Earning an IT certification requires a solid game plan. Many observers would have you believe that you need practical instruction from either self-paced study, classroom sessions, or online training, plus real-world experience and a few practice exams to get yourself ready. While those elements are certainly the building blocks of a successful certification effort, you need something more: up-to-date news, product reviews, and tips on helpful resources.
From new training tools and study aids to certification program updates, the certification landscape changes rapidly. This column’s mission is to provide you with the insight and reviews you need to pace, use the best available tools, and pursue the certification that best meets your career goals.
What topics and certifications are important to you?
Help shape future IT Certification Corner columns by contributing to the discussion below and describing the certification topics you need covered.
For example, over the next few weeks I'll cover changes to Microsoft's .NET certification track, review CBT Nuggets' CCNA video training kit, and examine Transcender's practice e-mail questions. Are those subjects as important to you as I believe?
Do you want more information on Cisco's accreditation program? Or are you looking for technical tips you'll need to know to pass your next Windows MCSE exam or CompTIA test? Maybe you're looking for reviews of other exam simulation software and study aids.
Whatever your preference, join the discussion below and add your recommendations. Also, be sure to let us know which certifications you'll be pursuing in 2003. We'll monitor the posts and build future columns over the next year that are written in direct response to your requests.
When posting your suggestions, be sure to keep IT certification in mind. As long as there's a certification angle to your recommendation, it has a fair shot at becoming the basis of a future column.
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