's not exactly the most controversial statement to say that cloud computing has generated some buzz over the last few years, and with good reason - according to a recent IDC study, the cloud computing industry is expected to generate upwards of US$1.5 trillion in revenues and 14 million jobs, all by 2015. Even if those estimates are optimistic, all signs point to a growing adoption of cloud services on a massive scale, over the course of the next few years.

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Introducing the Cybersecurity Credentials Collaborative (C3)

Fri, 04 May 2012 13:28:19 +00002012-05-04T13:28:19Z

The 2012 RSA Conference in San Francisco was the setting for a number of interesting announcements, not the least of which was the formation of a new joint venture among security certification authorities, in an effort to both standardize the criteria for achieving various security certifications, and define the focus and relationships between different security specializations and their associated certifications.

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Cert-holders Need Soft Skills

Wed, 14 Oct 2009 09:23:20 +00002009-10-14T09:23:20Z

Are certifications outdated? That's the conclusion from an analyst who studies the industry. An article on the tech job search site Dice.com quotes David Foote as saying the following:

"We've reached a point in our evolutionary rung that has outdistanced the value of certifications," says David Foote, chief executive and chief research officer for Foote Partners. "It is not that technology is not important, but other skills - especially in customer-facing jobs - are more important."

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