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Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)

Sponsored by Microsoft, this certification indicates the holder demonstrates the knowledge and skills required to build applications using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and Web services. For more information, see http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcad/default.asp.

Microsoft Certified Application Specialists (MCAS)

Sponsored by Microsoft, the Microsoft Certified Application Specialists (MCAS) have advanced business skills with the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Windows Vista. This is the successor to the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) credential. Candidates successfully complete this program by passing a certification exam. For more information, see http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/msbc/mcas/default.mspx.

Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)

Sponsored by Microsoft, this certification indicates the holder demonstrates the knowledge and skills required to design, implement and administer Microsoft SQL Server databases. For more information, see http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcdba/default.asp

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)

Sponsored by Microsoft, this entry-level certification indicates the holder demonstrates the knowledge and skills required to support end users and troubleshoot desktop environments running on the Microsoft Windows operating system. For more information, see http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcdst/default.asp
 

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

The Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) credential is for professionals who have the skills to successfully implement a Microsoft product or technology as part of a business solution in an organization. For more information, see http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/default.asp.

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)

Sponsored by Microsoft, this certification indicates the holder demonstrates the knowledge and skills required to implement, manage and maintain complex computing environments of large networks that rely on Microsoft technologies. This certification is further broken down into specialty areas for the different workstation and server environments of Microsoft Windows. For more information, see http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcsa/default.asp

Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)

Sponsored by Microsoft, this advanced certification indicates the holder demonstrates the knowledge and skills required to develop enterprise solutions using Microsoft technologies, including the .NET Framework. For more information, see http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcsd/default.asp

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

Sponsored by Microsoft, this certification indicates the holder demonstrates the knowledge and skills required to design and implement the infrastructure for business solutions based on the Microsoft Windows 2000 platform and Microsoft Windows Server System.
For more information, see http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcse/default.asp

Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)

Sponsored by Microsoft, this certification indicates the holder demonstrates the knowledge and skills required to train IT professionals in how to use Microsoft technologies. For more information, see http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mct/default.asp.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

Sponsored by Microsoft, the MCTS certifications enable professionals to target specific technologies and are consistently capable of implementing, building, troubleshooting, and debugging a particular Microsoft technology. Certifications are available as new technologies are introduced.
For more information, see http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcts/default.mspx.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist (Office Specialist) certification for Microsoft Office or Microsoft Project, you must pass one or more certification exams. Office Specialist exams provide a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise by evaluating your overall comprehension of Office or Microsoft Project programs, your ability to use their advanced features, and your ability to integrate the Office programs with other software programs. Office Specialist exams are administered at Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. The Office Specialist program offers certification tracks for a number of Microsoft Office editions including Office 2003 Editions, Office XP, and Office 2000. For more information, see http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/officespecialist/requirements.mspx.

Novell- Certified Novell Administrator (CNA)

Certified Novell Administrators (CNAs) provide companies direct support for software users in various work environments including professional offices and small businesses, work groups or departments, and corporate information services (IS). For more information, see http://www.novell.com/training/.

Novell - Certified Novell Engineer (CNE)

Certified Novell Engineer (CNE) training gives you a wide variety of network support skills that allow you to keep your company's network running efficiently - with less downtime. As a CNE, you solve advanced company-wide support problems and high-level network problems. You perform planning, installation, configuration, troubleshooting and upgrade services for networks. For more information, see http://www.novell.com/training/.

Network+

Sponsored by CompTIA, this entry-level, vendor-neutral certification indicates the holder demonstrates the knowledge and skills required to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services. A+ certification is not a prerequisite but is suggested.
For more information, see http://www.comptia.org/certification/network/default.aspx

Novell- Certified Novell Administrator (CNA)

Certified Novell Administrators (CNAs) provide companies direct support for software users in various work environments including professional offices and small businesses, work groups or departments, and corporate information services (IS). For more information, see http://www.novell.com/training/.

Novell - Certified Novell Engineer (CNE)

Certified Novell Engineer (CNE) training gives you a wide variety of network support skills that allow you to keep your company's network running efficiently - with less downtime. As a CNE, you solve advanced company-wide support problems and high-level network problems. You perform planning, installation, configuration, troubleshooting and upgrade services for networks. For more information, see http://www.novell.com/training/.
 

Oracle OCP DBA

Oracle Certified Professional Database Administration certification. For more information, see http://www.oracle.com/education/certification.
 

Oracle Certified Master (OCM)

An Oracle Certified Master is a top-level Oracle expert who has in depth technical knowledge of the Oracle data server and industry experience managing mission critical Oracle database systems and applications. An OCM is looked upon as an expert within their organization, amongst their peers and across the industry.Course Topics include Server Configuration, Enterprise Manager Grid Control, Managing Database Availability, Data Management, Data Warehouse Management, Performance Management, Real Application Clusters, and Data Guard. For more information, see http://education.oracle.com/.

Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)

The Oracle Certification Program begins with the Associate level, which recognizes achievement in mastering introductory Oracle skills. It enables one to act as a junior team member working with database administrators or application developers. For more information, see http://education.oracle.com/.

Oracle Internet Database Operator certification (iDBO)

The iDBO certification is a popular certification for machine room operators who want to be certified in the operational aspects of monitoring and reporting Oracle Web database operations. For more information, see http://www.oracle.com/education/certification.

Oracle9i JDeveloper

This course teaches Java developers and designers how to model Java classes based on UML principles, and generate the foundations of those applications in the form of Java code. They will also see how to do Refactoring of Reverse engineered classes. Participants use the Class Modeler in Oracle9i JDeveloper to perform these tasks. Modeler, Creating a Basic Class Diagram, Refining the Class Diagram with Associations, Refining Modeled Classes With Attributes and Operations, Polishing the Class Diagram, From Modeled Java Class To Java Code, Reverse Engineering and Refactoring. For more information, see http://education.oracle.com/.

Project+

Project+ Certification is a testing program sponsored by CompTIA that certifies competency and professionalism in IT Project Management. The certificate tests knowledge across the disciplines of technology-oriented project methodology combined with business and interpersonal skills. At course completion, the student will be able to demonstrate: Project Initiation and Scope Definition, Project Planning, Project Execution, Control, and Coordination, Project Closure, Acceptance, and Support. For more information, see http://www.comptia.org/certification/project/.

Redhat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

RHCE and RHCT are performance-based certification tests that measure actual competency on live systems. Red Hat training and testing focuses on practical hands-on skills. RHCE and RHCT are available in 40 cities in North America, and expanding. For more information, see http://www.redhat.com/training/

Redhat Certified Technician (RHCT)

RHCE and RHCT are performance-based certification tests that measure actual competency on live systems. Red Hat training and testing focuses on practical hands-on skills. RHCE and RHCT are available in 40 cities in North America, and expanding. For more information, see http://www.redhat.com/training/.
 

Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)

Sponsored by BICSI, those awarded with the RCDD designation have demonstrated their knowledge in the design, implementation and integration of information transport systems and related infrastructure. Individuals with a minimum of two years of experience in distribution design are urged to apply to sit for the RCDD exam. For more information, see http://www.bicsi.org/Content/Index.aspx?File=rcddoverview.htm.

Sun Certified Business Component Developer (SCBCD)

Sponsored by Sun, this specialty performance-based certification indicates the holder has demonstrated the ability to develop server-side components that encapsulate the business logic of an application using Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE technology). SCJP is a prerequisite for SCBCD. For more information, see http://training.sun.com/US/certification/java/java_busj23e.html

Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services (SCDJWS)

Sponsored by Sun, this specialty performance-based certification indicates the holder has demonstrated the ability to create web services applications using Java technology components such as those supported by the Java Web Services Developer Pack and the Java 2, Enterprise Edition 1.4 platform. SCJP is a prerequisite for SCDJWS. For more information, see http://training.sun.com/US/certification/java/java_webj2ee.html
 

Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA)

Sponsored by Sun, this specialty performance-based certification is for enterprise architects responsible for architecting and designing Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE technology) compliant applications, which are scalable, flexible and highly secure. SCJP is a prerequisite for SCEA.
For more information, see http://training.sun.com/US/certification/java/java_archj2ee.html.
 

Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJD)

Sponsored by Sun, this specialty performance-based certification indicates the holder has demonstrated knowledge of basic structure and syntax of the Java programming language and have advanced proficiency in developing complex, production-level applications using Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE technology). SCJP is a prerequisite for SCJD. For more information, see http://training.sun.com/US/certification/java/java_devj2se.html

Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP)

Sponsored by Sun, this entry-level certification indicates the holder has demonstrated proficiency in the fundamentals of the Java programming language using the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE technology). For more information, see http://training.sun.com/US/certification/java/java_progj2se.html.
 

Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer (SCMAD)

Sponsored by Sun, this specialty performance-based certification is for Sun Certified Java Programmers who create mobile applications using Java technologies for cell phones or "smart" devices. SCJP is a prerequisite for SCMAD. For more information, see http://training.sun.com/US/certification/java/java_j2me.html.

Sun Certified Solaris Administrator (SCSA)

This certification is for system administrators tasked with performing essential system administration procedures on the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and technical application support staff responsible for administering a networked server running on the Solaris OS. Sun offers certifications for the Solaris 8, 9 and 10 OS. For more information, see http://www.sun.com/training/certification/solaris/sysadmin.html.
 

Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD)

Sponsored by Sun, this specialty performance-based certification indicates the holder has demonstrated proficiency on in the application of JavaServer Pages and servlet technologies used to present Web services and dynamic Web content using Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE technology). SCJP is a prerequisite for SCWCD. For more information, see http://training.sun.com/US/certification/java/java_web.html.
 

Security+

Sponsored by CompTIA, this advanced-level, vendor-neutral certification indicates the holder demonstrates the knowledge of security issues, such as communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, external attack and operational and organization security.
For more information, see http://www.comptia.org/certification/security/default.aspx

Server+

Sponsored by CompTIA, this advanced-level, vendor-neutral certification indicates the holder demonstrates the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, upgrade, maintain, troubleshoot server environments. This certificate indicates the holder has in-depth knowledge of topics such as RAID, SCSI and multiple CPUs. For more information, see http://www.comptia.org/certification/server/default.aspx.

Symantec Certifications

Symantec offers Specialist certification tests offered by Prometric. Those certified have demonstrated the knowledge and skills to effectively use and manage Symantec applications, and possess high-performance technical problem solving expertise.Although each product varies in complexity and depth, all certification exams are created specifically for customers and cover core elements measuring technical knowledge against factors such as installation, configuration, product administration, day-to-day maintenance, and troubleshooting. For more info see, http://www.symantec.com/business/training/certification/index.jsp.

Ubuntu Certified Professional

The Ubuntu Certified Professional is a training certification based on LPI level 1. To earn the Ubuntu Professional Certification, candidates are required to pass the LPI 101, LPI 102 and the Ubuntu (LPI 199) exams. Qualification is based on two, five day courses, Ubuntu Professional Courses 1 & 2, assist System Administrators to pass the required exams and achieve the Ubuntu Certified Professional certification. The certification tests the candidate's ability to: Configure a network of Ubuntu systems, understand security and package management fundamentals, and perform key maintenance tasks.
For more information, see http://www.ubuntu.com/training/certificationcourses/professional

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