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BALTIMORE, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thomson Prometric, the global leader in testing and assessment services, and part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), and The Open Group today announced that Thomson Prometric will administer The Open Group's newest IT exam certifying users on open standards and interoperability facility. As a result of the arrangement with Thomson Prometric, the exam will be offered for the first time in a computer-based format and will be available in Thomson Prometric testing centers throughout the world. The Open Group is a consortium that advocates for access to information for everyone by promoting open standards and global interoperability for computer software and IT systems, and providing training to interested IT professionals. Its TOGAF 8 certification requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge, skills and abili... (more)

Notes of a Lifelong IT Student

Have you ever attended software training? If yes, have you enrolled voluntarily or your employer required you to get re-trained to get extra points for your annual review? If so, was that class useful other than getting these points? In my blog “Notes of a traveling contract trainer ” I promised to write a sequel from the student’s point of view. You got it. If you work for a large corporation, the chances are high that you are entitled for taking one or two training classes each year. In some cases you even get to choose which classes to attend. I mean off-sight training. But most likely, you are enrolling a class offered onsite by an invited instructor. IT training classes can be divided into two main categories: five full consecutive days or two-three months long evening classes. The latter are for people who want to get fundamental training and have time to stu... (more)

This Week in Cloud

Featured on Cloud Commons Where is the line between virtualization and the cloud?—Webcast featuring Forrester Research analyst James Staten If you had a virtualized environment with impressive P2V (physical-to-virtual) ratios on your servers, would you still consider moving to the cloud? In this 40-minute webinar, James Staten, Forrester Research Inc. VP & Principal Analyst, explains the difference between virtualization and cloud and where the line is between the two. Ryan Hughes, CEO of GIS marketplace provider Skygone Inc., joins James to discuss Skygone’s experience with moving to the cloud and how listening to your customers, whether internal or external, should drive your cloud decisions. (No registration required). Watch the webcast. Feature Article Pragmatic Cloud: Private Clouds Deliver No Value (part 2) By George Watt People who live in glass houses shoul... (more)

OCAJP and OCPJP Java SE 7 Programmer Certifications

Oracle Java SE 7 Programmer certifications gear up your knowledge in latest API /JSR changes and improves your career potential. Introduction The Java SE 7 Programmer (OCAJP & OCPJP) is a professional certification program offered by Oracle. These certifications tests candidates program knowledge Java SE at lighter (in OCA) and deeper (in OCP) levels.  The OCA Java 7 is an entry level certification in Java. It helps the programmer who can have the basic knowledge of the essentials of the Java programming language. To handle the looping constructs and variables, and does not cover specific technologies such as GUI creation, Web or network programming. This certification exam tests how well a programmer has understood the language constructs and verify skillset in Java technologies. The OCP Java 7 is the next level programming certification that covers major changes/... (more)

EPractize Labs Web Services Certification Training Lab Review

Thanks to EPractize Labs folks for offering an excellent Training Kit for Oracle Certified Expert, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Java Persistence API Developer Certification. The same company also offers mock exam simulator for other Java certifications including assignment related exams like OCMEA and OCMJD. You cannot equate the quality of EPractize Labs products with others. They are very unique in terms of learning style and content. What is Java EE 6 Web Services OCE Training Lab? This is a software learning environment like kindle bundled with following components: Plan – Objective, provides enough information about OCE Java EE 6 Web Services certification/exam objectives, PPA methodology, Topic wise score split-up, exam benefits and FAQs about Training Lab. Plan – Set Goals, offers you to set milestones for your exam study. You can set goals against OC... (more)

OCAJP Java 7 Certification Preparation

Difference between SCJP and OCAJP SCJP (Sun Certified Java Programmer) is the certification name previously referred by Sun Microsystems for Java 6 and prior versions. The certification has been re-published and rebranded after Oracle takeover Sun Microsystems. There will be only one program level certification for Java prior to Java 7 but after Java 7, Oracle introduced two certifications. OCAJP (Associate Level Java Program) OCPJP (Professional Level Java Program) Note that OCAJP is the pre-requirement for OCPJP. One must complete OCAJP prior to taking OCPJP (old name SCPJP). Knowledge required to clear OCAJP exam The exam requires basic Java Knowledge of Java data types, strings, arrays, loop constructs, methods and encapsulation, inheritance and exceptions. Complete Java 7 knowledge may not be required for this exam; however it is required to attend next level exam (... (more)

OCE EJB Certification Boosts JEE 6 Design Skills

The latest Java EE 6 Certification for business component developer is divided into two certifications - EJB and JPA. These two certifications are completely different from previous SCBCD/OCPJBCD certification. The Java Designer's general principle to architecting high scale or low scale application is choosing between EJB Centric Design (with EJB) or Web Centric Design (without EJB). OCE EJB Certification covers all design/developer knowledge required to implement Enterprise Java Bean Components. Difference between SCBCD 5 and OCE EJB Certification Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 5 Business Component Developer (Formerly Sun Certified Business Component Developer (SCBCD)) certification provides knowledge required to develop Java EE 5 EJB and JPA applications. However, OCE EJB only covers Java EE 6 EJB components and OCE JPA covers only Java EE 6 JPA API. SCBCD... (more)

Java Certifications

Welcome to Java Certification Path. If you are reading this article, it means that you are thinking or have decided to take Java Certification. Let me start off by congratulating you on this decision to boost your career strength. To become a successful Java professional it is good to acquire Java certification to show their evidence. Java certifications adds more confidence to your job responsibilities as well as improves your career potential, of-course you can get higher salary than others. Oracle’s Java certifications are designed to be focused on particular roles in the software development cycle and, therefore, are more useful than all-in-one certifications. Oracle currently offers the following Java certifications, which are classified by level and specialization. Most of the certifications require you to pass a multiple choice exam, but some require you to ... (more)

Java 7 Programmer Certifications (OCAJP and OCPJP) Review

The candidates are supposed to have Java coding experience for at least 6 months or enough knowledge in basics. Most of the candidates take the exam from college itself to strengthen their profile value, so experience does not matter and knowledge is the key for this exam. Unless like previous versions, Java 7 Certifications are divided into two levels: 1. [ OCAJP 7 ] Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer certification. You need to complete 1Z0-803 - Java SE 7 Programmer I Exam to achieve this certification. 2. [ OCPJP 7 ]Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer certification. You need to complete 1Z1-804 -Java SE 7 Programmer II exam to achieve this certification. OCPJP 7 can be taken only after completing OCAJP. Objectives of OCAJP 7 exam : Java Basics Working With Java Data Types Using Operators and Decision Constructs Creating and Using ... (more)

Kaplan Leads IT Certification Preparation Session on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Exam at TechEd 2006 Show

BOSTON, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaplan IT Learning is leading an IT certification preparation session on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 at the Microsoft TechEd 2006 Show on Tuesday, June 13 from 10:45 - 12:00 noon. Kaplan's award-winning Transcender practice exams will be featured at the show, held June 11-16 in booth #530 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston. Kaplan IT Learning is a division of international educational services leader Kaplan, Inc. During the show, George Monsalvatge, a Kaplan IT Learning certification preparation and skills development expert, will lead the certification exam preparation session, "Preparing to Earn Your Certification for MCTS: SQL Server 2005." The session is designed for database administrators and developers who want to achieve the MCTS: SQL Server 2005 certification. It will focus on topics for Microsoft's 70-43... (more)

ClearDATA Founder & Chief Privacy Officer Chris Bowen to Speak at Data 360 Conference on Protecting Patient Information

PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 03/27/14 -- ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, today announced its Founder and Chief Privacy Officer Christopher Bowen will be a featured panelist at the Data 360 Conference - Information services, healthcare, financial services & retail being held April 2-3, 2014 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Big Data, Big Risk - Protecting PII From Penetration, Prying, and Proliferation Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 9:00 am PST - Grand Hall The session addresses the increase in risk that comes with big data collection and storage; the greater likelihood of allowing some of that data, especially Personally Identifiable Information - PII) to leak or be penetrated; and how to secure and protect big data from these new risks and attacks, especially in the Healthcare & Finan... (more)