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10 most popular technology courses

Want to boost your tech skills but don't know quite where to start? Here are the current most popular tech courses, according to TechRepublic's Training channel.

If you want to kick-start a career in technology or add more depth to the one you have, TechRepublic can guide you in the right direction with its Training tab. Here are the ten most popular courses currently running. (For more information, such as what you'll learn and the dates and locations of each, just click on the title of each course.)

1. Administering and Maintaining Windows 7

In this Windows 7 training course, you will learn how to successfully administer, maintain, and troubleshoot Windows 7 computers.

2. Configuring, Managing, and Maintaining Server 2008 R2

This course combines Windows Server 2008 training content from the Network Infrastructure Technology Specialist, Active Directory Technology Specialist, and IT Professional Server Administrator courses into five days.

3. CCNA Boot Camp v2.0

This comprehensive CCNA training course solution combines five days of intensive hands-on classroom activity along with pre- and post-course activities to ensure your success on the CCNA certification exam.

4. PMP® Exam Prep Boot Camp

In this course, you'll gain the essential preparation needed to pass the PMP and CAPM exams. Concentrating on exam content from the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge-Fourth Edition (PMBOK® Guide) and other sources, this course includes a wide variety of learning tools and study aids, all using PMI® terminology.

5. MCITP: Server and Enterprise Administrator Combo Boot Camp

This Boot Camp will prepare qualified Microsoft professionals for the Server 2008 Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator and MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certifications and includes preparation for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows 7, Configuration certification.

6. Cyber Security Foundations

In this hands-on cyber security course, you will gain a global perspective of the challenges of designing a secure system, touching on all the cyber roles needed to provide a cohesive security solution.

7. VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V4]

This intensive, extended-hours, VMware-authorized training course focuses on installing, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting VMware® vSphereTM and integrates advanced command line and scripting.

8. VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V4.1]

In this VMware-authorized, hands-on course based on ESX/ESXi 4.1 and vCenter Server 4.1, you will learn to install, configure, and manage VMware vSphereTM, which consists of VMware ESX/ESXi and VMware vCenter Server.

9. Understanding Networking Fundamentals

A strong foundation of basic networking concepts is fundamental to a successful career in information technology, and in this popular Understanding Networking Fundamentals course, you'll gain those real-world, practical skills.

10. MCITP: Server Administrator Boot Camp

This Boot Camp will prepare Microsoft professionals for the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator certification for Windows Server 2008.

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Toni Bowers is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.

8 comments
jamey123
jamey123

Broken Links Everywhere... stupid!

Orodreth
Orodreth

Ms. Bowers, AFAIK, you've never provided a basis of why these are popular technology courses, and the same applies to some of your other most popular blogs. That makes these picks an in your opinion the 10 most popular technology courses or as GreenPirogue writes push advertisers.

IT_Stargazer
IT_Stargazer

disappointing "blog" -- understandable that TR has to accomodate its advertisers however, the title & intro are mis-leading. It reads like another Top-10, and if it were a measure of training people are taking now, would have some value. Even labeling as advertising would be OK -- "and now a word from our sponsors"...

rkendsley
rkendsley

Don't you think you should have been "a little" more up front that this was nothing more than a commercial for your "partner" Global Knowledge?

John.M.Thompson
John.M.Thompson

was clearly based on the offerings of the advertiser.

GreenPirogue
GreenPirogue

Would have been a tad more helpful to have training courses linked with "hot jobs" or something. And the technology was not well distributed. Not a single course from the database category.

techgecko
techgecko

Sadly this practice is rampant across the TR Domain these days. Also it's also disappointing to often find recycled content with only a small disclaimer or reference to a previous publication.

b.g.domin
b.g.domin

I don't have that, or any kind, of money to be advertised to.

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