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Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge 2023

Kitkatninja · May 10, 2023 1

Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge 2023

Microsoft is offering the Cloud Skills Challenge again for free from the 23rd of May 2023! However you are sign up for it now.

Complete a track and receive a free Microsoft exam voucher.

Register here at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloudskillschallenge/build/registration/2023

*Your free Microsoft Certification exam offer will be delivered by June 30, 2023, and will expire on September 27, 2023. You must complete your exam before this date. We highly recommend booking your exam by September 8, 2023, to ensure exam completion before the offer expires. To see the full list of eligible exams please refer to the official rules.

EC-Council Pledges $3.5m CCT Cyber Security Scholarships

Kitkatninja · Mar 16, 2023 1

EC-Council Pledges $3.5m CCT Cyber Security Scholarships

As a commitment to closing the cybersecurity workforce gap by creating multi-domain cyber technicians, EC-Council pledges $3.5 million towards C|CT education and certification Scholarships to certify approximately 10,000 cyber professionals ready to contribute to the industry.

This scholarship initiative will offer successful awardees a unique, entry-level technical course with complete instruction, e-courseware, practical hands-on labs, critical thinking challenges, live Cyber Range activities, and a performance-based certification exam.

Successful awardees will receive scholarship discounts to cover the cost of the education, certification resources, exam proctoring and technology fees.

Successful awardees will be required to pay a small fee ($199) to cover the certification exams proctoring and technology fee

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New Entry-Level Cisco Certifications to Start Your IT Career

Kitkatninja · Feb 1, 2023 2

New Entry-Level Cisco Certifications to Start Your IT Career

Cisco Networking Academy and Cisco Learning & Certifications have teamed up to introduce two new entry-level Certified Support Technician certifications focused on entry-level tech job seekers, career changers, and even college and high school students.

Here’s what you need to know about Cisco’s two new certifications:

The Cisco Certified Support Technician (CCST) Cybersecurity certification validates entry-level Cybersecurity knowledge and skills to support and assist with tasks including security principles, network security and endpoint security concepts, vulnerability assessment and risk management, and incident handling.

The Cisco Certified Support Technician (CCST) Networking certification ensures successful candidates have the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate how networks operate, including the devices, media, and protocols that enable network...

Unscheduled breaks now available in most exams without requesting in advance

JK2447 · May 17, 2022 0

Unscheduled breaks now available in most exams without requesting in advance

Sitting exams can be hard, there's lots of study, and what if you need a comfort break in the middle of a 2 hour exam! Forget about it... until now! Starting on May 16, 2022, you will be able to take unscheduled breaks during Microsoft exams without requesting them in advance through the accommodation request process.

You can read more about it here

Just remember people, don't take short cuts or try to cheat during your break. Don't be like 2nd Technician Arnold Rimmer :smiliepalm:

IBM and edX Launch First MicroBachelors Program

JK2447 · Oct 22, 2021 2

IBM and edX Launch First MicroBachelors Program

It seems that IT vendors are increasing looking for ways to meet your education needs, with IBM now partnering with edX to provide a micro Batchelors degree program. I checked and the intro to Computer Science was £324 which is quite reasonable to be fair. All remote and online.

“We’re delighted that IBM is our first corporate partner to offer a MicroBachelors program on edX. Not only is IBM a longtime partner in delivering online education that equips learners with real skills for the workplace, but they are innovating with us as we meet the needs of learners without a college degree with our MicroBachelors programs. This particular program is incredible because it’s for people with no prior programming or cloud experience, and prepares them for an entry-level role as a full stack developer with the option to get college credit from our university credit partner.” – Anant Agarwal, edX Founder and...

VMware certifications retiring soon

JK2447 · Jun 16, 2021 0

VMware Certifications retiring soon

As technologies advance and change, so much the IT certification. Please see below, what retires when, or click here for a full list with interactive links.

MCSA, MCSD, MCSE certifications retire in favor of role-based certifications

JK2447 · Mar 1, 2020 0

MCSA, MCSD, MCSE certifications retire in favor of role-based certifications

Microsoft announced a focus on role-based training and certifications in September 2018, adding a total of 34 certifications to their portfolio across Azure, Modern Workplace, and Business Applications. Going forwards, all remaining exams associated with Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) will retire on June 30, 2020.

If you’re working towards a MCSA, MCSD, or MCSE certification, you’ll want...

New VMware Learning Zone Prep Forums + Free Training

JK2447 · Nov 23, 2019 0

VMware Certifications no longer expire!

Hi all, I have a bit of news that I wanted to share on here. In addition to Certforums, I will now be a moderator on the VMware Learning Zone Exam Prep Forums. It's a privilege to be asked to help and I'll be on there with some really amazing people, one, Bilal is even a VCDX!

Starting next Monday, November 25th, you can join the DCV Foundations Exam Prep or the VCP-DCV Exam Prep Forums on the VMware Learning Zone and get some great advice on how to get ready for these exams. In these new forums, a group of vSphere experts, including myself, will:

  • Answer questions about exam objectives
  • Recommend other complementary material and resources you can use to study
  • Guide you on the areas where you need to improve
  • Help review your study plan and give you recommendations

In addition to the new forums where you can find yours truly, you can access FREE Exam Prep...

VMware certs no longer expire!

JK2447 · Feb 5, 2019 2

VMware Certifications no longer expire!

VMware have today announced that they have listened to their customers and exam takers, and effective today, they have removed the 2 year requirement to re-certify! They have also said that while you cannot sit a VCP5, it will become active again.

More information can be found here

Two new EC-Council Associate Certifications: EHA & CFA

Kitkatninja · Oct 11, 2018 0

Two new EC-Council Associate Certifications: EHA & CFA available from the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants

Certiport has partnered with EC-Council to offer two cybersecurity certifications covering a "Red Team", offensive, and "Blue Team", defensive, approaches. Ethical Hacking Associate (E|HA) and Cyber Forensics Associate (C|FA) will allow students to get started in the exciting, yet critical, world of cybersecurity. These certifications validate entry-level knowledge in these areas and prepare individuals for advance, professional EC-Council certifications to continue learning the latest practices when preventing and addressing cybersecurity.

In addition to the new EC-Council Associate certifications, Certiport offers the official EC-Council curriculum that aligns to the exams and practice tests to easily incorporate EC-Council certifications into CTE cybersecurity and information security courses.

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