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Cross-Training and Your Career

Posted on 12/19/17 10:25 AM by Get Schooled in Certifications, in IT News, in IT Training

This will come as no surprise. The more you know, the more you’re worth. In the IT industry that great truth has been growing year-by-year for decades.

There was a time when you could categorize yourself as a “desktop guy”, or a “server guy.” A “storage guy” or a “networking guy” or any of many others.

The economics of the business changed as more firms took on more clients and more responsibilities. The trick to managing costs involved sending out the right “guy” at the right time to each call with the right skills and the right tools.

Some members of some tech teams were “certification hounds” who grabbed every opportunity to take a training course and get a new certification in something they didn’t already have. Soon dispatchers found it much easier to manage the call flow as they gained more flexibility in who they had available with the right skills to be assigned to a wider variety of calls.

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It's a Beautiful Day to Go to The Fair

Posted on 2/10/17 8:56 AM by Alex Matthews in Certifications, in Cisco, in Citrix, in Computer Education, in IT Career, in IT Training, in Microsoft, in Vendor-Authorized, in vmware

State Fair of Texas Media Gallery

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We're PMI Approved as a Registered Education Provider!

Posted on 11/5/14 9:00 AM by Get Schooled in Announcements, in Career Development, in career growth, in Certifications, in Company News, in News, in professional development, in Project Management

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Approved as a Registered Education Provider by Project Management Institute

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4 Tips for Securing IT Jobs

Posted on 9/9/14 11:26 AM by Get Schooled in Certifications, in IT Career, in IT jobs, in IT Training, in Network+, in Tips & Tricks

Finding and keeping a job can be a difficult thing. Not only can positions often be scarce in certain fields, but even established employees can find their skill sets suddenly obsolete if they are not paying attention - something that can ultimately lead to permanent dismissal. All of this can be especially true in the IT world, where uncertainty has been bred by the rapid pace at which technology is evolving.

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Skills gap provides opportunities for workers with IT training

Posted on 9/10/13 5:44 PM by Get Schooled in Certifications, in IT Career

An employee skills gap at many companies is opening the door for people with the proper IT training. Many employers feel that they need more highly trained workers, says talent engagement senior manager Lisa McCarthy in her article for VisionIT.

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4 Tips for Managers to Strengthen Their IT Department

Posted on 5/14/13 5:45 PM by Get Schooled in Career Development, in Certifications, in IT News

One of the most important components of a long and successful IT career is professional development and continuous IT training. IT managers that encourage this behavior in their departments will find that it ultimately benefits them, their companies and the entire IT staff.

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Demand for "Cloud-ready" IT workers continues to grow

Posted on 1/23/13 3:27 PM by Get Schooled in Career Development, in Certifications, in cloud, in cloud computing, in experience, in IT, in IT Career, in IT News, in jobs, in MCSA, in Microsoft, in technology, in training

In a Microsoft-sponsored skills gap study, IDC examined the correlation between the growth of cloud computing and the need for certified, trained, "cloud-ready" professionals to provide support for a rapidly changing technology environment.

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Microsoft Certification Visual Roadmaps

Posted on 12/31/12 10:31 AM by Get Schooled in certification, in Certifications, in cloud, in IT Career, in Microsoft, in Roadmap, in windows server

Microsoft certifications represent a rich and varied spectrum of job roles and responsibilities. Earning a specific credential provides objective validation of the ability to successfully perform critical IT functions. Microsoft Certification distinguishes individuals with technical expertise and proves their ability to design and build innovative solutions across multiple technologies, both on-premise and in the cloud.

Microsoft's Born to Learn website has released roadmap graphics detailing the pathways to Microsoft Certification.

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Upgrade to MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Certification with Exam 70-417

Posted on 12/14/12 7:00 AM by Get Schooled in Certifications, in Microsoft, in Second Shot, in Windows Server 2012

An important upgrade exam for many Microsoft Certified IT professionals has been published. You've been busy putting your Windows Server knowledge and skills to work. Now it's time to invest in advancing your credentials and prepare for the next step in your career. Today is the day. Make the commitment to update your Windows Server certification to 2012 by booking your seat for the newly published exam 70-417.

If you currently hold MCSA: Windows Server 2008 or one of the MCITP titles listed below, you can earn MCSA: Windows Server 2012 by passing this one exam.

  • MCITP: Virtualization Adminitrator
  • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator
  • MCITP: Lync Server Administrator
  • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator
  • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator

Read up on the list of skills measured on the official exam details page.

To learn more, check out our Windows Server 2012 certification path!

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Ready to schedule the exam? Don't forget to grab a "free second shot" voucher.

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CompTIA Changing A+ Exam Effective October 9th

Posted on 9/21/12 4:00 PM by Get Schooled in A+, in certification, in Certifications, in CompTIA, in IT Career, in IT News

In order to meet industry demand, CompTIA will be releasing a new version of their A+ certification exam to ensure that students certified in A+ will be capable of using the information they've learned in real world situations. Effective October 9th, students seeking their A+ certification will be required to show their abilities to apply the knowledge learned in the A+ course by completing performance-based questions on the exam. These questions will require certification candidates to perform a task or solve a problem within a simulated IT environment, demonstrating specific knowledge or skills. As of now, the A+ exam only asks multiple-choice questions.

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