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[Job] Junior Facebook/PHP Developer,NYC | 40-55k + benefits

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 30, 2009

This is a full time, on-site, salaried position with my client located in New York City (near Penn Station), paying $40,000 to $55,000 + benefits.  No telecommuting allowed.  US Citizens, Green Card holders or EAD only.  Local candidates only.  No relocation offered/accepted.

Thank you. 

 

My client is interested in hiring a Junior Facebook/PHP Developer.  They are looking for a very bright individual who can not just program but can conceptualize their product features/strategy in community building.

It’s an amazing opportunity and if the person is really good there will be excellent promotion possibilities. They see the person coming from a top school where s/he studied/ies computer science and has an interest in working on a very exciting product development project in the travel industry. 

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

 

* PHP and MySQL

* Some experience with Facebook API, FBML, FQL, etc

* Computer Science degree a MUST 

 

They will only accept a handful of superb candidate submissions, so please keep in mind that I may not be able to get back to all applicants. 

 

To be considered, please submit your resume along with your salary requirements to beau-AT-open-source-staffing.com 

 

Thank you,

 

Beau J. Gould

Open Source Staffing

www.open-source-staffing.com

beau-AT-open-source-staffing.com

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The Best and Worst of SharePoint by Jeff Deverter

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 30, 2009

SharePoint

Posted on: September 18, 2009
by Jeff Deverter, Rackspace Solution Engineer

Part 1 of 4 – SharePoint Features and Capabilities: The Best and The Worst

Whenever I sit down with someone on the topic of SharePoint, I often start by asking the following questions and usually receive the following answers:

Q: What’s the best thing about SharePoint?
A: All of its features and capabilities!

Q: What’s the worst thing about SharePoint?
A: All of its features and capabilities!

You see, SharePoint’s nemesis is the fact that it can be hard to put it into a single bucket of capabilities. The power that makes it such a force for change and productivity in business is the same power that makes it hard to put walls around. Even after a customer has SharePoint running in their enterprise, which features and capabilities they can and should use can be confusing.

This is why it’s important for a SharePoint professional to have a very good working knowledge of the product as well as the ability to draw out their customer’s specific pain points. It is vitally important that these be enumerated – this creates a target for SharePoint to be directed towards. It also helps the customer to start creating a definition of what success looks like. If the customer doesn’t know what success looks like with their pain points, then no tool—including SharePoint—will be successful in that organization.

Now, if you don’t already know all of the features and capabilities of SharePoint, here are a few links I find useful:
           

Once you have a good understanding of what SharePoint can do, it’s time to decide which features your organization should and will use.

If you are still unclear how features in SharePoint are implemented or you just want to test drive the product, please contact me (jeff.deverter@rackspace.com). I will be more than happy to provide you with a complimentary demo environment.

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VMware Offers IT Professionals an Opportunity to “Upgrade” Their Certification

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 30, 2009

In order to promote their new VCP4 certification, VMware is allowing participating candidates who fail a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere™ 4 exam (exam code – VCP410) to have a free re-take. However, in order to participate in this offer, candidates must register for their first (full-priced) VCP4 exam using the unique voucher code sent to them by VMware. This promotion launches on September 30, 2009, and both full-priced and free re-take exams must be scheduled and taken by December 31, 2009.

If a candidate has questions related to this offer; please advise them to contact VMware at certification@vmware.com. For further promotion details, please visit PearsonVUE.com/VMware/Upgrade.

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Citrix Gives Eligible IT Professionals the Opportunity to “Get Current”

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 30, 2009

Citrix is allowing eligible candidates whose certifications have lapsed the opportunity to get two exams for the price of one when they pay full-price for a Citrix A05 – Implementing Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2008 OR 259 – Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 and XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2003: Administration exam.

Regardless if the candidate passes or fails in the first attempt, they will receive one (1) free Tier 1 Citrix exam. However, in order to participate in this offer, candidates must register for their first (full-priced) A05 or 259 exam using the unique voucher code sent to them by Citrix. This promotion launches on September 30, 2009, and both full-priced and free exams must be scheduled and taken by December 31, 2009.

If a candidate has questions related to this offer; please advise them to contact Citrix at Training@Citrix.com. For further promotion details, please visit PearsonVUE.com/Citrix/GetCurrent.

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Answers to many common Microsoft Partner membership and level questions

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 30, 2009

Source: Eric Ligman  http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/archive/2009/09/16/9896070.aspx

“There have been a variety of different questions I have seen from Partners looking to understand what is required and how they can achieve the various levels in the Microsoft Partner Network as well as how to better understand how several of these items work. For instance, what is required to achieve the Registered Member level as a Microsoft Partner? What do I need to do to reach the Certified Partner level or the Gold Certified Partner level? What are points and how do I earn them?

To help answer these questions, I want to point you to a few resources on the Microsoft Partner Network site that can help you with answering these and many other questions as well as point you to resources surrounding many of these items.

  1. How can our company register to become a Registered Member of the Microsoft Partner Network?
    • View the steps HERE.
  2. How many points do I need to achieve either the Microsoft Certified Partner level or the Microsoft Gold Certified level in the Microsoft Partner Network?
    • This includes:
      • How do Partner Point work?
      • How do I earn Partner Points?
        • View the answers HERE
    • We also have Partner Point Scenarios located HERE for you to view
  3. What are the requirements to become a Microsoft Certified Partner?
    • View the requirements HERE
  4. What are the requirements for becoming a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner?
    • View the requirements HERE
  5. How to manage customer references?
  6. How to view, add, reassign, and manage associated Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) within your organization
  7. How can you view your company’s Microsoft Partner Dashboard as a Microsoft Certified or Gold Certified Partner. (The Partner Dashboard allows Microsoft Certified or Gold Certified Partners to keep track of employees’ training activities, monitor customer satisfaction through surveys, and stay on top of Microsoft Competency requirements)
    • View the Microsoft Partner Dashboard HERE
    • View the Microsoft Partner Dashboard FAQs HERE
  8. What benefits does a Registered Member level Partner receive?
    • View the Registered Member level benefits HERE
  9. What benefits does a Microsoft Certified Partners receive?
    • View the Microsoft Certified Partner level benefits HERE
  10. What benefits does a Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive?
    • View the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner level benefits HERE
  11. What are the various Microsoft competencies and what is required to achieve them?
    • View the list of competencies overviews and requirements HERE
  12. What are the benefits and requirements of becoming a Microsoft Small Business Specialist?
    • View overview, benefits, requirements, FAQ, and more about the Microsoft Small Business Specialist designation HERE

I hope this helps answer many of the questions you may have about the Microsoft Partner Network. Please feel free to share this post with any others in your local Partner groups, your online resources, etc. to help your peers find answers to their questions regarding these topics as well.”

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Free Anti-Virus Software from Microsoft (Security Essentials)

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 30, 2009

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/ 

About Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.

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Windows 7 is here — join the events and the conversation

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 29, 2009

Looking for all the Windows 7 events? Want to participate in live forums with Windows engineers? Attend events and join the conversation at Talkingaboutwindows.com.

TalkingaboutWindows.com offers IT professional’s genuine insight into Windows 7 from the Microsoft engineers who helped build it. Listen as they talk about why decisions and trade-offs were made. Get real-world commentary from your peers as they share their Windows deployment and adoption experiences.  Participate in the forums to express your opinions, discuss Windows and share adoption stories.  Visit www.TalkingAboutWindows.com to find events near you and join the conversation.

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[JOB] PHP/Zend Developer, NYC

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 29, 2009

This is a full time, on-site, salaried position located in New York City paying $70,000.  No telecommuting allowed.  US Citizens, Green Card holders or EAD only please.  Local candidates only.  No relocation offered/accepted.

Please be aware that they are not looking for a senior-level candidate which is why the salary maxes out at $70,000 – Only 3 years experience required. 

Our client is a NYC-based interactive agency and they are looking for a PHP/Zend Developer.  Full company details provided on request to qualified candidates.

REQUIRED: Candidates need to have 3 years or more experience with advanced Zend PHP programming and development along with Object Oriented Programming, Zend MFC Framework, some experience with content management systems, as well as AJAX using JQuery prototypes.

DESIRED: Experience with CSS and XHTML is a plus with some database management optimization is preferred, along with excellent communication skills and any experience in the interactive/creative industry is highly preferred.

To be considered, please submit your resume along with your salary requirements to beau @ open-source-staffing.com

Thank you,

Beau J. Gould

Open Source Staffing

www.open-source-staffing.com

beau-AT-open-source-staffing.com

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MSL news: Big discounts on cert exams and E-Learning collections

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 28, 2009

There are too many details to list here, so visit Special Offers on Training and Certifications from Microsoft now. Microsoft Learning is offering up to 25% off select (many) certification exams and E-Learning collections.

Also, don’t miss this offer:

Train on SQL Server 2008 and get the software for free!

Whether your focus is database administration, development, or business intelligence, you can quickly become an expert within your organization. Enroll in and attend any one of eight Microsoft SQL Server 2008 courses before December 31, 2009 (while supplies last), and you will receive a fully licensed copy of SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition with one client access license. This offer is valid through Microsoft Certified Partners for Learning Solutions.

Available courses for this offer:

Course 2778A: Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact—SQL

Course 6231A: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

Course 6232A: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database

Course 6234A: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

Course 6235A: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services

Course 6236A: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Service

Course 6158C: Updating Your SQL 2005 Skills to SQL Server 2008

Course 6317A: Upgrading Your SQL Server 2000 Skills to SQL Server 2008

Source: MS Press (RSS)

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Microsoft Execs Speak Out on Careers in Technology

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 28, 2009

As we start to climb our way back out of this recession, it’s good to take stock of the state of the industry. Jobs may still be in short supply, but thankfully the technology industry has fared better than most.

Today, we published an article with perspectives from several of our executives on how and why technology careers remains so vital and important.

Check it out—and then check out these new portals where you can find a wealth of resources to help boost your career!

Certifications have always provided a career boost—and if ever there was a time for a career boost, this is it.

Source: Ken Rosen (Born to Learn)

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