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Now available! 70-669: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization

Posted by Rubel Khan on April 30, 2010

Exam 70-669 is now available in Prometric testing centers. This is a Technical Specialist exam designed to assess candidates’ hands-on skills in Windows Server 2008 R2 desktop virtualization.

Candidates for this exam should have more than one and a half years of experience as virtualization administrators working with desktop virtualization technologies such as Windows Virtual PC, MED-V, Windows XP Mode for Windows 7, App-V, Remote Desktop Services, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Windows Server 2008 R2 environments, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. Additionally, candidates have experience with server virtualization products and technologies, including Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, Windows PowerShell 2.0, and System Center Configuration Manager.

This exam covers the following topics:

  • Deploying and Managing an Enterprise Desktop Virtualization Environment
  • Deploying and Managing a Presentation Virtualization Environment
  • Deploying and Managing an Application Virtualization (App-V) Environment
  • Managing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Environment

For a more detailed list of the skills measured on this exam, check out the prep guide. To schedule your exam, visit Prometric’s Web site.


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New Learning Snack: SQL Reporting Services + Dynamics GP 10

Posted by Rubel Khan on April 28, 2010

New Learning Snack: This one’s for the DBAs and Dynamics users  Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services together with Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0

Source: Born to Learn

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Downloadable Certification Path: System Center

Posted by Rubel Khan on April 28, 2010

Downloadable Certification Paths Now Available for System Center

Follow the links below for concise, direct learning and certification paths!

System Center > Certification Path (.pdf)
System Center > Certification Path (.xps)

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CompTIA Project+ exam update

Posted by Rubel Khan on April 27, 2010

An updated version of the CompTIA Project+™ certification exam, with new content on the business implications of good project management, is now available. CompTIA Project+ is a globally recognized, vendor-neutral project management certification that covers the entire project life cycle from initiation and planning through execution, change control and closure. To learn more, visit CompTIA Project+

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Choosing Between Cisco and HP IT Certifications – Cisco news from Channel Insider

Posted by Rubel Khan on April 26, 2010

Choosing a technology path can be a tough decision for IT professionals and partners pursuing certification accreditation. For example, when it comes to deciding between Hewlett-Packard and Cisco, there are more than a few issues tech experts need to consider beyond sales and compensation in play.

Choosing Between Cisco and HP IT Certifications – Cisco news from Channel Insider.

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What is ‘cloud computing’ all about?

Posted by Rubel Khan on April 23, 2010

‘Cloud computing is here, it’s been here a while and it’s also going to stick around. It’s going to provide organizations with new solutions, and IT Pro’s with new opportunities to add value to their organizations.’

I read this on Alan’s World of IT today, it’s a great post that explains Cloud Computing and what it could mean to you and me. It’s the first of a series, in the next post Alan will cover the Windows Azure Platform in more detail and how it works.

Read the full blog here

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How IT certifications can pay off for IT pros

Posted by Rubel Khan on April 20, 2010

IT certifications help high-tech workers prove their expertise in network, security and system fundamentals as well as vendor-specific technologies from the likes of Cisco, Microsoft and VMware. Understanding how to choose the IT certification that employers want now could enable employed IT professionals to earn more and kick-start a high-tech job search.

via How IT certifications can pay off for IT pros.

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Free Learning: Windows Phone + Silverlight

Posted by Rubel Khan on April 20, 2010

It’s always nice to announce free learning opportunities, it’s even nicer to announce free & cool learning opportunities 🙂

  •  Build Windows Phone Applications with Silverlight

Watch this 2 part video series from MIX10 that provide an overview of the functionality for Silverlight applications that is unique to the Windows Phone application platform. Learn about new input paradigms, APIs for phone applications, new Windows Phone web services and much more! Also, check out the keynotes and other sessions available on the MIX10 website.

  • Download Windows Phone and Silverlight Training Kits

Channel 9 is offering these training kits that include several hands on labs, whitepapers and other tools to help you starting building applications.                                                   Develop on Silverlight. Develop on Windows Phone.


Source:  Tjeerd Veninga Microsoft “Born to Learn” Blog

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5 hot IT certification picks for 2010

Posted by Rubel Khan on April 16, 2010

IT hiring managers hungry for certified professionals
Certification demand is spiking as enterprises are looking to hire skilled professionals in specific niche technologies such as VMware, Microsoft, Cisco and ITIL. Yet companies also seek IT gurus with green-tech skills, and CompTIA just introduced its Strata Green IT program focused on power management as well as virtualization techniques. 5 hot IT certification picks for 2010.


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GP 2010 Launch coming your way!

Posted by Rubel Khan on April 15, 2010

My buddy  Tjeerd Veninga just posted this in Born to Learn.

“I just spoke to my colleagues in Dynamics this morning and wanted to share the excitement about the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics GP2010 launch. We’re working around the clock on all fronts, there is a lot of excitement everywhere and we cannot wait to get the news to you. Check out our launch Website for more launch details and events.

MCTs, customers and partners on a service plan can view our on-demand courses now, beginning with the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 What’s New eLearning courses (sign in required). More Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 eLearning and ILT titles are scheduled and will be available soon!”


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