Joseph Phillips, PMP, CBAP, Project+, is the Director of Education for Project Seminars. He has managed and consulted on projects for industries, including technical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and architectural, among others. Phillips has served as a project management consultant for organizations creating project offices, maturity models, and best-practice standardization.

 

Joseph is a co-author and contributor for following uCertify PrepKits:

PMI-PMP: Project Management Professional

PMI-CPAM: Certified Associate in Project Management

 

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Bonnie Biafore has always been a zealous planner, whether setting up software demos, cooking gourmet meals, or scheduling a vacation to test the waters of spontaneity. Ironically, fate, not planning, turned this obsession into a career as a project manager. When she isn’t managing projects for clients, Bonnie writes about project management, small business accounting, personal finance, investing, and technology. She’s also branching out into other “dry” topics with articles about wine and gourmet food.

 

Bonnie is a co-author and contributor for following uCertify PrepKit:

 

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Rafiq Elmansy has been multimedia graphic designer and web designer since 1999. His background is in fine art and sculpture. He uses Adobe products to create graphics and animations for desktop applications, cartoons, games, web sites, e-learning courses, and mobile and Pocket PC applications. He is the founder of Bee Design Studio

(http://www.beedesignstudio.com). 

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Rafiq is a co-author and contributor for following uCertify PrepKits:

 

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Bob Bryla is an Oracle 8, 8i, 9, 10g and 11g Certified Professional with more than 20 years of experience in database design, database application development, training, and Oracle database administration. He is the primary internet database designer and developer at Lands’ End in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Bob works with PL/SQL and Oracle on a daily basis to support the back end of the world’s #1 clothing web site, landsend.com.

Bob Bryla Co-Author and contributor for following uCertify PrepKit
1Z0-052 OCA: Oracle Database 11g: Administration I

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Chuck Easttom is the author of 10 computer science books and has been a subject matter expert for CompTiA working on their Linux+, Security+, CTT+, and Server+ certification exams. Mr. Easttom has 15+ years of IT experience, holds a plethora of industry certifications, and currently is an independent consultant and an adjunct computer science instructor.

Chuck is co-author and contributor for the following uCertify Prepkit
70-502 C# :MCTS: C# .NET 3.5 Windows Presentation Foundation Application Development
70-502 VB.NET :MCTS: VB .NET 3.5 Windows Presentation Foundation Application Development
70-503 C#: MCTS: C#.NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Communication Foundation Application
70-503 VB.NET : MCTS: VB.NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Communication Foundation Application
70-504 C#: MCTS: C#.NET 3.5 – Windows Workflow Foundation Application Development
70-504 VB.NET: MCTS: VB.NET 3.5 – Windows Workflow Foundation Application Development
SY0-201 : Security+ 2009
220-701 : A+ Essential 2009
220-702 : A+ Practical Application 2009

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Tudor Barbu is a Software developer with expertise in both client and server side development, aspiring guru on the client side disciplines such as Javascript and CSS, passionate with web security, usability and web standards evangelist.

Presently Tudor works at Zitec, his tasks are manly programming related. He works in teams of 2 to 4 developers on the company’s products, with technologies like PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, bash scripting and sometimes Java or python. Projects vary greatly in their complexity. For a project he had written a multi-threaded socket server in PHP (using the PNCTL library).

Tudor also works as a primary instructor for the PHP and CSS/Javascript courses at LEC. Aside from actual teaching the courses, his duties also include writing course materials and working on the company’s site (built by him on Drupal).

Prior to this , Tudor has worked with the Navidoo group which  was created as a new agency of “the group”, the entire development team from new/media was moved here under new management and Tudor was appointed team leader. He was supposed to lead the internal projects as a senior programmer as well to work with outside IT consultants and contractors and make sure that everything goes together as planned from a technical point of view.

After reviewing the uCertify PrepKit for exam XK0-002 – CompTIA Linux+ , Tudor said ” The kit is really easy to use, with a well designed user interface and good typography. I don’t think the average user will have any difficulties using it, further more a candidate for a serious IT certification. It goes straight to the point and focuses on the exam’s objectives right from the start.”

Lawrence E Smithmier is a certified IT professional. He is an MCP, MCAD, MCDBA, and MSCD.NET. He works on applications like MS Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Windows Embedded Studio, VMWare, Virtual PC 2004/2007, Virtual Server 2005, VMWare Workstation, MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, POV-Ray, Maya, 3DS Max, and other office productivity tools.

Lawrence presently works as a Software Architect and Development Lead for ImageDirect, a global product (10 languages) with components ranging from a customer facing web UI through to the factory processes. Created functional specifications, technical specifications, work breakdown structure, and risk assessment. Managing convergence with other projects to allow for a single code base. Managing on site and off shore development resources. Doing technical discovery and system redesign to meet changing requirements. Working with business partners to provide a clear vision and a step by step method for achieving it. Serving as coordinating architect for three global initiatives using the SCRUM agile method.

Prior to this, Lawrence has worked as a SQL Developer Support Engineer for Microsoft, Charlotte NC where he worked as a SQL Developer Support Engineer focusing on SQL Server Reporting Services 2000 and 2005. Provided solutions for installation problems, report formatting, database connectivity issues, server down situations, etc. to customers using LiveMeeting, Knowledge Base Articles, custom example code, etc. Wrote several solution objects (published internally) illustrating novel concepts and solutions for known product limitations.

After reviewing the uCertify PrepKit for exam 70-291: MCSE Windows 2003 Network Infrastructure, Lawrence said ” On the whole, I found the uCertify test preparation to be well worth the time and effort. The material was presented well, the questions covered the material, and the structure allows for a good way to top off your knowledge preparing for a test. It definitely directly contributed to my passing the exam”.

The IBM-DB2-730 exam is designed to test in-depth knowledge of an examine on DB2 database security management, database creation and deletion, Tables, Views, Indexes management, etc. Before taking the IBM-DB2-730 exam, you should practice the following:

  1. Understand features or functions available in DB2 tools.
  2. Understand non-relational data concepts.
  3. Perform database encryption.
  4. Identify and connect to DB2 servers and databases.
  5. Create and delete database (data) objects.
  6. Use SQL to SELECT Data from tables.
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If you were considering it, now is the right time to get your MCAD, MCSD or MCDBA Certification. Microsoft announces the retiring of the certification exams which are required to earn you these certifications on March 31, 2009. If you are in the middle of your certification or If you have already started preparing for these certifications, you can register for a retiring exam by March 31, 2009, you have uptil May 31, 2009 to complete it. For further details about the retiring exams, kindly visit http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcpexams/status/examstoretire.mspx 

Does retiring of an exam affect my certification status ?

Not at all, the certification do not retire when the related exams are discontinued. The MCAD, MCSD and MCDBA certifications will remain on your transcript even after the related exams retire on March 31, 2009. You can register for the exams which are being discontinued before the March 31, 2009 and you have time uptil May 31, 2009 to give that particular exam. The certification will not retire or be removed from your transcript when these exams do, but you will no longer be able to earn them if one of your required exam retires.

What are the requirements for these certifications?

For knowing the complete requirements for certifications, please visit the following links:

uCertify Offers 50% Discount on the following PrepKits ! HURRY! Offer Ends on March 31, 2009

As time is limited, uCertify offers a 50% discount. Buy the Prepkit, avail this opportunity  and get Microsoft Certified in the first attempt! The offer is valid on the purchase of the following PrepKits.

70-300: Analyzing Requirements and Defining Microsoft .NET Solution Architectures
70-305: Developing and Implementing Web Applications with VB .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
70-306: Developing and Implementing Windows-Based Applications with VB .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
70-310: Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft VB .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework
70-315: Developing and Implementing Web Applications with C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
70-316: Developing and Implementing Windows-Based Applications with C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
70-320: Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with C# .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework
70-228: MCDBA SQL Server 2000 Administration
• 70-229: MCSD.NET SQL Server 2000 Design

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If you order multiple PrepKits, you can avail upto 15-35% discount on the total price of the PrepKits. Avail this opportunity as soon as possible. The offer is valid only till March 31, 2009.

 

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Roger Stuart

 

Artemakis Artemiou works as an Analyst/Programmer and Consultant for H.S. Data Ltd, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, based in Nicosia, Cyprus. He works with Microsoft SQL Server and related .NET technologies. One of his main professional duties is to develop database applications using SQL Server. Within the context of his duties, he also provides consulting services for SQL Server both in terms of Development and Administration.

 

Artemakis has a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a M.Sc. in Advanced Information Technologies from the University of Cyprus.

 

He is a MCP, MCTS: SQL Server 2005 and a Charter Member of MCTS:SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance. Artemakis is the president of the Cyprus .NET User Group (http://www.cdnug.net).Artemakis writes technical articles on Relational Database Management Systems with emphasis on SQL Server. He also participates as a speaker in various events presenting SQL Server. Additionally, he maintains a blog dedicated to SQL Server where he publishes several articles related to SQL Server Development and Administration. His blog can be found at http://aartemiou.blogspot.com.

 

While reviewing the uCertify’s Prepkit for exam . 70-443: MCITP PRO: SQL Server 2005 Design, Artemakis said My overall comments after this review, during which I reviewed the uCertify PrepKit M70-443, is that the specific PrepKit is excellent; it provides the candidate with a lot of content relevant to the target exam, and also provides many alternative ways for acquiring the necessary knowledge related to the technology featured by the exam. The Graphical User Interface, the navigation and the rest of the features make it really easy for the candidate to use the product and get a proper preparation for the target exam” 

For reading the complete review, kindly visit http://aartemiou.blogspot.com/2009/03/ucertify-prepkit-070-443-review.html