On November 19, Veeam Software announced new technical training and certification programs. Aimed at both reseller partners and end-users, these new certs will launch in North America and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in January 2014. The new credential will be called the Veeam Certified Engineer (VCME), and it seeks to identify individuals who possess the expertise needed to configure and implement Veeam's backup, replication, and virtualization management solutions for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V.
For those interested in new virtualization and VMware certification products, the inside scoop reports two new books coming down the pipe in March and April 2014 from VMware Press.
Sure, retail's been a bastion of over-the-top merchandising and low, low, LOW sales prices on the day after Thanksgiving since the 1990s. According to hard-boiled studies of retail sales, Black Friday didn't actually attain its much-vaunted status as "the busiest shopping day of the year" until 2003, a position it has occupied every year since then except for 2004, when it came in at number two behind the Saturday before Xmas. I hope you're now wondering "What does this have to do with IT certification?" Here's the thing: Black Friday has now found a niche in the IT training and cert prep materials marketplace too.
Holiday shopping can be difficult when trying to find something for those high-level techie-types. Gadgets go out of style and it’s hard to know if a specific technology syncs up with what they currently have --- one gift that keeps on giving is learning.
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Although lots of companies are talking about SDN -- including big networking hardware companies like Cisco and Juniper, along with others that include Brocade, HP, and Enterasys -- and their talk often turns to IT certifications built around that topic, so far there haven't been any announcements of specific credentials with SDN in their names or on their top topics list. What gives?
These days, people are pretty well networked, and a fair percentage -- around a third, by most estimates -- of the world's population has found its way onto the Internet. Apparently, the next big frontier in this dimension is the "Internet of Things" (or "Internet of Everything" as Cisco likes to call it), abbreviated as IoT or IoE, depending on who's talking. These are the billions of devices in our worlds, for everything from thermostats, alarms, and household sensors, to automobiles, houses, and other mega-platforms with which we interact daily. ISACA (the organization formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) has done some recent research in this area, and has just published a report entitled "Risks and Rewards of the Internet of Things."
Author and Expert Emad Benajmin has put forward an indispensable new guide that offers practical solutions and theories for technical professionals responsible for Java performance in a virtualized enterprise system. His new book published with VMware Press, Virtualizing and Tuning Large Scale Java Platforms, provides technical advice, troubleshooting help, best practices, and detailed case studies.
In talking with the community we’ve heard questions about why Cisco Press Lab Manuals no longer include the Study Guide sections. The answer is WE HAVE THE CONTENT it’s simply in a new form. Cisco Press is producing two Practice and Study Guide books by Allan Johnson that will coordinate with the curriculum sequence. The first is out in December with the second early 2014.
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Among the biggest of buzzwords in IT and networking nowadays, IoT -- which expands to "the Internet of things" -- is right at the top. In fact, Cisco's locution for this concept is IoE, which they decode to mean "the Internet of Everything," probably captures the wild, land-rush feelings that many technologists (and technology vendors) associate with this concept and its oncoming onslaught of development, acquisition, and deployment.
On a quick reconnaissance visit to the Citrix certification site yesterday, I came across mention of several new up-and-coming credentials there. At the same time, I couldn't help but notice a whole new look and feel across the board for the entire certification program.