Wednesday, November 21, 2012

An Introduction of Exam 70 668 SharePoint 2010, Administrator

It is general perception among the IT professionals that it is quite difficult to pass the exam of 70 - 668 because it is bit different from 70 - 667.  70-667 exam focuses on configuration whereas 70 – 668 requires advance understanding of SharePoint concept like upgrade and deployment. The exam is scenario based where students have to read the detailed scenario which is based on customer specific requirements.  I personally believe that students needs to work hard and requires practice under various practical scenarios to pass the exam in the first attempt.
In this course student will learn a new architectural changes that have been introduced by Microsoft into SharePoint 2010. Students will learn how to upgrade from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010. Students will experience a new service application, monitoring improvements , powershell features and backup recovery techniques. It is strongly recommended that students have prior experience with SharePoint 2007 and good understanding database and web applications.
The student for this exam needs to design and deploy Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 infrastructure. Students must have minimum two years pragmatic experience in the discipline of administering, deploying, monitoring, upgrading, migrating and SharePoint Server.

The exam contains variety of questions formats which includes multiple choice answers, hot spot, drag and drop, reordering, build tree.  It is important to note occasionally adaptive and simulation questions are part of the exam. Students need to attempt 55 questions in two hours and passing marks are 70%. This exam 70 - 668 Microsoft SharePoint 2010, administrator counts as credit towards MCITP certification SharePoint Administrator 2010.
Good students usually attends workshops of 5 days to learn this course and also buy the practice questions and answers from  leading vendors  of IT exams providers to do hands on training in real exam environment to overcome the exam fear. I personally recommend for Self Exam Engine, Exam Sheets, and Self Test Software are the best solution provider. Students must spend 120 minutes on daily basis for at least two weeks before appearing in the exam.
It has been learnt certified professional of this exam get good salary raise by 15% to 20%.

MCITP 70-668 Preparation Materials

An Insight Into 70-659 Exam

This MS 70-659 virtualization server R2 is conducive and meaningful for those IT pro who want to exhibit their skills in MS server virtualization technologies.  Students who pass this exam becomes eligible to complete the MCITP exam Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtual Administrator.

Main topics of Exam 70-659
The main topics of the Microsoft 70-659 are Installing and Configuring Host and Parent Settings , Configuring Child Settings, Managing and Monitoring Virtual Environments, Ensuring High Availability and Recoverability, Performing Migration, Configuring Remote Desktop (RD) Role Services Infrastructure.

70 – 659 Exam Format
This test comprises of multiple choice answer, single choice answer, hotspot, drag and drop questions, builds tree questions, reordering the options. The test can be adaptive and simulation questions might be asked. This exam 70 659 is available in five languages, English, German, French, Japanese and Portuguese  Student has to achieve minimum 700 score to pass the exam. The exam duration is 120 minutes.

Exam Audience of 70 - 659
The students for this exam should have more than 18 months work experience with windows server 2008, including windows server 2008 R2 environments , MS hyper – V server 2008 and Hyper – V Server 2008 R2 as virtualization administrators. Additional students have experience with server virtualization products and technologies, including Hyper – V system Centre Virtual Machine Manage 2008, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, system Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, windows Powershell 2.0 and system center data protection manager 2007

Good Practices to pass the Exam of 70 -659
A good IT professionals get registered in the workshops and boot camps which are conducted by the certified trainers of this exam 70 659 with vast experience and also study the additional resources which are given on the Microsoft site. Furthermore, students also buy audio video learning material and practice testing software to achieve good score in the exam.
Exam Registration Fee of Microsoft 70 – 659 virtualization server R2
Typically the exam registration fee is $150 but it may vary in various country due to current exchange values.
 It has been learnt certified professional of this exam get good salary raise by 20% to 25%


TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

Microsoft Exam 70-659 Training Materials

Microsoft MB5-858 Exam Sure Success Guide

Almost Two years have gone but Microsoft did not launch the e-learning resource for the Exam MB5 858, which is not a good sign for the vendor and industry. Even Microsoft has not introduced the Microsoft press book and practice training material for this exam preparation. On the other hand, IT certification seller like Self Exam Engine, Real Exams, Exam Sheets  and other vendors have introduced the exam preparation material containing practice questions and answers of Microsoft MB5 858 Dynamics Implementation with Microsoft Dynamics sure step.  I have learnt from reliable resource mostly students have purchased the practice testing software of Self Exam Engine to pass the exam in the first attempt.

   In this exam, following skills are being measured:

Prepare to Manage a Microsoft Dynamics Implementation with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step (47.14%)
Manage a Microsoft Dynamics Implementation with Microsoft Sure Step (41.43%)
Manage Post Implementation Activities with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step (11.43%)

However, Microsoft has launched two days intensive workshop to manage the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Implementations with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step focusing on the project Management area of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step 2010. Mostly students have taken for granted the role of a project manager as they complete a case study involving the implementation Microsoft Dynamics CRM at Tailspin Toys , a fictitious customer support.

In this workshop Microsoft trainer has provided the guidance using Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step from project manager’s perspective as students complete each phase of the implementation steps. Whereas in hand on training project manager have to perform tasks for initiation planning, execution, monitoring and closure. Learners are asked to perform complete variety of Sure Step documents and make strategic and critical implementation decisions during each implementation step.

I have also interviewed many students who have participated in the two days workshop of Microsoft even then students have a exam fear to pass the exam in the first attempt. That is why, students give preference to have practice questions and answers from IT certification vendors of MB5 858 before appearing the actual exam.

At Workshop Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

·         Examine how to prepare and plan for a Diagnostic phase.
·         Select, plan, and deliver Sure Step’s decision accelerators.
·         Define the scope of the project based on decision accelerator results.
·         Guide the customer toward the most efficient implementation process and project type.
·         Produce time and cost estimates for the project.
·         Plan the resources for the project and plan for risks.
·         Prepare for and conduct the Kickoff meeting with the Customer.
·         Determine if a Solutions Overview is necessary.
·         Understand the process of Sure Step’s Detailed Business Analysis workshops.
·         Identify and document functional requirement Fits and Gaps.
·         Control scope creep by implementing proposal management.
·         Plan early for the Deployment phase by creating a deployment plan.
·         Learn how to use Sure Step’s Solution Design Documents.
·         Examine Performance Reporting and Status Reporting.
·         Plan and perform testing activities across different phases.
·         Conduct a tollgate review. 
·         Prepare and conduct the cutover from the non-production to production environment.
·         Understand the importance of quality management during the Operation phase.
·         Identify how to work toward project closure. 


  1. Managing Microsoft Dynamics Implementations
  2. Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  3. Microsoft Certification Training

An Introduction to ISC2 CISSP Exam

Nowadays, CISSP is the most demanding certification among IT security professionals. This certification is globally recognized for professional career growth. Those IT professionals who have at least 5 years prior professional experience in information security and have college degree they must do CISSP certification in minimum two domains out of ten to have a bright future. Those IT professionals who have just started their career does not have four year degree, they can appear in CISSP exam and will be referred as ISC associate. They have 6 years to become CISSP certified professional.

For your CISSP credential, your professional experience has to be in two or more of these 10 (ISC)² CISSP domains: 
·         Access Control
·         Telecommunications and Network Security 
·         Information Security Governance and Risk Management
·         Software Development Security
·         Cryptography
·         Security Architecture and Design
·         Operations Security
·         Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
·         Legal, Regulations, Investigations and Compliance
·         Physical (Environmental) Security

The CISSP certification curriculum has been prepared by the security professionals based on pragmatic approach of information security field. Information security is very dynamic field and playing a vital role in the growth of global e business. It is equally important for all stakeholders.

Before June 01, 2012, CISSP exam was paper based now students can register for computer based testing. Students need to have minimum 700 score to pass the exam.

The CISSP was the first credential I the field of information to meet the strict requirements of ISO / IEO Standard 17024. CISSP certification is not only an objective measure of excellence, but a also globally recognized standard of achievement. 

An insight into Cisco 642 – 437 Exam

An insight into Cisco 642 – 437 Exam
This exam 642 437 falls under CCNP voice certification formerly it is known as CCVP. This exam is also associated with Rich Media Communication Specialist. This exam is available in English and Japanese language. Student can take this exam at Pearson VUE. Exam duration is 90 minutes and students needs to answer 60 to 70 questions.
In this exam, students needs to have knowledge how to implement  and operate gateways, gatekeepers, Cisco Unified Border Element, Cisco Unified Communication Manager Express and QoS in a voice network architecture. Student can prepare for this exam by taking the CVOICE v8.0 Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Voice over IP and QoS v8.0 (CVOICE v8.0) 642-437 course

Cisco Certification exams include the following test formats:
·         Multiple-choice single answer
·         Multiple-choice multiple answer
·         Drag-and-drop
·         Fill-in-the-blank
·         Testlet
·         Simlet
·         Simulations
Before taking the exam, candidates should become familiar with how all exam types function-especially the testlet, simlet, and the simulation tool. Such practice will allow candidates to focus their exam-taking efforts on the exam questions rather than on how to correctly use the tools. The tutorial below familiarizes users with the software tools used in Cisco Certification exams

Exam Topics of Cisco 642 - 437

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the 642-437 CVOICE v8.0 exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.
·         Introduction to Voice Gateways
·         VoIP Call Legs
·         Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Endpoints Implementation
·         Dial Plan Implementation
·         Gatekeeper and Cisco Unified Border Element Implementation
·         Quality of Service

Implementing Cisco Voice Communications and QoS (CVOICE)

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
Working knowledge of fundamental terms and concepts of computer networking including LANs, WANs, and IP switching and routing.
Ability to configure and operate Cisco IOS routers in IP environment at the CCNA level. Basic knowledge of traditional voice, converged voice, and data networks at the CCNA Voice level.

Course Content  of Exam 642 437

Implementing Cisco Voice Communications and QoS (CVOICE) v8.0 teaches learners about voice gateways, characteristics of VoIP call legs, dial plans and their implementation, basic implementation of IP phones in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express environment and essential information about gatekeepers and Cisco Unified Border Element. The course provides the learners with voice-related QoS mechanisms that are required in Cisco Unified Communications networks
Course Objectives of Exam 642 437
·        Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
·         Explain what a voice gateway is, how it works, and describe its usage, components, and features.
·         Describe the characteristics and configuration elements of VoIP call legs.
·         Describe how to implement IP phones using Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express.
·         Describe the components of a dial plan and explain how to implement a dial plan on a Cisco Unified voice gateway.
·         Explain what gatekeepers and Cisco Unified Border Elements are, how they work, and what features they support.
·         Describe why QoS is needed, what functions it performs, and how it can be implemented in a Cisco Unified Communications network.

 Best Practices to pass the Exam 642 437
Most of students get registered in Cisco training institutes to learn these desired exam topics and also take the helps from practice testing software sites like, and In my personal experience  student should do the 90 minutes practice daily for minimum two weeks  using  practice test software before appearing in the exam.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Worth in Investing in Cisco Certifications

Cisco is one of the most prestigious and pioneering global IT industries that offer important certification courses to the IT experts and students. As per current economic scenario, it is extremely tough to secure a career and prosper in a certain field, particularly in IT sector, where IT experts are required to clear few IT certification courses to have a suitable and secured career. Therefore, Cisco is offering certifications that assist IT pros to have skills in a variety of specializations in information technology field.

Get Cisco certifications

Some of the most important Cisco certification exams are Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional (CCIP), Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Cisco Certified Network Engineer (CCNE), Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP), Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE), Cisco Certified Voice Professional (CCVP), and Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Voice etc. Besides, there are a number of other IT certifications offered by Cisco in a certain specialized IT fields. Cisco regularly updates its certification criteria and specification as per the changes in the IT industries or the market demand.

Why IT pros are Opting for Cisco certifications?
There are many motives for choosing Cisco certifications. Following are few of the main reasons:
1)      As Cisco is one of the leading IT organizations worldwide, Cisco IT specialists are likely to have edge over various other candidates and will have better career opportunities in any part of the world.
2)      Cisco certifications are extremely admired and demanded throughout the world. Therefore, Cisco IT professionals will enjoy a huge number of career chances and will easily get a job.
3)      Worldwide IT employers demand and favor the It experts who hold particular credentials in certain field and have sufficient skills and knowledge to perform their duties effectively and efficiently.
4)      Cisco certifications and exam specifications are updated regularly according to recent trends and IT market demand. So, professional who successfully pass Cisco certification exams can have lucrative career opportunities in top level I organizations.
5)      Another main factor that is extremely important is income in IT industries. Cisco certified experts possess all knowledge and skills to efficiently perform their duties in a certain IT sector. Therefore, such professional enjoy huge career chances and can demand satisfying and suitable salaries from their employers. As multinational IT organizations prefer such candidates and require their skills, they simply offer maximum advantages to skilled employees.
6)      Cisco certifications are usually valid for almost three years. After that, IT pros are required to update their skills and knowledge. This is a huge advantage to keep in tough with the advanced knowledge and varying technical demands in the market. Hence, IT pros are able to keep learning and progressing in a particular IT field.

Above mentioned are main reasons or you can say advantages due to which a huge number of IT pros are pursuing Cisco IT certifications. In this tough and competent IT market, only a reliable, accredited and recognized IT certification can lead you to your desired career objectives. In this regard, Cisco certification is one of the most important and preferable choice that one should avail.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Worth of Investing in different types of Oracle Certifications

Oracle is undoubtedly very prestigious name in the field of information technology. It is one of the world’s leading corporations. It dedicates itself to create, promote and sell computer hardware systems and enterprise software products – mainly database administration systems. It has significantly increased its share of the software market in the course of natural development and through many prestigious achievements. It has now become the 3rd major software creator and marketer by revenue.
Oracle is offering a number of IT certification programs to help IT pros to develop necessary IT skills and knowledge that will help them to do extremely well in the IT sector. Some of the most pursued IT certifications presented by Oracle are:
Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE)
It offers you skills, knowledge and tools that enable you to comfortably organize and build up applications by making use of particular Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies and Oracle Database. OEPE is a most important tool that helps you adjoin support for Eclipse Juno 3.8 and Eclipse Juno 4.2, latest develop-time equipment for ADF Bindings and Data Controls, and SOAP-based Web Service protection. It now facilitates and promotes Eclipse Juno 4.2 users to utilize the repository-based setting up choices to establish the OEPE tools. It also helps you support and manage Eclipse Indigo SR2.

Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)
HFM is a complete, Web-based application that provides worldwide monetary reinforcement, treatment and investigation in a solitary, extremely measureable software solution. It makes use of latest technology, yet is created to be possessed and administered by the enterprise's finance group. It is a part of the Oracle EPM (Enterprise Performance Management) Suite and maintains the compilation, reinforcement and reporting of monetary circumstances and consequences in several GAAPs and IFRS. It also supports settlement of disparities among a variety of standards. HFM can be easily implemented to incorporate huge data from various Oracle and non-Oracle transactional systems, make available top-side analysis that complies with rules, standards and needs of IFRS, and assist industries create the transition to IFRS. HFM provides skills to simply generate, administer, and organize applications in Oracle HFM, and to produce and handle information and data with Financial Reporting, by making use of Financial Administration data source.

Oracle E-Business Suite R12 (EBS R12)
It is the most inclusive suite of incorporated, worldwide business applications that allow IT industries to make most effective choices and evaluations, decrease expenses, and boost performance. It helps IT professionals to develop and organize the organization's worldwide structure. It provides skills to support lawful body configuration and multi-reporting system, increase support for worldwide shared services, unify banking structure through a trading community planning, support for a worldwide e-business tax system, and manage multi-organization access.

Oracle 10g DBA
10g DBA is a ground-breaking advanced certification program designed for database managers and application development. It is the initial level towards obtaining the more superior OCP - 10g certifications. It includes advanced self-administration, storage administration, and clustering specifications. It is created and organized to alleviate system managers from cyclic, low-value managerial task and offer them a chance to boost their worth and enlarge their industrial knowledge and abilities. It calculates an expert's skills to perform his responsibility as a junior team associate with either database managers or application developers.