Monday, June 25, 2012

Training Webinars on Demand

Training Webinars on Demand

FREE Webinars are posted to the On Demand page for 90 days from the presentation date. After 90 days members can view past webinars in the Member Resource Center.

How To Profitably Grow Your Business Series: Running Your Business More Effectively

Recorded June 13, 2012
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Presented by Robert M. Cohen, CEO & Business Editor, ChannelLine
This webinar series provides an overview on business planning to enhance your business model, prepare to enter new markets, as well as launch new product/service offerings. Learn about a low cost sales accelerator program that will help you easily increase sales. This second session in the three-part series focuses on how vendors, channel partners and MSPs can develop and implement a targeted SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) that will enable you to be more effective at profitably growing your business.

Resources To Help You Build a Better Channel (For IT Vendors and Distributors)

Recorded May 17, 2012
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Presented by Rick Eckstein, Manager, Industry Development, Channel Strategies, CompTIA
Learn how a CompTIA membership for IT Vendors & Distributors can benefit you, your entire organization and your partners! As the IT Industry’s largest non-profit trade association, CompTIA offers a wealth of resources to help you build your channel strategies and partner programs – including market research and live channel training courses for your partners in Cloud Computing, Healthcare IT, Security and more!

How To Profitably Grow Your Business Series: Business Assessment and Developing Effective Business Plans

Recorded May 16, 2012
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Presented by Robert M. Cohen, CEO & Business Editor, ChannelLine
This webinar series provides an overview on business planning to enhance your business model, prepare to enter new markets, as well as launch new product/service offerings. Learn about a low cost sales accelerator program that will help you easily increase sales. This first session in the three-part series focuses on how to create and sustain a competitive advantage by developing internal processes as well as sales and marketing strategies that help vendors, channel partners and MSPs be viewed by their customers as trusted business advisors.

CompTIA Member Resources - Helping Solution Providers Succeed!

Recorded May 10, 2012
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Presented by Noel Eberline, Director, Member Relations, CompTIA
Learn how a corporate-wide CompTIA membership for IT Solution Providers can benefit you and your entire organization! Join Noel Eberline, Director of Member Relations at CompTIA, to discover how you can leverage the discounted global certifications and business credentials, free live channel training, unlimited access to market research and more! Whether you're looking to start a new business model, implement a new service offering or enter into a new business market - we have valuable training and educational tools to guide you. As a member, you receive full support from the IT industry’s largest global nonprofit trade association whose main objective is to help businesses like yours succeed!

Developing an Effective Software Escrow/IT Risk Mitigation Plan for Your Business

Recorded May 9, 2012
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Presented by Craig Motta, Vice President, North America, NCC Group, a leading provider of information security assurance 
Join us for this webinar to learn about software escrow and how it may impact your business. Software escrow is a simple and effective arrangement designed to minimize the risk of using, and being dependent on, business critical software applications and services, and it helps protect the interests of all parties involved. With escrow, an organization is assured that it can access the source code of key software applications should it ever need to do so. This means an organization will be able to use that source code to continue to maintain the software, even if its software supplier is unable to carry on supporting and maintaining the product due to a merger, acquisition, legal dispute or insolvency. Hear how software escrow can help solution providers mitigate risks when it comes to implementing software solutions for their customers.

CompTIA Research Roundup

Recorded April 25, 2012
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Presented by Carolyn April, Director, Industry Analysis, CompTIA and Seth Robinson, Director, Technology Analysis, CompTIA
Gain insights into the latest industry trends. Join us for a 60-minute dive into the most recent research and market intelligence from CompTIA. This webinar is designed to provide key takeaways and guidance in areas of technology, business models and market verticals. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Making Money in the Cloud FREE WEBINAR

Making Money in the Cloud FREE WEBINAR
Tuesday, June 19, 1:00 - 2:00pm (CT)

Join us and learn how cloud computing experts Jacob Braun, President & COO of Waka Digital, and Robert Cloffi, President of Progressive Computers, use CompTIA Education and Research to attract more customers and increase margins for their cloud services business. During this "must attend" event, these Cloud Service Providers will share their insights and answer questions about how they built a profitable cloud service practice. As a special bonus, Leonard Dimiceli, Director of Channel Sales and Community Development of Spam Soap will share insights on partnering for success in the cloud. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Career Planning FREE Webinar How to move UP

Career Planning/Pathing How to Move From One Level to the Next

How to move UP!

FREE Webinar Wednesday, June 27, 11:30am - 12:30pm (CT)

Some companies have glass ceilings; others have an escalator, which makes getting ahead confusing at best. Join us for a one-on-one conversation as Nancy Hammervik, Senior Vice President, Industry Relations, CompTIA asks Shirley Turner, President and Founder, Black Lab Marketing, what works, what doesn’t work, and how to apply it to your company environment and career. Learn about Shirley Turner’s journey at Intel from accounts receivable to the Director of North American Channel Marketing, all while maintaining sound work—life balance. Learn how to point out your strengths, communicate your interests to management, network within your organization, take appropriate risks, avoid politics, create a personal development plan, recognize the things holding you back, and when you might need to move out to move up. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Training for Database Certifications

Popular database certifications are always in demand, whether it's Microsoft's MCTS .Net and MCITP DBA, Oracle's OCA, OCP and OCM or MySql's CMA, CMDEV and CMDBA.

Are you a database professional seeking to polish your resume in the hopes of landing a better gig?
Perhaps you're just getting started in database administration and you'd like to establish your credentials in the field. Database vendors offer a variety of professional certification programs that can help you advance your career while gaining valuable technical skills. After all, even the most seasoned professional has yet to fully explore some nook or cranny of the field that's covered on a certification exam.  We have training for it all.

So, where do you start? Most database certs are vendor-specific, so you'll want to earn a certification from the company that puts out the software you're currently working with or would like to work with in the future. We'll take a brief look at the credentials available from the major vendors.

If you're an Oracle guru, the Oracle Certified Professional Boot Camp program may be for you. Oracle's program includes three tiers of certification, beginning with the Oracle Database Administrator Certified Associate (OCA), progressing through the Oracle Database Administrator Certified Professional (OCP) and culminating with the Oracle Database Administrator Certified Master (OCM). Each certification is version-specific, so you'll need to update your certification each time a new version of Oracle rolls off the production line.

On the other hand, if you work in a Microsoft shop, you should consider one of several certifications:
If you're maintaining Microsoft Access databases for your organization, the simplest database credential is the Microsoft Office Specialist Access Track. This is a one-exam certification that covers basic knowledge of Microsoft Access topics. Users of Microsoft Access should prepare for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) program for Microsoft Access.

The Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist MCTS Certification SQL Server credential is the entry-level certification for SQL Server professionals. There are three different certification paths: MCTS SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance, MCTS SQL Server 2008 Database Development and MCTS SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance. Each requires only a single exam and may be used to build toward higher-level Microsoft certifications.

The Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional MCITP Certification DBA SQL Server credential is the premier certification for SQL Server administrators. It also comes in three variations. If you already hold the MCTS in SQL Server 200 Implementation and Maintenance, you can upgrade it to MCITP: Database Administrator with a single exam. Similarly, those who passed the MCTS Database Development exam can become MCITP: Database Developers with one additional exam. Finally, if you're an MCTS in Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance, you can upgrade to MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer with one test.

Finally, if you're a MySQL user, you might find one of their four certifications useful in your career:
The MySQL Associate CMA certification requires passing a single exam and attests to the holder's knowledge of basic MySQL skills.
MySQL database administrators may earn the Certified MySQL Database Administrator CMDBA certification by passing two advanced examinations.
Similarly, MySQL developers may earn the Certified MySQL Developer (CMDEV) credential with two development-focused exams.

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Microsoft 98-365 Server Administrator MTA Certification Training

Microsoft 98-365 Server Administrator MTA
Microsoft Technology Associate MTA Certification Training

Trainer: James I. Conrad | Videos: 24 | Time: 15 hrs

If you're new to IT and servers, this is the place to start. Microsoft's 70-365 certification tells employers that you've got your server basics down pat.

Trainer James Conrad explains how servers differ from the standard PC. He demonstrates the value of server redundancy and clustering, which is so important when one or more hardware components fail. You'll also learn about Active Directory (AD) infrastructure and group policy, both essential topics for every aspiring IT admin.
By the time you've finished watching this series, you'll be ready for the MTA Microsoft 98-365 Server Administrator MTA Microsoft Technology Associate certification exam training and know how to perform basic server administration for a small business or department.

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