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Ed Tittel

LinkedIn Sheds Light on High-Demand Skills

By Ed TittelJan 20, 2016

When LinkedIn bought online training company Lynda.com in April 2015, a lot of people wondered what was really going on behind the scenes. A recent post from Steve Weiss, Content Manager for Business and Data Science at Linked (formerly at Lynda.com), helps put such speculation to rest: in a self-referential bow toward data mining/Big Data/Data Science, LinkedIn has been mining the heck out of its 400-million-plus user base and watching hiring decisions made under its purview to help the company target hot education topics. What's at the top of the list for 2016?

Ed Tittel

Looking Back on 20 Years of Java

By Ed TittelAug 12, 2015

In 1995, the Java programming language (produced by a talented team of programmers at Sun Microsystems, including its credited inventors James Gosling, Mike Sheridan, and Patrick Naughton) made its formal debut. That means this language is now 20 years old! I remember the beginning and have been working with and around Java ever since. Though security problems have somewhat tarnished Java's reputation, it continues to be both widely deployed and used, particularly for Web-based (or -integrated) applications. That probably explains why Java certs remain valuable even 20 years into its continuing history.

Jamie Shoup

Cisco, Java, CompTIA and Red Hat Complete Video Courses: 40%-50% Off Through Feb 28th!

By Jamie ShoupFeb 25, 2015

Train effectively – train immediately with Video Courses from Pearson IT Certification.

Jamie Shoup

Virtual Workshop Series on RHCSA and RHCE Exam Essentials Announced

By Jamie ShoupFeb 25, 2015

Expert author and presenter Sander van Vugt takes certification candidates on a two week journey in a new virtual workshop series on RHCSA and RHCE exam essentials.

Topics range from creating advanced Apache configurations to troublehsooting, and setting up an iSCSI environment with target and initiator.

Next session begins Feb 26th and runs every week through end of April!

Jamie Shoup

Webcasts & Workshops - New Events Posted!

By Jamie ShoupFeb 5, 2015

Register now for these new online February and March 2015 webcast & workshop events, offered in conjuction with our Pearson Authors and our technical partners.

Jamie Shoup

New Virtual Workshop on RHCSA/RHCE Announced

By Jamie ShoupJan 15, 2015

Join us for Lesson 1 of “Tips for passing the Red Hat RHCSA and RHCE exam”, on Jan. 23rd, at 12:00pm EST, exploring “Understanding external authentication,” presented by Pearson IT Certification Author Sander van Vugt.

Ed Tittel

Those Seeking Cisco Certs Should Mind Their Study/Learn Master List

By Ed TittelNov 12, 2014

Over the years, it's been interesting to watch the Cisco Learning Center grow and evolve to better meet the needs of IT professionals pursuing that company's often-coveted certification credentials. Of all the many things that Cisco does right with its cert programs, the company's "Study/Learn Master List" is second to none when it comes to helping interested parties find their way to the right exams, objectives, training, and study/prep materials. If you don't know about this already, you should; if you do know about it, you might want to head back to give it another look, as numerous exams have been (or will be) updated or replaced in the very near future.

Jamie Shoup

Tell Us Your Score to Score Big! New Certification Sweepstakes Launched!

By Jamie ShoupJul 16, 2014

Enter to Win 3 eBooks of Your Choice - 5 Winners Will be Chosen!

Ed Tittel

CompTIA Gets Bullish on IT Prospects Near-Term

By Ed TittelApr 28, 2014

Since 2008-2009, when we entered into the depths of the most recent recession, there's been rather more doom and gloom than there has been cheer and anticipation when it comes to business forecasts for IT. On April 28, CompTIA countered this trend with an unexpectedly ebullient IT Industry Confidence index, its own quarterly measure of business confidence and expectations regarding the IT industry (gathered, presumably, from among its thousand of industry member organization and companies). In fact, this is the third quarter in a row in which forecasts and expectations have continued upon an upward trend. Can this signal an upturn for IT?

Jamie Shoup

Official Microsoft Press Certification Titles Added To Pearson IT Certification Store

By Jamie ShoupApr 16, 2014

Exciting news for certification candidates, Pearson IT Certification now offers the Official Microsoft Press certification products in the Pearson IT Certification store!

Jamie Shoup

Earth Week Savings - Buy 2 & Save 50% on Ebooks, Video Training, & Software

By Jamie ShoupApr 16, 2014

Get green to save the green in your pocket!

Go digital and save 50% off the list price of digital learning solutions -- eBooks, video training, and software when you purchase 2 or more! Customers also receive a 30-day free trial to Safari Books Online, free with any purchase.

Ed Tittel

Another Great Bundle Offering, for CertPrep ... and Beyond!

By Ed TittelMar 19, 2014

After last week's blog post about on-again, off-again discounts on certprep bundles, it occurred to me that readers may want to check into the excellent offerings available at Safari Books Online, a joint venture that involves O'Reilly Media and Pearson among other publishers, and that provides ready online access to over 20,000 technical books via a subscription program. Basically, if you buy 6 or more computer technical books or certification study guides/exam crams per year, you can do better by spending the same (or similar) money to get a Safari subscription instead.

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