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IT Certification Success Exam Cram™ 2

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IT Certification Success Exam Cram 2 provides you with a detailed explanation of the certification arena from Ed Tittel, one of the most respected figures in the industry. The book explains the various certification programs, their prerequisites, what can be done with them, and where you might want to go next. Readers preparing for a certification exam find the best-selling Exam Cram 2 series to be the smartest, most efficient way to become certified. This book focuses exactly on what you need to know to get certified now!

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. A Note from Series Editor Ed Tittel
  3. About the Authors
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. We Want to Hear from You!
  6. Introduction
    1. The Certification Game
    2. Interesting Certification Stats
    3. About This Book
    4. How to Use This Book
  7. 1. Certification Programs
    1. General Certification Program Characteristics
    2. Why Vendors Like Certification Programs
    3. Why Individuals Like Certification Programs
    4. Why Employers Like Certification Programs
    5. The Certification Programs
      1. Microsoft Certification Programs
      2. Cisco Certification Programs
      3. CompTIA's Certification Programs
      4. Oracle Certification Programs
      5. Sun Certification Programs
      6. Security Certifications
      7. Linux Certifications
      8. Novell Certification Programs
      9. Prosoft's CIW Program
      10. But Wait, There's More!
    6. Need to Know More?
  8. 2. Microsoft Certification Programs
    1. Alphabet Soup
    2. MCP
    3. MCSA
    4. MCSE
    5. MCDBA
    6. MCAD
    7. MCSD
    8. MCT
    9. MOS
    10. MOS MI
    11. Microsoft Testing
      1. MCP Testing
      2. MOS Testing
    12. Tracking MCP and MOS Status
    13. Becoming an MCSE
    14. How to Prepare for a Microsoft Exam
    15. Need to Know More?
  9. 3. Cisco Certification Programs
    1. Alphabet Soup
    2. Cisco's Tracks and Specializations
      1. CCNA and CCDA
      2. CCNP
      3. CCDP
      4. CCSP
      5. CCIP
      6. CCIE
        1. The CCIE Qualification Exam
        2. The Laboratory Evaluation
        3. CCIE Recertification
      7. Cisco Qualified Specialist Program
    3. Cisco Testing
      1. Signing Up for the Written Exams
      2. Signing Up for the CCIE Laboratory Evaluation
      3. How to Prepare for Cisco Exams
    4. Need to Know More?
  10. 4. CompTIA Certification Programs
    1. Alphabet Soup
    2. A+ Details
      1. A+ Core Hardware Exam
      2. A+ Operating System (OS) Technologies Exam
    3. Network+
    4. i-Net+
    5. e-Biz+
    6. IT Project+
    7. Linux+
    8. Server+
    9. Security+
    10. HTI+
    11. CDIA+
    12. CTT+
    13. CompTIA Testing
      1. Submitting Your CTT+ Videotape
      2. How to Prepare for CompTIA Exams
    14. Need to Know More?
  11. 5. Oracle Certification Programs
    1. Alphabet Soup
    2. Oracle DBA
    3. Oracle Web Administrator
    4. Oracle iDS Forms Developer
    5. Oracle Testing
      1. Tracking Oracle Certification Status
      2. How to Prepare for Oracle Exams
    6. Need to Know More?
  12. 6. Sun Certification Programs
    1. No Alphabet Soup, for a Change!
    2. Java Certification Details
      1. Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform
      2. Sun Certified Developer for the Java Platform
      3. Sun Certified Web Component Developer for J2EE Platform
      4. Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition Technology
    3. Solaris Operating Environment Certification Details
      1. Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris Operating Environment
      2. Sun Certified Network Administrator for Solaris Operating Environment
    4. Sun Certification Testing
      1. Registering for Sun Certification Exams
      2. Registering for Programming Assignments
      3. How to Prepare for Sun Certification Exams
    5. Need to Know More?
  13. 7. Security Certifications
    1. Security-Related Certifications
    2. (ISC)2 Certifications: CISSP and SSCP
      1. Alphabet Soup
      2. CISSP
      3. SSCP
      4. (ISC)2 Testing
      5. How to Prepare for (ISC)2 Exams
    3. The SANS-GIAC Program
      1. Alphabet Soup
      2. Foundational GIAC Certifications
      3. Intermediate GIAC Certifications
      4. Advanced GIAC Certifications
      5. SANS-GIAC Testing and Project Evaluation
      6. How to Prepare for SANS-GIAC Exams
    4. The TruSecure ICSA Program
      1. Alphabet Soup
      2. TICSA Certification Requirements
      3. How to Prepare for the TICSA Exam
    5. Other Security Certifications
    6. What's Security Certification Worth?
    7. Need to Know More?
  14. 8. Linux Certification Programs
    1. About Linux and Certifications
    2. Red Hat Linux Certifications
      1. Alphabet Soup
      2. RHCE
      3. RHCT
      4. Red Hat Testing
      5. How to Prepare for Red Hat Exams
    3. The LPIC Program
      1. No Alphabet Soup
      2. LPIC Testing
      3. How to Prepare for LPIC Exams
    4. The Sair Linux and GNU Certification Program
      1. Alphabet Soup
      2. Basic Sair Certification Requirements
      3. Sair Linux and GNU Testing
      4. How to Prepare for Sair Exams
    5. What Is Linux Certification Worth?
    6. Need to Know More?
  15. 9. Novell Certification Programs
    1. Alphabet Soup
    2. CNA
    3. CNE
    4. MCNE
    5. CDE
    6. NAI
    7. CNI/Master CNI
    8. The Specialist Certificates Program
    9. Novell Testing
      1. Tracking Novell Certification Status
      2. How to Prepare for Novell Exams
    10. Need to Know More?
  16. 10. Prosoft's CIW Program
    1. The CIW Program
    2. CIW Associate
    3. CIW Professional
    4. The Master CIW Administrator Track
    5. Master CIW Enterprise Developer Track
    6. Master CIW Designer Track
    7. Master CIW Web Site Manager Track
    8. The i-Accelerate Program
    9. CIW Web Developer and Other jCert Job Role Certifications
    10. CIW Specialization Certificates
    11. More About CIW and Other Web Certifications
    12. CIW Testing
    13. How to Prepare for CIW Exams
    14. Need to Know More?
  17. 11. More Certification Programs
    1. Other Certifications
    2. Making It All Make Sense
    3. Trends in the Certification Game
  18. 12. Planning Your Certifications
    1. Rating Certifications
      1. Choosing Certification Ranking Criteria
    2. When Real Candidates Meet Ideal Requirements
      1. Five Fabulous Job Roles Where Certification Counts
      2. What Ideal Job Candidates Look Like
        1. An Ideal PC Technician
        2. An Ideal Network Administrator
        3. An Ideal Security Professional
        4. An Ideal Internetworking Professional
        5. An Ideal Programmer
    3. Favorite Certification Ladders
  19. 13. Certification Study Tips and Techniques
    1. Outlining from Objectives
    2. Joining a Support Group
    3. Taking Practice Tests
    4. Investigating Training Options
    5. Pumping the Experts
    6. Getting Hands-on Experience
    7. Calling on Your Online Community
    8. Going to the Source
  20. A. Job Prospecting for the Newly Certified
    1. How Technical Recruiters See the World
    2. How Technical Recruiters See Certifications
    3. Education, Experience, and Certification
      1. Is an IT Certification Worth More Than a College Degree to Employers?
      2. What's More Important to Employers: An IT Certification or Experience Working with the Products?
  21. B. Glossary