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Certification Newsletter
149th Edition :: November 1st, 2006

Over 40,474 Subscribers
In This Issue:
:: What's New @ MC MCSE
:: New A+ Exams Released
:: CompTIA Convergence+ Beta
:: Training Directory Product Reviews
:: At The Forums

:: Sponsor ::

:: What's New @ MC MCSE ::

New Glossary Entries:
We have added 7 new terms to our glossary making a total of 268 definitions. The new terms are Backbone, Bandwidth, BIND, CGI, CHAP, Cryptography, VOIP.

New Network+ Tutorials:
We have added the following 3 tutorials for CompTIA's Network+ exam:

Hubs, Repeaters, Bridges, and Switches
The Five IP Address Classes
DHCP and DHCP Relay Agents

:: New A+ Exams Released ::

CompTIA has announced the release of 2 new certification exams for the recently updated A+ track. The new exams are 220-603 for remote support, service desk, support center, help desk, and call center technicians; and CompTIA A+ 220-604 for depot and bench technicians.

The new certification track requires that candidates pass the A+ Essentials exam and an additional "elective" exam. There are 3 "electives" to choose from including the 2 newly released exams.

Read the full press release here.

:: CompTIA Convergence+ Beta ::

CompTIA announced on October 12th that their Convergence+ exam was entering the beta testing stage. Although CompTIA has not announced the release date for the final exam, they have said that it will be soon.

Below is CompTIA's description of the Convergence+ certification:

"CompTIA Convergence+ is a credential that validates an IT professional's knowledge and skill to perform analysis, implementation and management of data, voice and multimedia convergence applications. The certification covers areas such as telephony, network engineering, applications, hardware, architecture, management, and security."

Read the full press release here.

:: Training Directory Update::

Below are the latest member reviews submitted to our Training Directory.

No reviews were submitted by our members during this period. Please review the books and products you have used in our training directory. It only takes a couple minutes of your time and greatly helps others.

:: At the Boards ::

Our forums currently have 88,042 members and 62,232 posts. Here are some of the most popular posts since our last newsletter.

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