Computer and Network Professional's Certification Guide

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Whether you're just starting out, contemplating a career change, or wondering how to make the most of your computer or network experience, use this book to understand your options. Then get the certifications that will bring you the professional recognition and financial rewards you're after. If you hire, train, or advise computer and network professionals, you will find this to be an invaluable reference.
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Overview

Whether you're just starting out, contemplating a career change, or wondering how to make the most of your computer or network experience, use this book to understand your options. Then get the certifications that will bring you the professional recognition and financial rewards you're after. If you hire, train, or advise computer and network professionals, you will find this to be an invaluable reference.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782125450
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/1999
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 607
  • Product dimensions: 5.91 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I PREPARING FOR AND TAKING CERTIFICATION TESTS

Chapter 1 Instructor-Led Training

     Selecting a Training Provider
     Colleges, Universities, and Vocational Schools
     Authorized Training Providers
     Independent Training Organizations

Chapter 2 Self-Study for Certification

     Study Guides and Books
     Videotaped Study Programs
     Computer-Based Training
     Online Training
     Practice Tests

Chapter 3 Taking Your Test

     Test Formats
         - Multiple-Choice Testing
         - Adaptive Testing
         - Hands-On Lab Testing
         - Live-Application Testing

     Test Taking

     Testing Centers
         - CatGlobal
         - Sylvan Prometric
         - VUE

PART II CERTIFICATION PROGRAM AND REQUIREMENTS

Chapter 4 Hardware Certifications

     Compaq Certifications
         - Associate Accredited Systems Engineer(Associate ASE)
         - Accredited Systems Engineer (ASE)
         - Master ASE
         - Compaq Resources

     Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International Certifications
         - Associate Business Continuity Planner (ABCP)
         - Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP)
         - Master Business Continuity Planner (MBCP)
         - DRI International Resources

     IBM Certifications
         - IBM Certified Professional Server Specialist (PSS)
         - IBM Certified Professional Server Expert (PSE)
         - IBM Resources

     Intel Certifications
         - Certified Solutions Consultant
         - Certified Integration Specialist
         - Intel Resources

     Learning Tree International Certification
         - PC Service and Support Certified Professional
         - Learning Tree International Resources

Chapter 5 Operating Systems Certifications

     IBM AIX Certifications
         - IBM Certified AIX User Version 4
         - IBM Certified Specialist AIX Certifications
         - IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert-RS/6000 AIX
         - IBM AIX Resources

     IBM AS/400 Certifications
         - IBM Certified Specialist Certifications for AS/400
         - IBM AS/400 Resources

     IBM OS/2 Certification
         - IBM Certified Systems Expert-OS/2 Warp 4
         - IBM OS/2 Resources

     Learning Tree International Certification
         - UNIX Systems Certified Professional
         - Learning Tree International Resources

     Microsoft Certification
         - Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
         - Microsoft Resources

     Red Hat Certification
         - Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
         - Red Hat Resources

     Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. (SCO) Certifications
         - SCO Certified UNIX System Administrator (CUSA)
         - SCO Advanced Certified Engineer (ACE)
         - SCO Resources

     Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) Certifications
         - Certified IRIX 6.x System Administrator
         - SGI Resources

     Sun Certifications
         - Certified System Administrator
         - Certified Network Administrator
         - Sun Resources

Chapter 6 Software Certifications

     Adobe Certification
         - Adobe Certified Expert
         - Adobe Resources

     AutoDesk Certification
         - AutoCAD Certified Professional (ACP)
         - AutoDesk Resources

     Baan Certifications
         - Baan Basic Certification
         - Baan Advanced Certification
         - Baan Resources

     Cognos Certifications
         - Cognos Certified Impromptu Professional
         - Cognos Certified PowerPlay Professional
         - Cognos Certified Business Intelligence Professional
         - Cognos Resources

     Corel Certifications
         - Corel Certified Proficient User
         - Corel Certified Expert User
         - Corel Resources

     Lotus Certifications
         - Certified Lotus Specialist (CLS)
         - Certified Lotus Professional (CLP) Application Developer
         - Certified Lotus Professional (CLP) Principal Application Developer
         - Certified Lotus Professional (CLP) System Administrator
         - Certified Lotus Professional (CLP) Principal System Administrator
         - Certified Lotus Professional (CLP) cc:Mail System Administrator
         - Lotus Resources

     Microsoft Certifications
         - Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS)
         - Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS): Expert
         - Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS): Master
         - Microsoft Resources

     SAP Certifications
         - SAP R/3 Certified Application Consultant
         - SAP R/3 Technical Consultant Certification
         - SAP Resources

     Solomon Software Certifications
         - Solomon IV Certified System Engineer (SCSE)
         - Solomon IV Certified Financial Specialist (SCFS)
         - Solomon Resources

Chapter 7  Programming Certifications

     American Society for Quality Certification (ASQ)
         - Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE)
         - American Society for Quality Resources

     International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) Certification
         - Certified Function Point Specialist (CFPS)
         - IFPUG Resources

     Learning Tree International Certifications
         - C and C++ Programming Certified Professional
         - C++ Object-Oriented Programming Certified Professional
         - Java Programming Certified Professional
         - Software Development Certified Professional
         - Visual Basic Enterprise Development Certified Professional
         - Windows Programming Certified Professional
         - UNIX Programming Certified Professional
         - Learning Tree International Resources

     Microsoft Certification
         - Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)
         - Microsoft Resources

     Quality Assurance Institute (QAI) Certification
          - Certified Software Test Engineer (CSTE)
          - Quality Assurance Institute Resources

     Software Publishers Association (SPA) Certification
          - Certified Software Manager (CSM)
          - Software Publishers Association (SPA) Resources

     Sun Certifications
          - Sun Certified Programmer
          - Sun Certified Developer
          - Sun Certified Architect
          - Sun Resources

Chapter 8  Networking Hardware Certifications

     Networking Hardware Certifications

     3Com Certifications
         - Master of Network Science (MNS)-LAN Solutions
         - Master of Network Science (MNS)- LAN Solutions Plus
         - Master of Network Science-WAN Solutions
         - Master of Network Science-Remote Access Solutions
         - Master of Network Science-Network Management
         - 3Com Resources

     Ascend Certification
         - Ascend Certified Technical Expert (ACTE) - Remote Access
         - Ascend Resources

     Cisco Certifications
         - Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA)
         - Certified Cisco Design Associate (CCDA)
         - Certified Cisco Network Professional (CCNP)
         - Certified Cisco Design Professional (CCDP)
         - Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE)
         - Cisco Resources

     FORE Systems, Inc., Certifications
         - FORE Systems LAN Certified Engineer
         - FORE Systems WAN Certified Engineer
         - FORE Systems, Inc., Resources

     IBM Networking Hardware Certification
         - IBM Certified Specialist
         - IBM Resources

     Learning Tree International Certifications
         - Local Area Networks Certified Professional
         - Internetworking Certified Professional
         - Learning Tree International Resources

     Newbridge Technical Certifications
         - Newbridge Wise for WANS
         - Newbridge Wise for ATM
         - Newbridge Wise for Switched Routing
         - Newbridge Wise for WAN Network Administrators
         - Newbridge Wise for ATM Network Administrators
         - Newbridge Networks Resources

     Nortel Networks Certifications
         - Nortel Networks Certified Support Specialist
         - Nortel Networks Certified Support Expert
         - Nortel Certified Network Architect
         - Nortel Networks Resources

     Xylan Certifications
         - Xylan Certified Switch Specialist (XCSS)
         - Xylan Certified Switch Expert (XCSE)
         - Xylan Resources

Chapter 9  Network Operating Systems Certifications

     Banyan Certifications
         - Certified Banyan Specialist (CBS)
         - Certified Banyan Specialist (CBS): Windows NT
         - CBE
         - Banyan Resources

     IBM OS/2 Warp Server Certifications
         - IBM Certified Specialist-OS/2 Warp Server Administration
         - IBM Certified Systems Expert-OS/2 Warp Server
         - IBM Resources

     Microsoft Certification
         - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
         - Microsoft Resources

     Novell Certifications
         - Certified Novell Administrator (CNA)
         - Certified Novell Engineer (CNE)
         - Master Certified Novell Engineer (Master CNE)
         - Novell Resources

Chapter 10  Network Management Certifications

     Computer Associates Certifications
         - Certified Unicenter Administrator
         - Certified Unicenter Engineer
         - Computer Associates Resources

     Hewlett-Packard Certification
         - HP OpenView Certified Consultant
         - Hewlett-Packard Resources

     Mercury Interactive Certification
         - Certified Product Specialist (CPS)
         - Mercury Interactive Resources

     Pine Mountain Group Certification
         - Certified NetAnalyst
         - Pine Mountain Group Resources

     Tivoli Certifications
         - Tivoli Certified Consultant
         - Tivoli Certified Enterprise Consultant
         - Tivoli Certified Solutions Expert
         - Tivoli Resources

Chapter 11  Telecommunications Certifications

     Callware Technologies Certification
         - Certified Network Telephony Engineer
         - Callware Resources

     Computer Telephony Institute Certification
         - Certified Telephony Engineer
         - Computer Telephony Institute Resources

     Dialogic Certification
         - Computer Telephony (CT) Professional
         - Dialogic Resources

     PictureTel Certification
         - Certified Videoconferencing Engineer
         - PictureTel Resources

Chapter 12  Client/Server and Database System Certifications

     Centura Certifications
         - Centura Certified Developer
         - Centura Certified Database Administrator (DBA)
         - Centura Resources

     Informix Certifications
         - Informix Certified Database Specialist
         - Informix Certified System Administrator
         - Informix Certified 4GL Developer
         - Informix Certified Dynamic 4GL Professional
         - Informix Resources

     Microsoft Certification
         - Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
         - Microsoft Resources

     Oracle Certifications
         - Certified Database Administrator
         - Certified Application Developer
         - Oracle Resources

     Sybase Certifications
         - Sybase Certified Associate
         - Sybase Certified Professional
         - Sybase Resources

Chapter 13  Internet Certifications

     HyCurve Certifications
         - HyCurve Web Design Specialist
         - HyCurve Administration Specialist
         - HyCurve Applications Specialist
         - HyCurve Resources

     IBM Certification
         - Certified Solutions Expert-Net.Commerce
         - IBM Resources

     Learning Tree International Certifications
         - Internet/Intranet Certified Professional
         - Web Administration and Development Certified Professional
         - Notes/Domino Certified Professional
         - Learning Tree International Resources

     Microsoft Certifications
         - Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) + Internet
         - Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) + Site Building
         - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet
         - Microsoft Resources

     Novell Certifications
         - Certified Internet Business Strategist
         - Certified Web Designer
         - Certified Intranet Manager
         - Certified Internet Architect
         - Novell Resources

     Open Market Certification
         - Folio 4 Certified Infobase Engineer (CIE)
         - Open Market Resources

      ProsoftTraining.com Certifications
         - Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Level 1
         - Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Level 2
         - ProsoftTraining.com Resources

Chapter 14  Computer and Network Security Certifications

     Check Point Certifications

     IBM Certification

     International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC) 2 Certification

     Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Certification

     Learning Tree International Certification

     Computer and Network Security Certifications

     Check Point Certifications
         - Certified Network Traffic Engineer (CNTE)
         - Certified Infrastructure Engineer (CIE)
         - Certified Security Engineer (CSE)
         - Check Point Resources

     IBM Certification
         - Certified Solutions Expert-Firewall
         - IBM Resources

     International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 Certification
         - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
         - (ISC)2 Resources

     Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Certification
         - Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
         - ISACA Resources

     Learning Tree International Certification
         - System and Network Security Certified Professional
         - Learning Tree International Resources

Chapter 15  Instructor and Trainer Certifications

     Instructor and Trainer Certifications

     Adobe Certification
         - Adobe Certified Training Provider (ACTP)
         - Adobe Resources

     Banyan Certifications
         - Certified Banyan Instructor (CBI)
         - Certified Banyan Instructor (CBI): Problem Solving for VINES Networks Authorization
         - Banyan Resources

     Chauncey Group International Certification
         - Certified Technical Trainer (CTT)
         - Chauncey Group International Resources

     Corel Certification
         - Corel Certified Instructor (CCI)
         - Corel Resources

     Lotus Certifications
         - Certified Lotus End-User Instructor (CLEI)
         - Certified Lotus Instructor (CLI): Level One
         - Certified Lotus Instructor (CLI): Level Two
         - Lotus Resources

     Microsoft Certification
         - Microsoft Certified Trainer
         - Microsoft Resources

     Novell Certifications
         - Certified Novell Instructor (CNI)
         - Master Certified Novell Instructor (Master CNI)
         - Novell Resources

     ProsoftTraining.com Certification
         - Prosoft Certified Trainer (PCT)
         - ProsoftTraining.com Resources

Chapter 16  Other Vendor-Based Certifications

     Other Vendor-Based Certifications

     Citrix Certification
         - Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
         - Citrix Resources

     PCDOCS/Fulcrum Certification
         - Certified DOCS Professional (CDP)
         - PCDOCS/Fulcrum Resources

     Vinca Certification
         - Vinca Certified Engineer (VCE)
         - Vinca Resources

Chapter 17  Organization-Based Certifications

     Organization-Based Certifications

     BICSI Registrations
         - Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)
         - RCDD: LAN Specialty
         - Cabling Installation Registration Program
         - BICSI Resources

     CNX Consortium Certification
         - Certified Networking Expert
         - CNX Resources

     CompTIA Certifications
         - A+ Certification
         - Network+ Certification
         - Certified Document Imaging Architect (CDIA)
         - CompTIA Resources

     ICCP Certification
         - Associate Computing Professional (ACP)
         - Certified Computing Professional (CCP)
         - ICCP Resources

     NACSE Certifications
         - The NACSE Computer Technician (NCT)
         - NACSE Network Technician (NNT)
         - NACSE Associate Network Specialist (NANS)
         - NACSE Senior Network Specialist (NSNS)
         - NACSE Resources

     Xplor International Certification
         - Electronic Document and Printing Professional (EDPP)
         - Xplor International Resources

PART III  APPENDICES

     Appendix A Retired and Renamed Certifications

     Appendix B Certification Update: A Web Resource for the Latest Certification Information


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