It Certification Success Exam Cram

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A well-rounded treatise on the benefits of certification and how to prepare for certification exams. The reader is exposed to first-rate insider information on the number of core and elective exams you must pass, registration and cost of exams, locating practice tests, deciphering certification acronyms, industry trends and statistics, and answers to commonly asked questions. This book is a must have for IT industry professionals who are ...
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Overview

A well-rounded treatise on the benefits of certification and how to prepare for certification exams. The reader is exposed to first-rate insider information on the number of core and elective exams you must pass, registration and cost of exams, locating practice tests, deciphering certification acronyms, industry trends and statistics, and answers to commonly asked questions. This book is a must have for IT industry professionals who are serious about career advancement.


About the Author:
Ed Tittel (Austin, TX) is president of LANWrights, Inc., a training and content development company. His author team specializes in certification training and networking and has authored over 100 best-selling computer books.

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This concise, pocket-size guide helps you plan your own personal certification strategy! Which programs? Which exams? How to prepare? What's the certification worth to you -- right now, and down the road? Covers every certification that matters: Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, Oracle, Sun, Novell, Prosoft, and more. By Ed Tittel, the guy who invented certification books!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576107928
  • Publisher: Coriolis Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Series: Exam Cram 2 Series
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xv
Chapter 1 Certification Programs 1
General Program Characteristics 2
Why Vendors Like Certification Programs 4
Why Individuals Like Certification Programs 5
Why Employers Like Certification Programs 6
The Certification Programs 6
Microsoft Certification Programs 6
Novell Certification Programs 8
Oracle Certification Programs 10
Cisco Certification Programs 12
CompTIA's A+, Network+, and i-Net+ Certification Programs 15
Sun's Java Certification Programs 16
Chauncey Certifications 17
ProsoftTraining.com's Certified Internet Webmaster Program 18
Linux Certifications 19
But Wait, There's More! 20
Summary 20
Need to Know More? 21
Chapter 2 Microsoft Certification Programs 23
Alphabet Soup 24
MCP 26
MCP+I 26
MCP+SB 27
MCDBA 28
MCSE 30
MCSE+I 36
MCSD 38
MCT 40
MOUS 42
Microsoft Testing 43
Tracking MCP Status 45
Becoming an MCSE 45
Tracking MOUS Status 46
How to Prepare for a Microsoft Exam 46
Need to Know More? 49
Chapter 3 Novell Certification Programs 51
Alphabet Soup 52
CNA 54
CNE 55
MCNE 59
CNI 64
CDE 65
Novell Testing 66
Tracking Novell Certification Status 67
How to Prepare for Novell Exams 67
Need to Know More? 69
Chapter 4 Oracle Certification Programs 71
Alphabet Soup 72
OCP-DBO Track 73
OCP-DBA Track 74
OCP-Application Developer Track 76
OCP-Java Developer Track 78
OCP-Financial Applications Consultant Track 79
Oracle Testing 81
Tracking Oracle Certification Status 82
How to Prepare for Oracle Exams 82
Need to Know More? 84
Chapter 5 Cisco Certification Programs 85
Alphabet Soup 86
Cisco's Tracks and Specializations 88
CCNA and CCDA 89
CCNP 90
Test Option 1 for Routing and Switching 90
Test Option 2 for Routing and Switching 91
Specializations Track 92
Test Option for WAN Switching Track 92
CCDP 93
Test Option 1 for Routing and Switching 93
Test Option 2 for Routing and Switching Track 94
Specializations Track: SNA/IP Integration 94
Test Option for WAN Switching Track 94
CCIE 95
The CCIE Qualification Exam 95
The Laboratory Evaluation 95
Cisco Testing 96
Signing Up for the Written Exams 96
Signing Up for the CCIE Laboratory Evaluation 98
How to Prepare for Cisco Exams 98
Need to Know More? 100
Chapter 6 CompTIA Certifications 101
A+ Details 102
A+ Core Exam 104
DOS/Windows Exam 104
Network+ 105
i-Net+ 106
CompTIA Testing 108
How to Prepare for CompTIA Exams 109
Need to Know More? 110
Chapter 7 Sun's Java Certifications 111
Java Certification Details 112
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform 114
Sun Certified Developer for the Java Platform 115
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition Technology 117
Java Certification Testing 119
Registering for Numbered Java Certification Exams 119
Registering for Programming Assignments 120
How to Prepare for Java Certification Exams 121
Need to Know More? 122
Chapter 8 Chauncey's Certification Programs 123
Alphabet Soup 124
CTT Program 124
ATS Program 126
Chauncey Testing 128
Submitting Your Videotape 129
How to Prepare for Chauncey Exams 129
Need to Know More? 131
Chapter 9 Prosoft's Certified Internet Webmaster Program 133
About Prosoft 134
CIW Program 134
CIW Professional 135
Master CIW Enterprise Developer Track 137
Master CIW Designer Track 137
More about CIW and Other Web Certifications 138
Prosoft Linux Certified Administrator 139
Prosoft Testing 140
How to Prepare for Prosoft Exams 141
Need to Know More? 142
Chapter 10 Linux Certifications 143
About LInux and Certifications 144
Red Hat Linux Certification 144
Alphabet Soup 145
RHCE and RHCX Programs 145
Red Hat RHCE Testing 147
How to Prepare for Red Hat Exams 148
The LPIC Program 149
No Alphabet Soup, for Once! 149
LPI Testing 151
How to Prepare for LPI Exams 152
The Sair Linux and GNU Certification Program 153
Alphabet Soup 153
Basic Sair Certification Requirements 154
Sair Linux and GNU Testing 155
How to Prepare for Sair Exams 156
What's Linux Certification Worth? 157
Need to Know More? 158
Chapter 11 Learning about Other Certifications 159
Other Certifications 159
Making It All Make Sense 162
Trends in the Certification Game 164
Chapter 12 Planning Your Certifications 167
Rating Certifications 168
Choosing Certification Ranking Criteria 168
Certification Ranking Table 169
When Real Candidates Meet Ideal Requirements 170
IT Professionals in the Real World 173
Four Fabulous Job Roles Where Certification Counts 173
Ideal Job Candidates Look Like This 174
Favorite Certification Ladders 177
Chapter 13 Certification Study Tips and Techniques 181
Outlining from Objectives 181
Join a Support Group 182
Practice Makes Perfect 183
Investigate Training Options 184
Pump the Experts 185
Call on Your Community 185
Go to the Source 187
Appendix Job Prospecting for the Newly Certified 191
Glossary 199
Index 213
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