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VMware Exam Retirement Announcement

SimonD · Mar 3, 2015 7

VMware Exam Retirement Announcement



Effective March 2, 2015 the following certification exams will be retired and no new registrations accepted:

  • VCID510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Cloud Infrastructure Design
  • VCIA510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Cloud Infrastructure Administration
  • VDTA510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Desktop Administration
  • VDTD510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Desktop Design
More information can be found at http://blogs.vmware.com/education/2015/03/exam-retirement-announcement.html

CASP (CAS-001) Exam to Retire June 20

SimonV · Feb 26, 2015 0

CASP (CAS-001) Exam to Retire June 20



An update to the CompTIA CASP certification exam launched January 20, 2015 (CAS-002) with the old exam (CAS-001) set to retire on June 20, 2015. CASP is a mastery level exam that validates advanced competency and skill in IT security. The new exam (CAS-002) addresses the latest enterprise-level cybersecurity threats.

More information here

Network+ (N10-006) launchs February 28

SimonV · Feb 26, 2015 1

Network+ (N10-006) launchs February 28



The new version of Network+ (N10-006) will launch on February 28, 2015, the new exam has been updated to reflect the current thinking of industry professionals as well as to reflect technologies used today, with a greater emphasis on practical knowledge, especially how to identify and use elements of a network infrastructure.

More information here

Changes in Microsoft Exam Timing

SimonV · Feb 25, 2015 0

Changes in Microsoft Exam Timing



To help you plan for your exams Microsoft are standardising exam timing by type, as well as changing how time is allocated during upgrade exams.

More information here

MS Press Discounts for MCPs

SimonV · Feb 25, 2015 1

MS Press Discounts for MCPs



Microsoft have launced a new campaign to enhance the benefits, recognize the members, and better connect with the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) community. MCPs can now receive a 40% discount on print books (free shipping within the US) and a 50% discount on e-books (EPUB, PDF, or MOBI files) from the Microsoft Press Store.

Find out how to access your discount here

(ISC)² - CISSP and SSCP Exam Updates

SimonV · Feb 16, 2015 0

(ISC)² - CISSP and SSCP Exam Updates



The (ISC)² - CISSP and SSCP exam is being updated to stay relevant amidst the changes occurring in the information security field. Effective April 15, 2015, the CISSP and SSCP exams will be based on new exam blueprints.

Refer to the Exam Outline and FAQs for details.

Free Second Shot for MCP exams

SimonV · Jan 13, 2015 2

Free Second Shot for MCP exams



For a limited time, get a free retake on a Certification exam if you don't pass the first time. Take any applicable Microsoft Certification exam between January 5, 2015 and May 31, 2015 and, if you don't pass, you'll have 30 days to schedule a "retake" of the exam for free.

Full Story here

CCNP Routing and Switching Certification Exams Upgrade

SimonV · Jan 10, 2015 0

CCNP Routing and Switching Certification Exams Upgrade



The current Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching certification exams (642-902 ROUTE, 642-813 SWITCH, and 642-832 TSHOOT) retire on January 29, 2015, and this will be the last day to take these exams. Beginning January 30, 2015, you will be able to register only for the CCNP Routing and Switching v2.0 certification exams (300-101 ROUTE, 300-115 SWITCH, and 300-135 TSHOOT).

Full Story here

TechNet Gallery - resources for IT professionals

SimonV · Jan 6, 2015 1

TechNet Gallery - resources for IT professionals



The TechNet Gallery is the place to go to browse the latest updates, download installations instructions and tools and much more. You can download resources and applications for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, SharePoint, System Center, Office, and other products. Find resources written in VB Script, PowerShell, SQL, JavaScript, or other script languages.

Visit: gallery.technet.microsoft.com

Get Certified on Microsoft Azure or Office 365 with Free Exams

SimonV · Nov 21, 2014 1

Get Certified on Microsoft Azure or Office 365 with Free Exams



Lead your organization’s adoption of cloud technologies. Be among the first to get certified in Microsoft Azure or Microsoft Office 365. For a limited time, Microsoft is offering four (4) exams at no cost.

To earn Microsoft Certified Specialist in Azure, pass one or both of these exams:

  • 71-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (beta)
  • 70-533: Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions
To earn Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate in Office 365, pass both of these exams:

  • 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
  • 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services
Achieve these credentials in three easy steps:

  1. Visit Born to Learn to request an exam voucher
  2. Schedule and take your exam by December, 31, 2014.
  3. Pass the exam and earn...
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