Monthly Archives: July 2017

CompTIA Great Retirement


Attention! Attention! Breaking News! CompTIA planned a grandiose retirement. Both exams and certifications will be withdrawn. But don’t get upset, because the end is always the beginning of something new. Who knows, maybe after some time we will publish an article called “CompTIA Great Novelties”.

Today our task is to cover the following questions: Which? (Which exam or certification will be withdrawn?) When? (The date of the retirement) What? (What is this exam or cert about?)

CompTIA certifications and exams are one of the most essential IT credentials for establishing an IT career. If you’re new to the IT industry, they will help you put your best foot forward. And if you’re already an IT professional, the CompTIA certifications validates your skills and can boost your career. So carefully study this article, maybe you will find a suitable option for your future or already prosperous career.

The list of CompTIA retiring certs and tests:

FC0-Z51 exam – July 31, 2017.

PK0-003 exam – September 30, 2017.

CompTIA CDIA+ certification – December 1, 2017.

CompTIA Mobility+ certification – December 15, 2017.

CompTIA examsCompTIA certsPay due attention to the following preparation options: CertMaster (CompTIA’s intelligent online learning tool), training materials, classroom training and ExamCollection website.

CompTIA credentials are needed in almost every field and can separate you from the rest of the workforce.

Fortinet NSE4 Is Issued for the FortiOS 5.4


Today, organizations need a fast and secure network to be successful. Fortinet is the only company with security solutions for network, endpoint, application, data center, cloud, and access designed to work together as an integrated and collaborative security fabric. This also means that it is the only company that can really provide organizations with a powerful, integrated security solution across the entire attack surface.

“Fortinet gives us the security, control, and performance that we need to stay ahead of the competition.”

John Bryant, Chief Technology Officer, Options

In addition to selling its products, Fortinet also offers a certification program that tests the skills and understanding of Fortinet solutions. The program is called Fortinet NSE (Network Security Expert) and consists of 8 levels.

Today we are talking about NSE 4 – FortiGate Network Security Professional. The FortiGate NSE 4 – Security Professional recognizes a candidate’s ability to configure, install and monitor the FortiGate Unified Threat Management products in a customer’s network. This certification is perfect for post-sales and support personnel who want acknowledgement that they are a FortiGate Network Security Professional. The NSE 4 certification is valid for 2 years.

NSE 4 replaces earlier FCNSA+FCNSP certification. If you hold an FCNSP certificate, you should renew your NSE 4 standing by taking the NSE 4 exam before your FCNSP certificate is expired.

But what is this NSE 4 exam about?

  • Name: NSE 4 – Fortinet Network Security Professional
  • Number of items: 60
  • Type of questions: Multiple Choice, Multiple Select
  • Time allowed to complete: 120 minutes
  • Passing Score: 70% for the FortiOS 5.2 exam; 60% for the FortiOS 5.4 exam
  • Language: English only
  • Recommended training: FortiGate I and FortiGate II
  • Available at: Pearson Vue Test Centers worldwide

Interested in earning the Fortinet NSE 4 certification? Start by studying Fortinet braindumps at ExamCollection!

Si, New 1Z0-966 Exam! Si, Oracle!


This summer doesn’t please us with hot weather but we can’t say the same about Oracle which doesn’t cease to release new and “hot” certification exams. After all, Oracle is more than just a technology provider — it is a reliable advisor that can help businesses transition their IT stack to the cloud and take a full advantage of that move.

Welcome a brand new exam – Oracle Talent Management Cloud 2017 Implementation Essentials. The exam code is 1Z0-966. Candidates will have to answer 70 questions of multiple choice within 2 hours. The 1Z0-966 exam has been validated against Oracle Fusion HCM Cloud, Release 12.

This new certification exam covers the following topics:

  • Goals (add organization and worker goals, describe goal management concepts, manage the goal library, etc.).
  • Questionnaires (define questionnaire objectives, manage questions and implement questionnaires and templates).
  • Performance Management (explain performance documents, evaluate goals and competencies, configure performance notifications, etc.).
  • Succession Plans and Talent Pools (describe talent pools integration, create and manage succession plans and talent pools).
  • Talent Review (conduct a talent review, manage talent review data and review an action plan).

The 1Z0-966 exam is associated with the Oracle Talent Management Cloud 2017 Certified Implementation Specialist certification. It is designed for individuals who possess a strong foundation and expertise in selling and implementing Oracle HCM Cloud Service solutions.

Don’t forget about our IT certification community with free Oracle exam preparation materials.

Make your summer hotter and brighter with new Oracle exam! Register for the 1Z0-966 test at Pearson VUE.

Summertime Sadness: Retirement of Microsoft 70-243 Exam


The Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (70-243) exam took a strong position in the list of the best Microsoft exams. A lot of people around the world who passed it, have a great job or great opportunities for further career growth now.

This exam became a superb start for many individuals who were just beginning their IT journey. It was a worthy continuation for those who have already been a specialist in IT sphere. But on July 31, 2017, the 70-243 exam will cross the finish line and retire. So it happens…the best of us go away, leaving only inscription in our portfolio.

Let’s remember how this exam was…

The Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (70-243) exam was designed for candidates that have System Center Configuration Manager 2012, Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows PowerShell, security, and networking experience in an enterprise environment.

These candidates may be the System Center Configuration Manager Administrator, Active Directory Administrator, Exchange Administrator, Windows Server Administrator, or Enterprise Desktop Administrator for their organizations.

This exam measures an individual’s ability to perform the technical tasks listed below:

  • Design and plan System Center Configuration Manager infrastructure
  • Manage operating system deployment (OSD)
  • Deploy applications and software updates
  • Manage compliance settings
  • Manage sites
  • Manage clients
  • Manage inventory
  • Manage reports and queries

Preparation options:

  1. Instructor-led training:

10748C: Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (three days)

  1. Practice tests:

Microsoft Official Practice Test for Exam 243

  1. ExamCollection Practice Test:

70-243 – Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Don’t miss your chance to become a Microsoft certified specialist!

Very Soon! IBM Certified Specialist – Storage Technical V1


On July 17, 2017, IBM will release the next great certification. Who knows, maybe this new cert will give you the chance to become a part of IBM community and wear a proud name “IBM Certified Specialist”. To help you achieve this goal, we have developed the detailed instruction “How to become an IBM Professional in 3 steps”.

But first of all, you should get acquainted with this new certification. Let us introduce it – IBM Certified Specialist – Storage Technical V1.

Step 1. What should you know?

The IBM Storage Technical Specialist consults with customers to gather and understand customer requirements and determine the correct solutions.

You should know what resources can be used to develop the solution; have extensive knowledge of the features, industry terminology, functions and benefits of IBM storage solutions and understand competitive offerings used in the enterprise segment.

You can perform the following tasks without assistance:

  • initiate TDA process;
  • determine product positioning;
  • gather customer requirements;
  • provide the technical details for a TCO analysis;
  • present the IBM storage product line to the customer;
  • articulate features and benefits of IBM storage solutions;
  • develop basic technology topologies and architectural designs;
  • identify competitors and the correct tool to size the solution for performance.

You can perform the following tasks with assistance:

  • plan implementation of the solution as part of the pre-install TDA;
  • respond to an RFP within the enterprise storage scope;
  • identify risks associated with the proposed solution;
  • conduct a demonstration of the storage solution;
  • complete detailed design of the total solution;
  • submit an RPQ/SCORE request;
  • mitigate competitors;
  • conduct IBM TDA;

You should know how to use the following tools and resources: eConfig; IBM PartnerWorld; sizing tools such as Disk Magic, Capacity Magic, and Batch Magic; IBM Comprestimator Utility; Storage Consolidation Evaluation Tool hosted by Alinean; System Storage Interoperability Center (SSIC) and Butterfly Study.

You must have about 12 months of direct technical storage experience, with six months’ experience with IBM designated storage products.

Step 2. Preparation for the exam.

The IBM Certified Specialist – Storage Technical V1 certification requires 1 test – C9020-668. But at first you should prepare for it now to have good results then.

The best education materials can be found at the sites below:

Assessment Test can help you practice your knowledge without any additional resources or obligatory payment. The ExamCollection website – for free IBM exam preparation materials.

Step 3. The exam.

The IBM Storage Technical V1 (C9020-668) exam is an hour and a half long exam with 60 question assessment.

This exam covers 4 main topics:

  1. Customer Environment, Requirements, and Plans.
  2. Product Information.
  3. Application of Resources and Tools.
  4. Hybrid Cloud and Analytics Concepts.

The IBM Storage technologies and solutions included in the C9020-668 exam are IBM Flash Storage; Software Defined Storage including the IBM Spectrum Suite; IBM Spectrum Accelerate, IBM Spectrum Control, IBM Spectrum Protect, IBM Spectrum Archive, IBM Spectrum Virtualize and IBM Spectrum Scale; Cloud Object Storage; and IBM tape solutions (TS7700, TS3500, TS4500, TS7760) and technologies (LTO / LTFS).

Following our instruction, you will definitely come to the lucky finish.

Two New Chances to Become Oracle Certified Specialist!

Oracle Cloud

Ready to stand out in a competitive job market? Then it’s high time to join more than 1.9 Million Professionals who have become Oracle Certified. Becoming Oracle certified means the promotion of your technical abilities and career opportunities. It is your right way to turn yourself into a more skilled technologist who will implement, develop and administer critical systems.

As usual, Oracle replenishes the list of its certification exams with the novelties. Two new exams are already waiting for their perfect candidates. The new Oracle Sales Cloud 2017 Implementation Essentials (1Z0-970) and Oracle Incentive Compensation Cloud 2017 Implementation Essentials (1Z0-971) exams will take a worthy place in your portfolio.

1Z0-970: The exam consists of 75 multiple choice questions and lasts 2 hours. The passing score – 61%.

To know what this test is about, you should examine the following exam topics:

  1. Initial Setup
  2. Customer Management
  3. Lead Management
  4. Opportunity Management
  5. Forecasting
  6. Territory Management and Assignment Rules
  7. Sales Performance
  8. Migrate Configurations to Production
  9. Define Extensions for Sales
  10. Cloud Implementations

Now, when you know some key details about the 1Z0-970 exam, we recommend moving from theory to practice. Sales CLS is an optional training course to prepare for this exam.

In addition, we strongly commend visiting the ExamCollection website and checking the Oracle section for the appropriate exams.

Maybe you thought we forgot to tell you about a certification for the Oracle Sales Cloud 2017 Implementation Essentials exam but you are mistaken. The 1Z0-970 exam is associated with the Oracle Sales Cloud 2017 Certified Implementation Specialist certification. This cert is designed for candidates who have a solid foundation and experience in selling and implementing Oracle Sales Cloud solutions. It differentiates individuals in the marketplace by providing a competitive advantage due to proven knowledge expertise and has been built against Fusion Release 10.

1Z0-971: Oracle hasn’t yet provided information on this exam so constantly check our blog – we will keep you updated.

Invest in your future with Oracle.

FAQ: New HPE ASE – Synergy Solutions Integrator V1 Certification


Something new always causes a lot of questions. And if we are talking about a new HPE certification, the questions increase in geometric progression. To earn the HPE certification is rather challenging because it tests individual’s “real world” experience with a technology.

But don’t worry, in this article we’ll try to find answers to all your questions.

What is a new certification HPE recently released?

The full name of the new HPE certification is HPE ASE – Synergy Solutions Integrator V1.

What confirms it?

This certification confirms the candidate’s ability to develop, configure and integrate HPE’s composable infrastructure and Synergy solutions into a customer environment. HPE ASE – Synergy Solutions Integrator V1 indicates that an individual is able to describe, demonstrate, design, configure, install, troubleshoot and optimize HPE Synergy solutions.

Who is a typical candidate for the HPE ASE – Synergy Solutions Integrator V1 certification?

Systems integrators, sales consultants, technical consultant systems engineers, sales engineers are typical candidates for this certification.

Why should this new HPE certification be in my portfolio?

The new HPE certification will advance your career as a certified specialist in creating a composable infrastructure, validate that you can perform critical HPE Synergy design, configuration and integration tasks and verify that your composable infrastructure knowledge and skills can help drive more automation, simplicity and efficiency into your data center.

How can I earn this cert?

Before you begin, you should acquire access to The Learning Center and get an HPE Learner ID. Then create a profile with Pearson VUE.  You must have the HPE ATP – Server Solutions V3 or the HP ATP – Server Solutions V2 (inactive) certifications. Then you should complete recommended training and, finally, pass an exam.

What exams should I take to get HPE ASE – Synergy Solutions Integrator V1?

Requirement 1 – Complete Integrating HPE Synergy Solutions (HPE0-S50)

Requirement 2 – Complete HPE OneView (HPE2-T30) or Delta – HPE OneView (HPE2-T22)

What training can help me to prepare for the exam?

Training is highly recommended because it helps you pass the exam.

Training for Exam HPE2-T22: Delta – HPE OneView (01064181: HPE OneView, Rev. 17.11)

Training for Exam HPE2-T30: HPE OneView (01064181: HPE OneView, Rev. 17.11)

Training for Exam HPE0-S50: Integrating HPE Synergy Solutions (01092982: Integrating HPE Synergy Solutions, Rev. 17.31)

What preparation options are the best for the successful exam passing?

HPE offers to visit HPE Press for additional reference material, study guides, and HPE books. The company also recommends viewing the sample questions for HPE0-S50, HPE2-T30 or HPE2-T22 exams. From our side we advise checking out the HPE section at ExamCollection.

Now, when you have an idea about new HPE ASE – Synergy Solutions Integrator V1, you can get it without any problems.

And remember: when your customers work with an HPE certified professional, both your business and your customer will benefit.