Top 5 Advanced IT Certifications

I haven’t written a post about this topic in a while, and thought it was time for a refresh.  We all know how quickly the technology world changes; as updates to operating systems are developed and released, devices are revamped and refreshed and different technologies adapt to the ever demanding customer requirements.  Generally when the…

Read More

Top 5 Mid-level IT Certifications

This is part two of a 3 part series on the best certifications for IT newcomers, mid-level admins and Sr. level engineers. You’ve come to a point in your career where you feel like you’re an experienced IT professional. You have at least five years of experience under your belt and all of the entry-level…

Read More

The best certifications for IT newcomers

This is part one of a 3 part series on the best certifications for IT newcomers, mid-level admins and Sr. level engineers. The hard part about being a newcomer in IT is just that: You’re new. Most newbies have little to zero experience but desperately want to snag some. Of course, most hiring managers will…

Read More

VCP-Cloud Certified!

I spent 6 months tinkering with vCloud Director and about a month of hardcore studying and I’m happy to say today that I successfully passed the VMware Infrastructure-as-a-Service exam which makes me a VCP-Cloud! I have to say that the anxiety involved in taking this exam was at an all time high simply because I…

Read More

What is VMware anyways??

Being that this past week was a holiday week, I spent a lot of time with my family and extended family. Somehow the conversation always turns to “So what do you do for a living?” I usually try to let them down easy and simply reply, “I work on computers.” For most, that is an…

Read More

I’ve added NetApp NCDA to my cert lineup!

This past week I traveled to San Antonio, Texas for the NetApp Advanced NCDA bootcamp.  It was pretty hardcore, going from 8am to 6pm everyday and then I spent 3 to 4 hours studying into the wee hours of the night.  Needless to say, my hard work paid off and I passed the NS0-154 exam…

Read More

I studied, I ate a banana, I passed VCP5!

The deadline arrived today for VCP4s to upgrade to 5 without having to take the What’s New course. Being that I am a chief procrastinator, I scheduled my exam for the deadline and sat for it today. I’m pleased to say that I’m now a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5! I scored better than…

Read More

The 2/29 Deadline is upon us! VCP5 or Bust!

Wanted to take a second and do a short post as a reminder that there are only 2 days left to upgrade from VCP4 to VCP5 without having to take the What’s New Course from VMware. Yes, I am one of the many procrastinators of the world that have yet to take the exam, but…

Read More

Need VMware View 5 Training? Come Get It!

Train Signal is at it again, releasing their brand new VMware View 5 Essentials Training videos last week. If you haven’t ever tried a Train Signal video or purchased one, you are definitely missing out. Train Signal gives you the opportunity to experience in classroom training from the comfort of your home, on demand and…

Read More