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How Effectively is Your Company Using WebEx?

In today’s world of the virtual team, WebEx collaboration/videoconferencing software has become almost ubiquitous in business. In my professional experience, I have observed an almost across-the-board learning curve problem with respect to organizational efficiency with WebEx.

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Would You Use an iPhone App for IT Certification Study?

Hey there. I have a question for those of you who own either the Apple iPhone or iPod Touch device: would you purchase an app to help you prepare for your IT certification exams?

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By Timothy L. WarnerCommentsSeptember 29, 2009
Topics: Certification

On the New Microsoft Virtual Lab Certification Items

For several years now, Microsoft has included simulation items in some of their IT certification exams. Simulation items are intended to test the candidate’s hands-on expertise with the Microsoft product/technology under consideration. Much has happened in the virtualization space in ensuing years; the latest innovation is what is known as the Virtual Lab-based exam item.

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By Timothy L. WarnerCommentsSeptember 20, 2009
Topics: Certification

What are the CompTIA Strata Exams?

Hey everyone! Long time, no see! In this post I want to let you know about a new series of IT certification exams offered by CompTIA called Strata. We can consider the Strata exams to be a sort of “pre-A+” benchmark for those who are brand-new to information technology.

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By Timothy L. WarnerCommentsSeptember 9, 2009
Topics: Certification

CompTIA Network+ 2009: Still Worthwhile?

You might think that after my scathing review of the 2009 Network+ Exam (N10-004) I would hold a dismal view of the title’s worth in today’s IT marketplace. Read on, friends…

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Exam Review: CompTIA Network+ N10-004

Hi everyone. Well, after holding on to my crusty Network+ title for almost 10 years, I decided to sit for the brand-spanking new 2009 version of the test to see what’s shaking with the new objectives. I think you will be exceedingly interested to learn what information I have to share.

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First to Market: CompTIA Network+ Exam Cram

Hey everybody. From a publisher’s perspective, having the only book on the market for a certain technology or IT certification exam is pretty darned exciting. I am grateful to report that such is the case with respect to the CompTIA Network+ exam N10-004.

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On the GIAC Security Administration Certification Track

In my inaugural post of this mini-series I introduced the Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) program that is sponsored by the SANS Institute. Today I would like to delve into the first of its four IT security tracks: Security Administration.

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By Timothy L. WarnerCommentsFebruary 26, 2009
Topics: Certification

Introduction to the GIAC Certification Program

Hi there. Most IT veterans who have some experience with certification are familiar with the major IT security credentials: CompTIA Security+, (ISC)2 CISSP, and the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker. In this post I would like to introduce you to the Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) titles.

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By Timothy L. WarnerCommentsFebruary 24, 2009
Topics: Certification

Follow Me: The OnCertification Twitter Feed

What’s going on? I realize that I’ve been yammering about social networking in general and Twitter in particular quite a bit lately here in the Certification Reference Guide. However, this is an important topic for the IT certification candidate. Moreover, today I want you to be aware of my own Twitter feed and the information that I have to offer you through that channel.

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By Timothy L. WarnerCommentsFebruary 20, 2009
Topics: Certification

Resume Resources for IT Professionals

What’s up? Today I will aggregate some handy-dandy Web links and share some tips that are pertinent for those of you who may be (a) creating your first substantial IT-focused résumé; or (b) sharpening up your résumé in preparation of a career change or lateral job move.

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By Timothy L. WarnerCommentsFebruary 12, 2009
Topics: Certification

Can Twitter Help Me Find a Job?

In my last post in this series I told you that I planned to demonstrate how social networking tools can help you to secure employment in the event that today’s terrible economic climate has resulted in your becoming (a) unexpectedly unemployed; or (b) proactively searching for your next position.

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By Timothy L. WarnerCommentsFebruary 9, 2009
Topics: Certification

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