Scott MorrisScott Morris is one of my heroes. When I was starting my career I was watching three rockstars. I was reading everything about them. They were my mentors (althought they didn’t know about it). I had a pleasure to speak with two of them: Rick Mur and Himawan Nugroho.

Today I have a pleasure to speak with Scott Morris, the man who was my inspiration. Althought I switched my journey from networking to cloud computing I still admire Scott and his work.

If you don’t know Scott, you should read about his achievements here !!!

Let’s talk with him.

In this interview you will find:

  • What certifications Scott Morris have?
  • Why he decided to train students with CBTNuggets?
  • How to prepare to F5 LTM certification?

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Public Cloud Security ExpertWe can lie, we can hide, but no organization is immune.

According to the latest 2nd Watch survey, 64% of companies in USA will spend at least 15% more on public cloud infrastructure in 2015.

I was working on several public cloud projects last year and I know one thing. Companies around the world don’t know too much about public cloud security. They learn about AWS, Azure, GCE, Rackspace, but forget about the most important thing… security.

I saw companies that have all machines in one single subnet in AWS, don’t use IAM and security groups. They think cloud is secure… Don’t get me wrong, public cloud is very secure, but new rules and old concepts are mixed together and not too many people understand that.

Public Cloud Security Expert will be needed in many companies around the world. These people should have standard security skills and new public cloud skills.

Today I’ll show you how certifications can help you to become a Cloud Security Expert. Don’t forget that certifications in the cloud industry are extremely important.
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List of All IT CertificationsI’ve just updated the list of all IT Certifications.

You can find here 2304 certifications from 160 companies. Some of them are from vendors. Some are vendor-neutral. Please let me know if you cannot find any certification on the list. I’ll be much appreciated.

In this edition you will find links to all certifications on vendors’ websites. Have fun and use Contact Form to let me know about some bugs/gaps on the list.

And the most important, please use the comment section below to answer one single question: What certification you are working on right now.

Thank You !!!

Kamil StawiarskiThis is an interview with Kamil Stawiarski. Kamil is the youngest Oracle Certified Master (OCM) in Poland and one of the youngest in the world. He’s a consultant. His skills are known in Poland and abroad. He works with dozens of companies who use Oracle databases. He’s also an amazing teacher, great performer and phenomenal person whom I truly admire.

In this interview you will find:

  • How IT Certification Master helped Kamil?
  • What are Kamil’s goals?
  • How YOU can do your first step with Oracle certifications?

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Top 10 IT Certifications for 2014This year our list of the best IT certifications for 2014 is different.

You won’t find here the best expert-level certifications, the hardest certifications on the planet to get, or the coolest ones. You will find here certifications that will help you to prove your knowledge about new technologies like Cloud, SDN, Big Data, IPv6 and virtualization. I trully believe these certification will help you to find great job offers in 2014-2015.

I hope you will find it useful. I’m looking forward to hear your opinion in the comment section below.

Some of these certifications were created for beginners, some for experts. One is certain. These certifications will help you on the job market and prove you skills to your clients, bosses and colleagues.
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Darby WeaverThis is an interview with Darby Weaver. Darby Weaver is a Global Network Architect who serves as a Systems Integration Consultant and Network Planning/Design Engineer for National and International private, public, and government entities. Darby specializes in Network Design (LAN/WAN/Data Center/WLAN) Routing and Switching, Security, and Wireless Technologies.

Darby is certified as a CCNP, CCDP, CCSP, CCNP Voice/Wireless, MCSE+I, MCSA/E + Security/Messaging, Sniffer Certified Master, ITILv2, and a number of other certifications. He has also passed the CCIE Routing and Switching and the CCIE Security Written certifications. He has served as a SME for the CCNP/CCIE Wireless Written Exam certifications and has served as a CCIE Routing and Switching Version 4 Lab Prototype tester for Cisco and Pearson VUE. He has been certified on a variety of Cisco certifications since 2000.

Darby is prolific writer of exhaustive technical and non-technical articles all over the Internet and serves or has served as a Moderator or Admin of several online communities over the last 11+ years or so, including the CCIE Flyer, Sadikhov.com, Cisco.com forums and many others.

In this interview you will find:

  • How to achieve true CCIE level expertise?
  • Does CCIE certification has big value on the job market?
  • How to get a $25-35k raise using proven techniques?

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SAP CertificationThis is a guest post written by Cleo Isco who currently works as customer relations manager at ERP Certifications. Prior to joining ERP Certifications, Cleo worked as an SAP MM/SD consultant for 10+ years. His professional interests include SAP and online education.

In this article you will find information, why SAP certifications are so important and where you can find more information about them.
Enter Cleo.
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Backup Academy CertifiedAre you Backup Academy Certified Professional? I am. I can tell you one thing: this certification and the training process is fantastic. Did I mention it’s 100% free. I spent several hours watching video trainings from one of the best experts in the industry: Rick Vanover, David Davis, Eric Siebert, Andrea Mauro and much more.

Today I have a pleasure to watch and recommend you two new amazing videos that help you with your professional career:

So don’t waste your time. Start watching these training and become a Backup Academy Certified Professional.

Server VirtualizationToday I have an amazing oportunity for all virtualization fans. Now you have a chance to learn everything you need about Windows Server Hyper-V & System Center and…. get a free voucher for the Microsoft Virtualization Specialist Certification Exam 74-409.

The only one thing you must do is registration for the event. Use this link and have fun. Let me know after the event and your exam (in the comment section below) what was your passing score !!!

Have a nice day.
Thanks to my friend Emilio Da Silva for sharing this link.

VMware vCloud DirectorTill last month I was thinking VMware vCloud Director is a niche product. When I was speaking with one of my new potential clients, I asked him what tools they use. The answer was: 1. Blah 2. Blah 3. V Director…. You mean VMware vCloud Director – I asked. Yes, yes – he said.

So it’s time to upgrade my skills and try to understand (finally) how vCloud Director works.

From VMware website:

VMware vCloud Director applies the principles of pooling, abstraction and automation to all data center services like storage, networking, and security. By dramatically simplifying the provisioning of these services, VMware enables IT to provision complete and operationally ready infrastructure without worrying about the physical configuration of hardware.

But what does it mean. Let’s find out using these online videos and trainings.
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