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Certification Newsletter
146th Edition :: September 15, 2006

Over 40,815 Subscribers
In This Issue:
:: What's New @ MC MCSE
:: New A+ Registration Available
:: 2006 Salary Survey Released
:: Cisco Press Celebrates 10 Years
:: U.S. Department of Defense Requires Certs
:: Training Directory Product Reviews
:: At the Boards

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:: What's New @ MC MCSE ::

New Network+ Tutorials:
We have added a couple of new tutorials addressing subjects covered on CompTIA's Network+ exam.

The tutorials are: The Bus Topology, ARP and Proxy ARP, DHCP and RARP

:: New A+ Registration Available ::

CompTIA has announced that registration for the updated A+ exams became available on September, 12th. The A+ Essentials and CompTIA 220-602 exams will be released worldwide on September 30th. These 2 exams are the ones most similar to the current configuration.

Two additional exams, 220-603 and 220-604, will be released shortly after.

For more information click here.

:: 2006 Salary Survey Released ::

Redmond Magazine has announced the release of their 11th annual salary survey. Overall the findings show that the salaries for IT professionals working with Microsoft technologies grew by 3.3 percent over last years salaries. Unfortunately, this growth rate was less than the rate of inflation..

Read the full report here.

:: Cisco Press Celebrates 10 Years ::

Established in 1996 as the only authorized publisher of Cisco certification and network technology learning materials, Cisco Press has become a leader in self-study resources for both networking professionals and students. Cisco certification materials are the backbone of the Cisco Press operation, which has published nearly 400 titles. In its 10th year, Cisco Press is venturing into electronic publishing with a new CCNA Video Mentor product, eBooks, and Digital Short Cuts.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary, Cisco Press will offer special promotions beginning throughout 2007.

:: U.S. Department of Defense Requires Certs ::

The directive requires up to 80,000 professionals to earn one of 13 certifications offered by five organizations which include: ISACA, (ISC)2, CompTIA, Cisco and the SANS Institute. The DoD has set a timeline of 3 years to have its workforce certified.

Click here for more information.

:: Training Directory Product Reviews::

Here are the latest product reviews have been submitted to our Training Directory.

Network+ Study Guide, 4th Edition - By fireshadow
CompTIA updated the Network+ in 2005. I used the Third edition of this book plus the objectives from the Comptia site to prepare for the exam. I passed the beta version.

Reviewing the certification books and training products that you have used is a great way to help your peers. Be cool and submit some reviews in our Training Directory.

:: At the Boards ::

Our forums currently have 84,218 members and 60,687 posts. Here are some of the most popular posts since our last newsletter.

Popular Posts
Topic Title Replies Views Start Date
Redmond Magazine Salary Survey 11 146 September 11, 2006
Passed 290 today 10 217 September 11, 2006
Determining a subnet mask 8 194 September 10, 2006
Do you get a certificate for each exam you pass? 9 150 September 09, 2006
Got a Job (Finally) 9 238 September 08, 2006
Just passed 291... What's the big deal? 10 180 September 08, 2006
Going for 290 11 231 September 07, 2006
Can you goto the toilet in the middle of the exam? 9 214 September 05, 2006
291 Passed...... Just 9 354 September 04, 2006

Unanswered Posts - be the first to answer.
Topic Title Replies Views Start Date
do I need to upgrade 10.2(8a) bootrom for ram upgrade? 0 63 September 02, 2006
Lotus Notes 0 77 September 03, 2006
OWA on exchange 2000 SpellCheck 0 55 September 05, 2006
SMS 2003 70-089 0 76 September 07, 2006
help with ciw javascript fundamentals 0 62 September 08, 2006
Modified Date Issue 0 49 September 08, 2006
Router Checklist 0 73 September 09, 2006
2274C, 2275B, 2275C, 2285C review questions 0 49 September 10, 2006
free-tests.com questions...seem way too easy 0 35 September 11, 2006
Differences between 291 and 293? 0 51 September 12, 2006

That's all for this edition. If you need a study break, come join us for a beer or two over at BeerTutor.com...

Good luck with your studies!