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Title:
IT certification success
Author:
Tittel, Ed.
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Scottsdale, AZ: Coriolis Group Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xx, 220 pages ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

1st ed. was titled: certification success.
Language:
English
Added Title:
Certification success.
ISBN:
9781576107928
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Book

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Developed by Certification Insider Press, the world's fastest growing certification press with close to 4 million copies in print. Details the most popular certification programs offered today, such as Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, CompTIA, Linux, Sun/JAVA, Linux, Prosoft Training Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW), and Chauncey. Reviews industry trends and statistics and predicts future growth and changes to each program. Outlines the unique characteristics of each program and details changes that will affect candidates.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xv
Chapter 1 Certification Programsp. 1
General Program Characteristicsp. 2
Why Vendors Like Certification Programsp. 4
Why Individuals Like Certification Programsp. 5
Why Employers Like Certification Programsp. 6
The Certification Programsp. 6
Microsoft Certification Programsp. 6
Novell Certification Programsp. 8
Oracle Certification Programsp. 10
Cisco Certification Programsp. 12
CompTIA's A+, Network+, and i-Net+ Certification Programsp. 15
Sun's Java Certification Programsp. 16
Chauncey Certificationsp. 17
ProsoftTraining.com's Certified Internet Webmaster Programp. 18
Linux Certificationsp. 19
But Wait, There's More!p. 20
Summaryp. 20
Need to Know More?p. 21
Chapter 2 Microsoft Certification Programsp. 23
Alphabet Soupp. 24
MCPp. 26
MCP+Ip. 26
MCP+SBp. 27
MCDBAp. 28
MCSEp. 30
MCSE+Ip. 36
MCSDp. 38
MCTp. 40
MOUSp. 42
Microsoft Testingp. 43
Tracking MCP Statusp. 45
Becoming an MCSEp. 45
Tracking MOUS Statusp. 46
How to Prepare for a Microsoft Examp. 46
Need to Know More?p. 49
Chapter 3 Novell Certification Programsp. 51
Alphabet Soupp. 52
CNAp. 54
CNEp. 55
MCNEp. 59
CNIp. 64
CDEp. 65
Novell Testingp. 66
Tracking Novell Certification Statusp. 67
How to Prepare for Novell Examsp. 67
Need to Know More?p. 69
Chapter 4 Oracle Certification Programsp. 71
Alphabet Soupp. 72
OCP-DBO Trackp. 73
OCP-DBA Trackp. 74
OCP-Application Developer Trackp. 76
OCP-Java Developer Trackp. 78
OCP-Financial Applications Consultant Trackp. 79
Oracle Testingp. 81
Tracking Oracle Certification Statusp. 82
How to Prepare for Oracle Examsp. 82
Need to Know More?p. 84
Chapter 5 Cisco Certification Programsp. 85
Alphabet Soupp. 86
Cisco's Tracks and Specializationsp. 88
CCNA and CCDAp. 89
CCNPp. 90
Test Option 1 for Routing and Switchingp. 90
Test Option 2 for Routing and Switchingp. 91
Specializations Trackp. 92
Test Option for WAN Switching Trackp. 92
CCDPp. 93
Test Option 1 for Routing and Switchingp. 93
Test Option 2 for Routing and Switching Trackp. 94
Specializations Track: SNA/IP Integrationp. 94
Test Option for WAN Switching Trackp. 94
CCIEp. 95
The CCIE Qualification Examp. 95
The Laboratory Evaluationp. 95
Cisco Testingp. 96
Signing Up for the Written Examsp. 96
Signing Up for the CCIE Laboratory Evaluationp. 98
How to Prepare for Cisco Examsp. 98
Need to Know More?p. 100
Chapter 6 CompTIA Certificationsp. 101
A+ Detailsp. 102
A+ Core Examp. 104
DOS/Windows Examp. 104
Network+p. 105
i-Net+p. 106
CompTIA Testingp. 108
How to Prepare for CompTIA Examsp. 109
Need to Know More?p. 110
Chapter 7 Sun's Java Certificationsp. 111
Java Certification Detailsp. 112
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platformp. 114
Sun Certified Developer for the Java Platformp. 115
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition Technologyp. 117
Java Certification Testingp. 119
Registering for Numbered Java Certification Examsp. 119
Registering for Programming Assignmentsp. 120
How to Prepare for Java Certification Examsp. 121
Need to Know More?p. 122
Chapter 8 Chauncey's Certification Programsp. 123
Alphabet Soupp. 124
CTT Programp. 124
ATS Programp. 126
Chauncey Testingp. 128
Submitting Your Videotapep. 129
How to Prepare for Chauncey Examsp. 129
Need to Know More?p. 131
Chapter 9 Prosoft's Certified Internet Webmaster Programp. 133
About Prosoftp. 134
CIW Programp. 134
CIW Professionalp. 135
Master CIW Enterprise Developer Trackp. 137
Master CIW Designer Trackp. 137
More about CIW and Other Web Certificationsp. 138
Prosoft Linux Certified Administratorp. 139
Prosoft Testingp. 140
How to Prepare for Prosoft Examsp. 141
Need to Know More?p. 142
Chapter 10 Linux Certificationsp. 143
About LInux and Certificationsp. 144
Red Hat Linux Certificationp. 144
Alphabet Soupp. 145
RHCE and RHCX Programsp. 145
Red Hat RHCE Testingp. 147
How to Prepare for Red Hat Examsp. 148
The LPIC Programp. 149
No Alphabet Soup, for Once!p. 149
LPI Testingp. 151
How to Prepare for LPI Examsp. 152
The Sair Linux and GNU Certification Programp. 153
Alphabet Soupp. 153
Basic Sair Certification Requirementsp. 154
Sair Linux and GNU Testingp. 155
How to Prepare for Sair Examsp. 156
What's Linux Certification Worth?p. 157
Need to Know More?p. 158
Chapter 11 Learning about Other Certificationsp. 159
Other Certificationsp. 159
Making It All Make Sensep. 162
Trends in the Certification Gamep. 164
Chapter 12 Planning Your Certificationsp. 167
Rating Certificationsp. 168
Choosing Certification Ranking Criteriap. 168
Certification Ranking Tablep. 169
When Real Candidates Meet Ideal Requirementsp. 170
IT Professionals in the Real Worldp. 173
Four Fabulous Job Roles Where Certification Countsp. 173
Ideal Job Candidates Look Like Thisp. 174
Favorite Certification Laddersp. 177
Chapter 13 Certification Study Tips and Techniquesp. 181
Outlining from Objectivesp. 181
Join a Support Groupp. 182
Practice Makes Perfectp. 183
Investigate Training Optionsp. 184
Pump the Expertsp. 185
Call on Your Communityp. 185
Go to the Sourcep. 187
Appendix Job Prospecting for the Newly Certifiedp. 191
Glossaryp. 199
Indexp. 213

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