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Free E-Book "IT Certification Success"

In 1999, two years after launching my still-successful Exam Cram book series, I co-created a general book to help IT and other professionals pursue and achieve certification. The name of that book was IT Certification Success and it went through five editions between that year and 2003 when the final print edition was finished.

How many "big certs" from this cover have faded into obscurity?

Pearson will still quite happily sell you an Adobe Reader Version of the most recent edition of  the IT Certification Success Exam Cram, but there's no real reason for you to plunk down $13 or so to make it your own. "Why not?" you ask. Here are my top three reasons for suggesting otherwise, in reverse priority order:

3. Because the information in that tome is now a decade old, and out of date.
2. Because the programs and subject matters of interest to IT professionals are waaaaaaay different now than they were in 2003.
1. Because we've recreated that book in electronic form in a series of 21 articles right here on this very Website, and update them regularly, so you can grab them right now, for free!

Here's the directory from the home page for "Ed Tittel's IT Certification Success" right here at PearsonITCertification.com, with links for you to use to grab the articles already at your disposal. Who needs a book (printed or electronic) when you can get all the content -- and more -- in a curated, up-to-date form for free? Not you, I bet!

IT Certification Planning, Preparation, and Training

Overall Certification Preparation Overview

Certification and Career Self-Assessment: Can and Should You Do It?

Crafting a Personal Certification Plan

Understanding IT Certification Ladders

Build Your Own Customized IT Certification Ladder

Pros and Cons of Classroom and Online Training for Certification Prep

Using Practice Exams for Study and Preparation

Establishing a Certification Support System
 

 IT Certifications, Employment, and Career Planning and Development

Top Job Posting Web Sites

Using Job Posting Web Sites

Working with Professional Associations and Societies

Working with a Personal Network

Finding a Job That Fits

Working with Technical Recruiters
 

 IT Job Roles and Related Certifications of Interest

When Ideal IT Job Candidates Meet Real Job Requirements

An Ideal PC Technician

An Ideal Network Administrator

An Ideal IT Internetworking Professional

The Ideal Security Professional

An Ideal Project Manager

An Ideal Programmer