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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.


Microsoft Azure and Virtual Desktops

AJ · Oct 9, 2018 1
Saw this on The Register the other day, looks quite interesting if you are virtualising your desktops. Of course Citrix do it better coz they said so.


CompTIA PenTest+

JK2447 · Sep 8, 2018 4

CompTIA PenTest+

CompTIA continue to expand their security offerings with the PenTest+, which we are told is the only penetration testing exam taken at a Pearson VUE testing center with both hands-on, performance-based questions and multiple-choice, to ensure each candidate possesses the skills, knowledge, and ability to perform tasks on systems. PenTest+ exam also includes management skills used to plan, scope, and manage weaknesses, not just exploit them.

CompTIA PenTest+ joins CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) and builds upon the traditional certification stack of A+, N+ and Security +

More information can be found here

Big changes to VMware Certification

JK2447 · Aug 25, 2018 1

Big changes to VMware Cerification naming and schedule

VMware have announced big changes to the way it names and versions its certifications. Starting from now, August 2018, certifications will align to the year in which are passed, with a new annual release and update schedule for all VCP, VCAP, and VCDX certifications!

Instead of: VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and Mobility 7 (VCP7-DTM)
The new release is: VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and Mobility 2018 VCP-DTM 2018

To compliment the naming convention, there's also a switch to an annual release schedule:
  • January 1st: Release and update all VCP certifications
  • March 1st: Release and update all VCAP Design certifications
  • May 1st: Release and update all VCAP Deploy certifications
  • VCDX certification updates will follow VCAP releases
The changes are aimed at simplifying your current certification status with an increasing number of...

New Microsoft Azure Certifications announced

JK2447 · Jul 26, 2018 4

New Microsoft Azure Certifications announced

Microsoft Inspire took place in Las Vegas mid July 2018, and amongst the announcements were three new Azure Certifications for Administrators, Developers and Architects. You can already take the beta exams for the Azure Certified Administrator with more information on the Microsoft Learning Blog.

The three new Microsoft Azure Certifications are:
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Developer
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Architect
You can read more about Microsoft certification here

The New CompTIA N+ N10-007 exam

JK2447 · Mar 21, 2018 0

The New CompTIA N+ N10-007 exam

The new CompTIA Network+ exam (N10-007) launched March 21, 2018, and includes updates to reflect current networking technologies as well as security, cloud computing, virtualization, disaster recover and device hardening.

Read more about the new CompTIA N+ certification here:

Best IT Certifications 2018

JK2447 · Feb 27, 2018 1

What are the best IT Certifications for 2018?

Our friends at Toms IT Pro have compiled a list of all of the best certifications for each area of IT in 2018, so if you have an interest in networking, cloud, developing, big data etc, you can see which certifications are in demand in the market this year.

Full article here
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