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  1. Need the skills, not the cert... :-)
  2. setnaffa

    associate Mc id With Prometric Id - Problem

    Hi. first off, can you get into MCP page and download your transcript including the tests under the old id? second, have you sent a snailmail letter to Prometric ith that information? prometric.com/en-us/contact-us/pages/default.aspx third, be patient. It will not be an easy change. They want to prevent fraud.
  3. setnaffa

    VCP 510

    You need hands-on for the test. Trial version downloads from vmware and the how to run esx on workstation PDF from xtravirt can help you set up a "free" lap.
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    Virtualization certification

    VCP 5: 1. Download free doco from VMware using tools from xtravirt: http://xtravirt.com/shop/document-downloader-for-vmware/ (especially look for the test "blueprint" that reviews what topics to study) 2. How to set up VMware lab on a mid-level PC or laptop: http://xtravirt.com/kb/how-to-install-esx-4-0-on-workstation-6-5-2/ (works with both Workstation (including newer versions) and current VMware Player and esxi 5.x) 3. If you're just starting out, remember you need an autorized class ($3000+ for the 1-week version, often much less expensive at your local college, do your research) 4. The two best books are: a. http://www.amazon.com/VMware-Certified-Professional-vSphere-Study/dp/1118181123/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352308284&sr=8-2&keywords=vcp+5 b. http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-VMware-vSphere-Scott-Lowe/dp/0470890800/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1352308284&sr=8-3&keywords=vcp+5 You won't pass the test without acres of practice. Hands-on. Trust me, don't try. Vmware is head and shoulders above Citrix (who basically only sells training to partners and big customers, no current books nor practice software) and Microsoft Hyper-V (although Server 2012 and Windows 8 are advertised to change that some time, the smart money is to aim for the biggest target). I hope that helps!!
  5. OBVIOUSLY, the laptop has only one NIC or wireless connection. Just as clear, you need to reread the VMware documentation and review your requirements. It may be that what you want to do cannot be done with only one physical NIC, in which case you need to revisit your design again. Or it may be you just need to rethink how you connect the physical cables. Here is a good free resource: http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf
  6. setnaffa

    Seeking suggestion to pass Comptia A+ Exam

    The CompTIA book is available from Amazon from about $35 plus shipping. Read/study that, do a few practical repairs on your own or a friend's PC, and you should be good to go. http://www.amazon.com/CompTIA-Certification-Seventh-Edition-220-701/dp/0071701338/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345779111&sr=8-1&keywords=a%2B
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    Mirroring 2 PowerEdge R710 Rack Servers

    No attachment present, so not enough data to give you more than questions and generic advice. Completely possible; but do a pilot at each site to make sure all the important folks are on board and verify security. Best practices are to use only one or two CPUs for VMs unless they REALLY need more. Long story there. Site Recovery Manager really requires storage replication between sites with good WAN links, so set that up first..
  8. You should note the PMI website STRONGLY discourages unethical behavior. All of the things you need to know are described on the appropriate PMI web page: hxxp://www.pmi.org/en/Certification/Project-Management-Professional-PMP/PMP-Exam-Prep.aspx
  9. No. They would not. Without the cert the test is worthless.
  10. setnaffa

    Can someone please guide me

    Time to learn to do research. Indeed.com, Dice.com, Monster.com, and Careerbuilder.com list possible job openings. Look through those to see what companies want. Then buy two books: What Color Is Your Parachute? and How to Land Your Dream Job: No Resume! And Other Secrets to Get You in the Door so you can learn how to look for a job in a way that separates you from the nameless, faceless mob... Best wishes for your success!
  11. setnaffa

    Passed Citrix 1Y0-A20 XenApp 6.5

    Let me clarify... Did you take the online or in class training? Did you just have a go at it due to your experience? And also, are there particular lab exercises outside of the Citrix training that might be useful? How much hands-on do you think is required? I've been given a month of training and want to know where to focus...
  12. setnaffa

    Passed Citrix 1Y0-A20 XenApp 6.5

    Which training did you take?
  13. setnaffa

    Project Management Certifications and Pay

    Note that a PM needs actual experience as a PM to be certified by PMI. To apply for the PMP, you need to have either: A four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education. OR A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education. You cannot fake it. And it costs hundreds of dollars for a test that is quite a beast. hxxp://www.ehow.com/facts_5887848_cost-pmp-certification_.html And you have to get an average of 20 PDUs a year or it runs out, requiring another class and test... And these jobs don't grow on trees. Many of the jobs listed on Monster, Dice, etc., are just for recruiters to build a list of resumes. Some have been listed for over six months with no one hired...
  14. setnaffa

    Want to Take MCTS?

    Some folks just need a "kick in the pants" as my late father used to say. Here's a related story he told me: May God bless you all.
  15. There is no earthly reason to even attempt this unless your boss is paying for the whole thing and giving you the bandwidth to get it done right. And part of that is going to and successfully completing the Microsoft Top Gun school. MCA is a $50,000.00 cert. Minimum. And it should only be sought by folks who want to write books and do consulting gigs at $250,000.00 a pop. This is no bit-herder cert like MCSE or MCITP. This is a cert for Technical Sales Executives.