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Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
This chapter from MCSA 70-410 Cert Guide R2: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 focuses on installing Windows Server 2012 R2 in its basic configurations and introduces you to basic server configuration actions that you should be familiar with before you undertake any advanced actions.
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By Don Poulton, David CamardellaSep 30, 2014
Establishing a Certification Support System (2014 Edition)
In this article, you’ll take a look at how to establish a personal certification support system.
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By Ed Tittel, Mary KyleMay 14, 2014
When Ideal IT Job Candidates Meet Real Job Requirements (2014 Edition)
This article provides you with a good understanding of key IT job roles and the kinds of skills and knowledge that go with them to help ensure the most positive experience for applicants, no matter what kind of IT work you are after.
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By Ed Tittel, Mary KyleMay 14, 2014
Working with Technical Recruiters (2014 Edition)
In this article, Ed Tittel and Mary Kyle look at how technical recruiters operate and how you can benefit as they guide your search for an ideal job.
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By Ed Tittel, Mary KyleMay 14, 2014

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Blogs

Ed TittelMCPs Get Discounts on ALL MS Press Titles

Yowza! I came across an undeniably tasty item in trolling the Microsoft Born to Learn blog this morning. As of January 14, anybody with a Microsoft Certified Professional credential -- and that's anybody who's passed an exam that leads to MCSA, MCSE, MCPD, Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist, and everything else except exams for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) or Microsoft Technology Associate -- gets a pretty hefty discount through the Microsoft Press Store.

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By Ed TittelCommentsJanuary 21, 2015
Topics: Browse by Cert,MCSE,Other Microsoft,Microsoft,MCSA,MCPD
Ed TittelMS Restarts "Second Shot" Program

In what is apparently becoming something of a (very early) Rite of Spring, MS has re-launched its Second Shot program, whereby a special cert exam registration earns candidates the rights to a free re-take should they fail on their first attempt. The devil, of course, is in the details so please read on to learn all about them!

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By Ed TittelCommentsJanuary 14, 2015
Topics: Browse by Cert,Microsoft
Ed TittelMTA Mobility and Cloud Exams Get New Objectives

It's an outright truism that fast-moving technology areas change with equal rapidity. Building certifications to cover such topics areas can be a challenge and requires almost constant ferment to keep up with (or close to) the state of the art. That's why I was glad to learn that MS has recently updated its Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exam objectives for its mobility and cloud fundamentals exams.

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By Ed TittelCommentsJanuary 7, 2015
Topics: Browse by Cert,Other Microsoft,Microsoft
Ed TittelLinkedIn Weighs in on IT Certification

Starting at the end of November, 2014, LinkedIn started reporting on the results of its "Add to Profile for Certifications" functionality, introduced earlier that same year. The results draw on the site's 320 million-plus members to shed some interesting light on the certifications that they hold. Not all of them are in IT, of course, but those that are shed some interesting light on the subject.

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By Ed TittelCommentsDecember 3, 2014
Topics: Cisco,Browse by Cert,Microsoft,Other IT Certifications,CompTIA

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