Monthly Archives: September 2016

Microsoft: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

microsoft, new exam, it certificationMicrosoft is considered to be the world’s leading producer of computer software. Microsoft was incorporated in 1981, but the company’s roots go back at least as far as 1975, when the first commercially available personal computer appeared on the cover of Popular Electronics.

Since the mid-1990s, Microsoft has got face to face with antitrust charges and other legal challenges to its marketing practices. In spite of these, Microsoft seems to remain one of the most prominent and powerful providers of IT products.

Today Microsoft offers you a new 70-740 exam based on Windows Server 2016 technology and intended for IT professionals – Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016. This exam verifies candidates’ capabilities to perform specified technical tasks. Here is the list of these tasks:

  • Install Windows Servers in host and compute environments (10–15%)
  • Implement storage solutions (10–15%)
  • Implement Hyper-V (20–25%)
  • Implement Windows containers (5–10%)
  • Implement high availability (30–35%)
  • Maintain and monitor server environments (10–15%)

The percentages testify the relative weight of each topic cited in this overview. The higher the percentage is, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam. If you are curious about the variety of questions on Microsoft certification exams, view the video tutorials.

The first and main thing this exam is focused on is the installation, storage, and compute features and functionality available in Windows Server 2016. It covers general installation tasks and considerations and the installation and configuration of Nano Server, in addition to the creation and management of images for deployment. It also covers local and server storage solutions, including the configuration of disks and volumes, Data Deduplication, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Storage Spaces Direct, and Failover Clustering solutions. The exam also covers Hyper-V and containers, along with the maintenance and monitoring of servers in physical and compute environments.

IBM Certified Specialist – InfoSphere 11.5 Information Governance Catalog

ibm. new certification examToday IBM has announced a release of a new certification exam, entitled, “IBM Certified Specialist – InfoSphere 11.5 Information Governance Catalog”. This exam is a solid foundation for your career in IT sphere. Successful candidates are supposed to have knowledge and abilities to maintain, populate, professionally design, and consume an Information Governance Catalog solution that accurately represents the metadata of the enterprise.
There are a lot of prerequisite skills and acquirements necessary to pass the exam and get certified. You should be able to define

  • users, roles and access levels
  • catalog permissions
  • custom attributes and custom views

It would meet with approval if you could

  • Design and build category hierarchy for business vocabulary and governance policies
  • Configure and execute data and business lineage
  • Maintain import areas and data connections
  • Resolve virtual assets to real assets
  • Create and manage workflow
  • Create and manage operational metadata
  • Create extended data sources and mappings
  • Import preexisting business metadata
  • Import and export data using the rest API
  • Support common metadata migration
  • Create, import, export, and run, queries
  • Manage lifecycle of metadata
  • Define and manage data classes
  • Troubleshoot issues using system logs, operations console
  • Define and assign labels
  • Define and assign stewards
  • Differentiate between business metadata, technical metadata, and operational metadata
  • Design and manage collections
  • Define and manage external asset types
  • Link business and technical metadata
  • Link design-time metadata to implementation metadata
  • Import asset definitions using Metadata Asset Manager
  • Manage multi-language environment configuration
  • Import asset definitions using command line tools
  • Import and export common metadata using command line tools
  • Implement subscriptions
  • Differentiate deployment architectures
  • Design, configure, and produce custom lineage reports
  • Create new asset types using open metadata API
  • Create and import data lineage flows using open metadata API

The test you should take to earn the IBM certification consists of 60 questions and is an hour and a half long. For the present, it is available in English only and requires passing score 59%.

Visit the link below to see the details of the test, objectives, suggested training, and sample tests.

Test C2090-650 – IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog

Become Oracle Communications Session Border Controller 7 Basic Certified Implementation Specialist

oracle, new certification examHaving more than 420,000 customers and deployments in more than 145 countries, Oracle offers an exhaustive and fully integrated multitude of cloud applications, platform services, and engineered systems. It regularly releases highest-level certifications for IT professionals from all corners of the earth.

Have you heard about a new Oracle certification that has been recently created? The 1Z0-404 exam has been validated against Oracle Session Border Controller 7 and is associated with Oracle Communications Session Border Controller certification.

This certification exam reflects your experience and proficiency requisite for making use of Session Border Controller (SBC) on a project, configuring SBC, centralizing, managing, routing and enhancing the signaling and media protocols.

Those lucky candidates, who get the certification, know their trade beyond question. They can configure SBC without much effort to protect, centralize, manage, route and enhance the signaling and media protocols used in an enterprise or service provider communications network.

And these are the topics of the Oracle certification exams:

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Essentials

  • Describe SIP and architecture elements: SIP proxies and back-to-back user agents (B2BUAs)
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot a basic SIP call flow processed by Oracle Session Border Controller

Introduction to Session Border Controller (SBC)

  • Describe the basic functions of a Session Border Controller
  • Describe the boot process and the SBC services

Initial Configuration

  • Explain the boot parameters and their effects
  • Describe the configuration concepts and configuration tree
  • Execute user and super-user level commands in the ACLI
  • Analyze, create, modify, and delete configuration elements
  • Perform routine operations including boot-related operations

Provisioning Interfaces

  • Describe the network interface’s default behavior and how it is altered
  • Provision physical interfaces
  • Provision network interfaces (VLAN and non-VLAN)
  • Enable/disable management operations through a media interface

Session Border Controller Concepts

  • Explain realms and realm bridging
  • Configure global SIP parameters and Media Manager
  • Configure realms, SIP interfaces, and steering pools
  • Configure routing policies, session agents, and header manipulation rules

Peering Environment Configuration

  • Describe the Policy-Based Realm Bridging (PBRB) configuration tasks in Peering environments
  • Configure a working Peering environment
  • Configure Peering access rules

Access-Backbone Environment Configuration

  • Explain registration caching, Hosted NAT Traversal (HNT), and Adaptive HNT
  • Configure the PBRB model in an Access-Backbone environment

Configuring SBC High Availability

  • Explain the operation of the high-availability mechanism and SBC node states
  • Configure a high-availability SBC pair
  • Manage a high-availability SBC pair system failover

There are many topics in the above list, aren’t there? But don’t be daunted by the amount of work to be done if you want to earn the Oracle certification! Your efforts will pay off.

Microsoft: Core Document Creation, Collaboration and Communication

microsoft, new exam, it certificationKeep an eye on our news not to miss significant events such as a release of a new 77-725 exam worked out by Microsoft and based on Word 2016 technology.

Intended for the audience working with information, this exam provides for achieving a certification called “Word 2016: Core Document Creation, Collaboration and Communication”.

The Word 2016 exam verifies your basic knowledge and understanding of the Word environment and capability to fulfill tasks without assistance. The certification exam makes it possible for you to prove you can be effective in dealing with the main features of Word 2016, creating and editing two- to three-page documents for various situations and purposes. Candidates are expected to be proficient at working with professional-looking reports, multi-column newsletters, résumés, and business correspondence. This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.

  • Create and manage documents
  • Format text, paragraphs, and sections
  • Create tables and lists
  • Create and manage references
  • Insert and format graphic elements

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2016 certification exams are notable for a new performance-based format for improved techniques helping to detect properly candidates’ knowledge, skills, and abilities. For this purpose, special MOS 2016 programs are used:

  • MOS 2016 exam task instructions generally do not include the command name, as it was in earlier versions. For instance, descriptors are substituted for function names which are avoided. This implies candidates have to understand the purpose and common usage of the program functionality to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects.
  • The MOS 2016 exam format incorporates multiple projects.

Are you the one who are ready to cope with the challenge?

Keep abreast of the latest news in the world of IT certifications with our ExamCollection blog, and don’t miss your chance to become a certified specialist in Microsoft!

Say Goodbye to the Old Cisco Exams

cisco, retired exams, it certificationsHave you heard that Cisco has decided to retire four of its certification exams? Now, it’s time to bid farewell to them. Sad to say, they aren’t available any more from September 21, 2016. Let’s look at them listed below:

Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey

This exam had a number 642-732 CUWSS. The CUWSS Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey exam was related to the CCNP Wireless certification. By passing this exam you had a chance to demonstrate your knowledge and abilities to plan and conduct a wireless site survey, to design the RF network and to conduct a post installation assessment to ensure compliancy.

Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Voice Networks

There were times you could find it in the list of exams available using number 642-742 IUWVN. But now, this certification exam doesn’t exist. The 642-742 IUWVN Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Voice Networks exam was associated with the CCNP Wireless certification. Candidates could become certified specialists on condition that they had enough experience and were able to integrate VoWLAN services into the WLAN and to implement QoS, MPLS, and high bandwidth applications into the wireless network.

Implementing Advanced Cisco Unified Wireless Security

The Implementing Advanced Cisco Unified Wireless Security exam with number 642-737 IAUWS was connected with the CCNP Wireless certification. This exam assessed a candidate’s capability to secure the wireless network from security threats via appropriate security policies and best practices, to properly implement security standards, and to properly configure wireless security components.

Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Mobility Services

The last 642-747 IUWMS exam retired by Cisco on September 21 – Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Mobility Services exam – was popular among IT specialists skilled in integrating mobility services into the WLAN, tuning and troubleshooting the WLAN, and implementing indoor enterprise mesh networks.


No one ever steps in the same river twice. While older exams become unavailable, other new ones appear. And we hope Cisco is on the threshold of releasing new certification exams.

New Certification! IBM Certified Solution Designer – Datacap V9.0

ibm, new certification, it, examThe more IT certifications you earn, the more you feel self-reliant and confident about the future. But, more importantly, the more valuable candidate you are for employers, particularly for your boss 😉

As you have probably guessed, we are pleased to announce the introduction of new certification by IBM. Meet IBM Certified Solution Designer – Datacap V9.0 exam!

This intermediate level certification test guarantees that the successful candidate possesses all the necessary qualities and is experienced enough to create the theoretical and detailed technical design of an application, solution, and infrastructure using IBM Datacap V9.0.

By passing this IBM certification exam, you will be able to show confirmed knowledge sufficient for providing expertise to evaluate and choose between alternatives, assisting with balancing costs with capabilities and priorities, identifying products, technologies, processes to be included, and determining points of required integration and customization. In addition, after preparing for the exam, it will be easy for you to identify sizing and capacity issues, as well as conflicts with existing processes or environments.

If your plans are affected by this news, wait just a minute before the overview is finished, and carefully read through the list of recommended prerequisite skills:

  • Knowledge of IBM Datacap components: FastDoc, Datacap Web Server, Report Viewer, Desktop, Dstudio, RuleRunner, Maintenance Manager, Datacap Navigator and Dashboard
  • IBM Content Navigator
  • Knowledge of WebSphere Application Server
  • Cloud technologies
  • Ability to write actions for IBM Datacap: VBScript, C#, XML
  • Knowledge of Microsoft IIS
  • Knowledge of Out-of-the-Box component interfaces
  • Knowledge of content acquisition: import, fax, email and scan
  • Knowledge of document and image conversion
  • Knowledge of document hierarchy
  • Knowledge of document and page identification
  • Knowledge of recognition
  • Knowledge of routing: branching, jumping and splitting
  • Knowledge of verification and validation
  • Knowledge of export and repositories
  • Knowledge of databases
  • Authentication and Authorization

Now, if you would like to get certified, you may start preparing for the Datacap V9.0 certification exam. And we wish you the best of luck!

VMware: New Exam 3V0-652 Is Coming Soon!

vmware, new exam, it certificationAre you an experienced system administrator or systems integrator? Are you charged with designing and implementing Horizon solutions? Be ready to take up a formidable challenge because VMware releases a new VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility Design Exam associated with VCAP6-DTM Design certification. The 3V0-652 exam is held in English only, is 4 hours long and comprises 24 questions drawn up to enable candidates to use design tool and Drag and Drop pointing device gesture.
Permit yourself one more test to examine your abilities to develop a Horizon 6.x conceptual design, estimate level of your knowledge necessary to create a logical design and architect a physical design.

According to VMware, the certification cost is about $400, and the first date when you can register for the test is 22 August, 2016. To earn this valuable credential, it’s desirable for you to know how to create

  • a Horizon Conceptual Design,
  • a Horizon Logical Design,
  • a Physical Design for vSphere and Horizon Components,
  • a Physical Design for Horizon Storage,
  • a Physical Design for Horizon Desktops and Pools,
  • a Physical Design for Horizon Networking

It’s also very important to be able to incorporate

  • Application Services into a Horizon Physical Design
  • Endpoints into a Horizon Design

Have you decided to take the dare and make an appointment for the VMware certification exam? There is a recommended training especially for you! Horizon: Design and Deploy 5-day intensive training course presents a methodology for designing and deploying a VMware Horizon® solution. During this short period of time full of practice, you will be able to apply your new knowledge by working with other participants to design and deploy a Horizon solution for a real-world project.

After the course is finished, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Assess the business and application requirements of an environment
  • Design a Horizon infrastructure architecture that addresses the needs of the organization and follows VMware best practices
  • Document a design that can be implemented
  • Design and deploy a comprehensive Horizon solution

For more details, you are welcome to visit the page describing the VMware certification exam and the training.

Cisco: 350-080 Exam Gets Replaced by New 400-151 CCIE Data Center Exam

cisco, new exam, it certification, exam updatesCisco constantly updates and refreshes its exams and certifications in order to allow IT professionals to go with the times. There is another new exam with number 400-151 replacing 350-080 exam and certifying expert-level skills to plan, design, implement, operate, and troubleshoot complex Data Center infrastructure. The Cisco CCIE Data Center Written Exam is a two-hour test with topics covered by 90-110 queries. These topics are presented in the list below (you may also download a complete list of topics in PDF format from the website page):

  • Cisco Data Center L2/L3 Technologies
  • Cisco Data Center Network Services
  • Data Center Storage Networking and Compute
  • Data Center Automation and Orchestration
  • Data Center Fabric Infrastructure
  • Evolving Technologies

This Cisco certification exam seems to apparently require special experience from candidates. It identifies their skills and knowledge needed to be a good judge of Data Centers, to understand how various components in the Data Center interact, and ability to translate it into the device configurations.

The exam is accessible at Pearson VUE. If you wish to know more, here is a link. Visit the website, schedule the exam and take your chance to gain all the benefits from becoming a certified cisco specialist!

And remember that you are really at your best when you are challenged.

New Exam Is Here! Earn Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) R80 Certification!

check point, new exam, security administrator, it certificationHave you ever worked as a security administrator? Is managing security exactly the area of specialization where you’d like to grow and develop your skills?

How about a new certification exam launched by Check Point? Today, managing security is a complex task demanding special knowledge and abilities. Security consolidation means bringing all security protections and functions under one umbrella. And it can be easily realized with R80 management course. This three-day course can help you spread your wings and make progress because it covers all the information you need to start-up, configure and manage the day-to-day operations of your Check Point infrastructure.

With R80 course you’ll learn how to Install R80 management and a security gateway in a distributed environment, configure objects, rules, and settings to define a security policy, work with multiple concurrent administrators, and define permission profiles, configure a Virtual Private Network, and work with Check Point clustering, perform periodic administrator tasks as specified in administrator job descriptions. All you have to do is to get 6-month to 1-year experience with Check Point products recommended and to acquire fundamental knowledge of networking.

What are the benefits?

The advantages you gain after taking this course are incontestable. You’ll become prepared to defend against network threats. You’ll be able to evaluate existing security policies and optimize the rule base. You’ll think nothing of managing user access to corporate LANs. Monitoring suspicious network activities and analyzing attacks will become your hobby. And finally, you will implement Check Point backup techniques and troubleshoot network connections with no trouble at all.

Now let’s talk about the exam

To get Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) R80 Certification you have to go in for the exam 156-215.80. But it would be difficult to pass without proper knowledge. Let’s look at them.

  • Check Point Technology Overview
  • Security Policy Management
  • Monitoring Traffic and Connections
  • Network Address Translations
  • Basic Concepts of VPN
  • Managing User Access
  • Working with ClusterXL
  • Administrator Task Implementation

How I benefit from earning the Check Point certificate?

  • CCSA’s rank higher than other security vendor professionals
  • Validation you have the skills to implement the latest network security advancements
  • Certified Professionals community, newsletter and special web access

IBM Certified Solution Designer – IBM Content Collector (ICC) Certification Retirement

ibm, retiring exam, it certificationSo long as new certifications appear, older ones are withdrawn. Thus IBM has recently informed candidates of the retirement of IBM Certified Solution Designer – IBM Content Collector (ICC) Certification. It ceases to exist on May 31, 2016. Instead, IBM suggests taking notice of the most current certifications:

IBM Certified Solution Designer – Content Collector V4.0 (IBM Domino)


IBM Certified Solution Designer – Content Collector V4.0 (Microsoft Exchange)

We would remind you that the certification exam that is to be retired verifies candidate’s knowledge and skills required for designing an IBM Content Collector based archiving solution.

Before preparing for this IBM certification, the following knowledge and skills are recommended and assumed:

  • Working knowledge of FileNet P8 and Content Manager V8
  • Knowledge of ICC capabilities and features and ability to implement
  • Working knowledge of Exhange, Lotus Domino, and smtp Email systems
  • Working knowledge of database client installation (MS SQL, Oracle, DB2)
  • Working knowledge of MS SharePoint and File Systems

But since this certification is going to disappear, it’s not so much time for you to pass the exam if you are planning to earn IBM Content Collector (ICC) certification. Anyway, the other two exams listed above are worth paying attention to.