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Inside the ITIL Foundation Certification 

When you are discussing information technology service management with experts, you will invariably hear one of them say the word “ITIL”. ITIL, an acronym of its original name “Information Technology Infrastructure Library”, is a comprehensive framework that provides a blueprint for how to manage IT services so they effectively align with business requirements and functions. Created in the 1980s by the British government, ITIL has since evolved through several revisions, and is now owned and administered by an organization called AXELOS, a joint venture between the British government and Capita, a British business process outsourcing and ser...

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Posted on October 28th, 2014 in ExamForce's Blog » Featured Articles | Comments (0)
 

Inside the CompTIA Cloud+ Certification 

These days, anyone who uses a computer, smartphone, or tablet knows about cloud computing. Every popular computer and mobile device software platform offers some sort of cloud storage for music, photos, and documents. Whether it’s Microsoft’s OneDrive, Apple’s iCloud, or Google’s Drive, more people than ever are using a cloud computing solution to help manage their digital lives. When it comes to the enterprise, businesses are actively leveraging cloud computing solutions to provide improved access to files and applications, virtual environments for software testing, and data recovery options. In addition, a growing number of software compan...

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Posted on September 22nd, 2014 in ExamForce's Blog » Featured Articles | Comments (0)
 

Is Windows 8 Done For? 

It’s been less than two years since Windows 8 was released to the general public. Windows 8 was a bold move by Microsoft, its attempt to create a version of its massively popular operating system that could power multiple types of hardware, enabling the use of touchscreen PCs and tablets while maintaining support for conventional desktop users. Windows 8 was all about bringing a single OS to the desktop/tablet party, by offering a hybrid experience that could accommodate keyboards, mice, and fingertips. Windows 8 was the launch pad of Microsoft’s strategy to gain some relevance in the mobile computing market, a market dominated by Apple’s iPad...

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Posted on August 14th, 2014 in ExamForce's Blog » Featured Articles | Comments (0)
 

Certification Overview: Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) 

In today’s always-online world, wireless networks are everywhere. Nearly every business that caters to the public offers complimentary Wi-Fi to its customers. Municipal governments have built wireless hotspots in most major city centers. And, a growing number of corporate offices use wireless networks to enable mobile computing, as well as advanced conferencing hardware such as wireless projectors and smartboards. All of this Wi-Fi activity has created a growing demand for IT pros capable of administering wireless networks, usually within very specific conditions and requirements. Wireless network administrators face the same issues that tradition...

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Posted on July 22nd, 2014 in ExamForce's Blog » Featured Articles | Comments (0)
 

This is a Title 

I am a writer. What does this mean? Well, it means many things. It means that I annoy my social media contacts by correcting the shoddy spelling and grammar in their posts. It means that I have a somewhat ludicrous amount of notebooks (the kind with paper in them, although I have a ludicrous amount of the other kind as well). It means that I’ve bought more dictionaries than vehicles in my lifetime. It means that I know what a gerund is. It means that in the upcoming zombie apocalypse, I will be the first member of my ragtag survivor group to be left behind when the really bad late-night surprise mass zombie attack comes, unless there is an alpha m...

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Posted on July 16th, 2014 in ExamForce's Blog » Featured Articles | Comments (0)
 

Certification Overview: Microsoft SharePoint 2013 

When you talk to people in the IT/IS industry, it’s surprising how many of them have heard of Microsoft SharePoint, but don’t really know what it is or how it’s used in the enterprise. For those who don’t know, SharePoint is about more than just online file storage and shared folders. SharePoint is a remarkably robust web platform that offers solutions for:
  • Document control with automated workflow management.
  • Project management sites that leverage related Project and Visio files.
  • Business intelligence and knowledge sharing via internal blogs, wikis, and private social networks.
Of course, ShareP...

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Posted on June 27th, 2014 in ExamForce's Blog » Featured Articles | Comments (0)
 

Certification Update: CompTIA Security+ 

Information systems security continues to be the number one critical issue for businesses and governments around the world. There has been no letdown in the number of malicious attacks on corporate systems and government databases. And, as these attacks have grown both in frequency and sophistication, the need for well-trained and experienced IT/IS security specialists has kept HR recruiters busy searching for qualified candidates. The Security+ certification was developed by CompTIA in 2002 to address the rising need for security professionals, and to provide a vendor-neutral industry designation aimed at the field of IT/IS systems security. The Se...

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Posted on May 14th, 2014 in ExamForce's Blog » Featured Articles | Comments (0)
 

ExamForce Offers 30% Off Their PMP (PMBOK v5) Online Training Course 

For experienced project manager looking to stand out to employers and maximize their earning potential, the PMP credential is the right choice. ExamForce is pleased to offer professionals seeking to achieve the PMP® (PMBOK v5) exam a special offer of 30% off its online training course. This is a limited time offer and only good through April 30th 2014. Just use coupon code EFS19 at check out today. PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential is the most sought after, industry-recognized certification for projec...

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Posted on April 9th, 2014 in ExamForce's Blog » Featured Articles | Comments (0)
 

Certification Update: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 

I'll admit, it's been a good long while since I've taken a look at what's happening with Microsoft's flagship database server product MS SQL Server, and how it currently fits into Microsoft's training and certification program. Back in the day (he said, remembering what it was like to "wind a watch" and "dial a phone"; today, people are answering their phones with their watches) SQL Server certification was covered by the Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) designation. The MCDBA was a multi-exam accreditation, and existed as its own certification track separate from the MCSE program.

Flash-forward to the present and lo and b...

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Posted on April 9th, 2014 in ExamForce's Blog » Featured Articles | Comments (0)
 

What are the Most Valuable IT Certifications for 2014? 

There are several good reasons to earn one or more professional IT industry certifications. Getting certified serves as proof of your knowledge and ability with a specific technology or group of technologies. In fact, going through the process of achieving an IT certification helps to expand your technical knowledge, providing insight into the less common aspects of a given technology that aren’t regularly encountered in normal day-to-day usage.

One key motivation for getting certified is to show your current (or a potential) employer that you have achieved an industry-recognized credential, in order to improve your earning potential i...

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Posted on February 21st, 2014 in ExamForce's Blog » Featured Articles | Comments (0)