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A collection of IT certification-related articles created to aide the members and visitors of Added to at irregular intervals. Constructive comment always welcome.

  1. "Please Sir, May I Have Some More Virtual Days?"

    by , 05-20-2009 at 09:48 PM (JDMurray's Blog at www.TechExams.Net)
    VMWare ESXi 3.5.0 is a bare-metal hypervisor available as a 60-day, fully functional evaluation. After 60 days, ESXi will operate with reduced accessibility and functionality. However, it is possible to reset the evaluation counter back to 60 days without loosing your ESXi machine's configuration, inventory, or VMs. In a nutshell, the steps to perform this reset are:
    1. Copy all of the ESXi configuration files to a safe place.
    2. Reboot the ESXi machine.
    3. Boot from the installation CD and select
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  2. CSSLP Study References in the CIB

    by , 04-25-2009 at 10:38 PM (JDMurray's Blog at www.TechExams.Net)
    I was looking over the study reference section in the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) published by the (ISC)2 for the new CSSLP (Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional) certification, and I noted a several incorrect titles and authors were listed along with a few older editions. I decided to present here an updated listed of these books along with corresponding links to sellers and publishers. There are currently no study guides specifically for the CSSLP exam, so this list may be ...
  3. CISSP in 21 Days from Packt Publishing

    by , 03-25-2009 at 01:18 PM (JDMurray's Blog at www.TechExams.Net)
    CISSP in 21 Days by M. L. Srinivasan and from Packt Publishing is a new entry into the universe of study aides for the (ISC)˛ CISSP exam. This book approaches studying for the CISSP exam by breaking up the domains of the CISSP CBK (Common Body of Knowledge) into twenty-one chapters, each to be completed by the reader in a day's time. The book also includes a mock exam with items derived from the CISSP CBK.

    The writing style of the book is clear and brief. Each topic is written in short ...
  4. Sams Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours by Joe Casad

    by , 02-09-2009 at 01:23 PM (JDMurray's Blog at www.TechExams.Net)
    Do you need to learn about TCP/IP protocols, computer networks, and how the Internet works, but can't make head or tails out of the books written by people with names like Stallings, Stevens, and Comer? Then Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours, 4th Edition by Joe Casad may be just the book for you.

    Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours (TYTI24) is an excellent introduction to the layers, protocols, tools, and uses of TCP/IP networks. The “one hour” format of the chapters presents a sufficient ...
  5. The CISSP Certification Experience: My Study Plan

    by , 01-27-2009 at 04:10 PM (JDMurray's Blog at www.TechExams.Net)
    Candidates on the journey to pass the (ISC)˛ CISSP exam are constantly looking for recommendations of the best study resources to use, the most efficient ways of learning the material, and how to survive taking the exam itself. Although the CISSP journey is different for everyone, some wisdom and confidence surely can be gained by reading the recommendations of others who have already reached their CISSP-certified destination.

    OK, OK, here's the stuff you want to know…

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