CompTIA has recently begun including performance based questions for several of its exams in addition to the standard multiple choice questions. The current list of exams that contain performance based questions are: A+ (220-801 and 220-802), Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), Network+ (N10-005), and Security+ (SY0-301).

 

Candidates are required to perform a specific task or solve a problem in simulated IT environments in Performance-based questions. When the candidate completes the required steps, the task is considered accomplished.

 

A comprehensive certification prep course can help you to prepare thoroughly for the actual certification exam. uCertify courses include performance-based question in the practice tests to help candidates prepare for CompTIA exams.

 

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CompTIA has announced the retirement of CompTIA A+ 700 series exams. If you wish to get certified in this series, you must take the exams prior to August 31, 2013. The English version of CompTIA’s A+ 700 series exams are scheduled to retire on August 31, 2013.

 

Why should you take the 700 series when the 800 series is already released? If you have already taken the 220-701 exam, but were putting off the 220-702 exam, now would be the time to do it. You will not be able to take the 220-702 exam after August 31,2013. Starting Sep 1, even if you completed your 220-701 but not the 220-702, you will need to take both the 800 series exams to earn your CompTIA A+ certification.

 

A combination of the 700 series and 800 series exams is not allowed because the exam objectives of the CompTIA A+ 800 series are different from the CompTIA A+ 700 series.

 

If you are preparing for CompTIA A+ 700 series exam, be sure to take both the exams before August 31, 2013. Otherwise, you will need to purchase CompTIA A+ 800 series content.

 

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Microsoft has scheduled to retire most of their MCTS and MCITP exams on July 31, 2013. Candidates are required to pass these exams before retirement to achieve these certifications. Although these certifications are being retired by Microsoft, they will continue to be valuable as long as companies are using the technologies covered in the certification. These retired certifications will still appear on your transcript, but will be designated as Legacy.

If you are preparing for these exams, you have an opportunity to buy uCertify PrepKits at a significantly discounted price. You can buy any of these PrepKits at a 35% discount by using the discount code ‘mic35’ at checkout. Please click here to see the list of the PrepKits on which you can get discount.

98-349 – Microsoft Windows Operating System Essentials Practice Test
441 Questions, 91 Quizzes, 566 Study Notes

 

98-366 – Microsoft Windows Networking Essentials Practice Test
442 Questions, 192 Quizzes, 752 Study Notes

 

98-365 – Microsoft Windows Server Administration Essentials Practice Test
493 Questions, 109 Quizzes, 621 Study Notes

 

CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor Practice Test
575 Questions, 125 Quizzes, 1205 Study Notes

 

70-668 – Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond Practice Test
301 Questions, 101 Quizzes, 812 Study Notes

 

1Z0-803 – Java SE 7 Programming Essentials Practice Test
481 Questions, 131 Quizzes, 443 Study Notes

Microsoft has scheduled to retire most of their MCTS and MCITP exams on July 31, 2013. Candidates are required to pass these exams before retirement to achieve these certifications. Although these certifications are being retired by Microsoft, they will continue to be valuable as long as companies are using the technologies covered in the certification. These retired certifications will still appear on your transcript, but will be designated as Legacy.

 

If you are preparing for these exams, you have an opportunity to buy uCertify PrepKits at a significantly discounted price. You can buy any of these PrepKits at a 35% discount by using the discount code ‘mic35’ at checkout. Below are the list of the PrepKits on which you can get discount.

  1. 70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  2. 70-290 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
  3. 70-291 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
  4. 70-293 Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
  5. 70-294 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure
  6. 70-297 Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
  7. 70-433 TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development
  8. 70-450 PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing, Optimizing, and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution
  9. 70-451 PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Designing and Optimizing Database Solutions
  10. 70-452 PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing a Business Intelligence Solution
  11. 70-502: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Presentation Foundation
  12. 70-503 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Communication Foundation
  13. 70-504 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Workflow
  14. 70-505: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Application Development
  15. 70-506 MCTS: Silverlight 4, Development
  16. 70-536 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation
  17. 70-561 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development
  18. 70-562 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development
  19. 70-563 Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  20. 70-564 PRO: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  21. 70-565 PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  22. 70-620 TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client
  23. 70-622 Pro: Microsoft Desktop Support – ENTERPRISE
  24. 70-623:  Pro: Microsoft Desktop Support – CONSUMER
  25. 70-643 TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring
  26. 70-647 Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator
  27. 70-648 Upgrading your MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist
  28. 70-649 Upgrading your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist
  29. 70-660 TS: Windows Internals
  30. 70-681 TS: Windows 7 and Office 2010, Deploying
  31. 70-682 Pro: Upgrading to Windows 7 MCITP Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
  32. 70-683 TS: Windows 7, Preinstalling for OEMs
  33. 70-691 Windows Server 2008 HPC Environments, Developing

 

These exams will retire on July 31, 2013. So, you must take the advantage of uCertify’s discount offer and pass your exam before it expire.

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification of ISACA won the Best Professional Certification Program Award from SC Magazine. This award is provided to CRISC certification because this certification is considered as proof of a strong background in risk and control by the employers.

 

This certification became popular for employees also as they are seeking the credential to differentiate themselves and boost their value in their organizations. Candidates must have at least three years of relevant experience and pass the CRISC exam to earn this certification.

uCertify prepkits employ a variety of methods for students to learn. You can simply login to uCertify and enroll yourself for CRISC course to prepare for real exam. You will get hundreds of practice questions, eBook, study notes, quizzes, analytics report and much more in uCertify PrepKit. Be assured for your success in real exam with uCertify!

Cisco has redesigned its Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification to reflect new skills required of security, voice, and wireless experts. In addition to the curriculum changes for its associate-level CCNA certification, Cisco also has rebranded the certification to “CCNA Routing and Switching.”

 

In addition to Routing and Switching, new CCNA designations in the upgraded certification program also include CCNA Voice, CCNA Security, CCNA Wireless, CCNA SP Operations and CCDA.  The updates include comprehensive troubleshooting, technologies such as IPv6, and updated software on Cisco routers and switches.

 

The new exams and training will be available starting March 26, 2013.

 

Beginning October 1, 2013, the 640-816 ICND2 exam will be replaced by  200-101 ICND2 , the 640-822 ICND1 by 100-101 ICND1, and the 640-802 CCNA exam will be replaced by  200-120 CCNA. For more details, see:

 

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/exams/list/icnd2.html

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/exams/list/icnd1.html

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/exams/list/ccna_composite.html

CompTIA’s Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification recently earned DoD approval and it  is now included in the U.S. Department of Defense Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program. The program provides guidance and procedures for the training, certification and management of the Department of Defense workforce conducting information assurance functions in assigned duty positions.

 

The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner certification attests competency in applying critical thinking and judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines. The exam covers enterprise security, risk management, integration of computing, Communications, and Business Disciplines.

 

The certification is targeted at Security Administrators, and Security Officers with a minimum of 10 years of experience in IT administration and at least five years of hands-on security experience in an enterprise environment.

 

uCertify’s CASP PrepKit is an excellent tool to help you prepare for your certification. Backed by the CompTIA Recommended Courseware seal of approval and uCertify’s 100% money back guarantee, you have nothing to lose and a valuable certification to gain. Check out our free trial  here.

Microsoft has changed the name of their MCSD exam Metro Style Apps to MCSD: Windows Store Apps. Other than the name change, other aspects of the exam including requirements are exactly the same. As before, there are two paths to achieving this certification—using HTML5 or C#.


To earn a MCSD: Windows Store Apps credential using HTML5, candidates need to pass three exams: 70-480, 70-481, and 70-482.

To earn a MCSD: Windows Store Apps credential using C#, candidates need to pass 70-483, 70-484, and 70-485 exams.


Candidates who have already earned their certification need to take a recertification exam every two years. For more information about this certification, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcsd-certification.aspx

The Project Management Institute (PMI) has released a new edition of The PMBOK Guide in January 2013. Accordingly, the new version of the Project Management Professional (PMP) Examination will be updated on July 31st, 2013. See:

http://www.rmcproject.com/about/pmp-examination-changes.aspx/


Candidates who are going to take PMP exam after July 31, 2013, should prepare for their exam as per the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge—Fifth Edition (2013) released by PMI in January 2013. If you plan to take the PMP exam prior to July 31st, 2013, use test prep materials that are based on the PMBOK Guide – Fourth Edition.


uCertify’s test prepkit for the PMP exam prepares students for the current version. Look for the new version updated to the fifth edition – coming soon!