In this sample chapter from CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ FC0-U61 Cert Guide, you will learn how to compare and contrast fundamental data types and their characteristics: char, strings, numbers (integers and floats), and Boolean.
In this sample chapter from CompTIA PenTest+ PT0-001 Cert Guide, you will learn how to take advantage of insecure services and protocol configurations during a penetration testing engagement.
This article provides an exam profile for the Cisco 200-301 CCNA exam. It describes question forms, trouble spots, hints for exam preparation, and recommendations for additional study resources. Find out here what you can expect to see on the exam, and how you can better prepare for it.
This article profiles the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) and CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002), which test competency in comprehensive vendor-neutral mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing, network troubleshooting, installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures. The CompTIA A+ Core series focuses on expanded content on growing parts of the IT support role including an expansion of baseline security topics and a different approach to defining competency in operational procedures.
IT training and certification can be a wild, wacky and sometimes wooly world. That's why I follow lots of different news sources to keep up. This week, I have a better than usual reason for sharing those sources with you.
Interesting item showed up on the Born to Learn blog from Larry Kaye at Microsoft Learning on February 16, 2016, to inform readers that most of the SQL Sever exams will now cover content from both SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014. This should extend the lifetime of current SQL Server certs for a while, as new version is expected to follow in the wake of Windows Server 2016, scheduled for public release sometime in the second half of 2016.
Ace psychometrician and MS Learning guru Liberty Munson helps certification minded IT professionals strike gold once again in a recent blog post for Born to Learn. In that post, she not only asserts that numerous Microsoft certification exams can provide college credit at a large number of institutions at the rate of 2-3 credit hours a pop, she also provides a list of the exam that potentially qualify for this bonanza.
You've got to hand it to the team at Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA): they're always coming up with cool and interesting ways to incent people to dig more deeply into their tools and technologies, while also expanding their skills and knowledge. It's a good thing 2016 is a Leap Year, as it happens, because MS has issued ten learning challenges IT pros, students, and software developers to get their juices flowing and to help them improve their technical chops.