Which Cert is Important for you ?

The most common option nowadays seems to be Cisco’s CCNA certification, which requires passing a single multiple-choice exam. I personally don’t understand why so many are heading this way since I don’t believe that many people work with both routers/switches and Windows 2000. Unless you do, I think it’s a waste of time to dabble in other technical areas without the ability to get extensive hands-on experience. Sure, for one-person IT shops there is no choice but to know a little bit about everything. But, once the team gets larger, we typically need to specialize in technology areas. I suspect that one reason for the rush to the CCNA is the well-earned outstanding reputation of the CCIE vs. the MCSE, and the hope that a little of that shine will rub off on the participant. Not that I’m criticizing those who do this–I seriously thought about doing this myself a couple of years ago when I happened to be at a desk that had a spare router in it (it seemed like a great opportunity to get this certification). However, I realized that I would probably never actually configure a production router and, conceptually already understood what it did, so there would be little benefit to me in completing the exam.

Which Cert is Important for you ?
Computer Technicians repair computers, install peripherals (cards, drives), and tend to the basic care and feeding of computers. They may work independently, for a computer repair shop, or for a company that runs a lot of computer hardware. An A+ certification from CompTIA (an independent certification organization) shows an understanding of the basic concepts of computer hardware (the “nuts and bolts”, the machine). CompTIA also offers Server+, a middle-to-upper level certification for technicians.

Network Technicians are responsible for managing and troubleshooting computer networks (LANs, local area networks), usually in an office environment. CompTIA offers a Network+ certification, which they say is geared toward those with nine months field experience in network administration.

Systems Administrators are typically responsible for the day to day operations on a computer network, including, creating user accounts, resetting passwords and other maintenance tasks, usually in an office computing environment. Systems Administrators are, many times, also Computer and/or Network Technicians. Microsoft has a certification specifically for Systems Administrators called the MCSA. An MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) has passed at least 4 tests. The non-Microsoft route to systems administration would likely require Unix skills. An excellent way to gain and prove Unix skills is by achieving the CompTIA Linux+ certification. Many people strongly believe in the future of Linux; it currently holds an impressive market share in the server market and makes an excellent desktop client.

Systems Engineers have proven knowledge and skills beyond that of a Systems Administrator and will typically be paid higher salaries and be given more responsibility. While a Systems Administrator will be managing the operations of a network, a Systems Engineer will be designing (in a Microsoft realm) the Windows 2000 Active Directory and the current and future network services. An MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer) has passed 7 Microsoft tests.

Network Administrators have a job similar in scope to Systems Administrators, but rather than dealing with servers and people, a Network Administrator will be dealing primarily with routers, switches and other network devices. A Network Administrator will configure things such as access lists on a router, and policies and settings on a remote access device. Network Administrators will typically also be Network Technicians, either through the Network+ certification or through applicable experience. As most networking infrastructure equipment is made by Cisco, the most efficient route to a job as a Network Administrator would be via the Cisco CCNA certification.

Network Engineers generally have more experience, knowledge, and training than a Network Administrator. They tend to be in charge of larger networks and deal in design and theory as well as implementation. A Network Engineer understands and deals with multiple networking protocols, standards and technologies. The Network Engineer will typically have the Cisco CCNP and/or CCIE certifications. With the complexity involved with the work done by the Network Engineer, it traditionally has been one of the highest paying jobs in the IT industry.

Security Engineers are in great demand, and are in an rapidly growing field.. Security is a rare IT specialization in that the field actually grew during the recession. As the world catches up with the incredible rate of growth of the Internet, security issues are becoming a very high priority in networks today. CompTIA has a Security+ certification that provides a person with the skill and knowledge they need to be marketable in this area. A Security Engineer will typically be paid at the higher end of the spectrum due to the complexity of the technologies and the relative lack of people that have the appropriate skill set.

Database Administrators are vital to companies that manage and move large amounts of information. Oracle offers certification programs for their data management products. Microsoft also offers an MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator) program, (4 tests), which shows proficiency administering their SQL product.

Developers are the men and women who actually write the software. Writing code to be like an addiction; once you try it, it’s a lifelong obsession. There are a variety of application development languages, including VB (Visual Basic), C++, and Java. Microsoft offers both the Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) cert (a 3 test requirement) and the Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), 5 tests. MCAD certification is similar to MCSA status, and can be considered both a certification in itself and a landmark on the way to MCSD.

The latest obsession in the Microsoft world is the .NET platform, which integrates software and web technologies, and brings much needed standardization to application development. One of the core components of this new platform is Visual Basic .NET. CBT Nuggets trainer Garth Schulte has been working hard, and expects to have our VB.NET release out in early May.

Webmasters can gain a CIW (Certified Internet Webmaster) certification, which shows an understanding of HTML and web fundamentals. A Master CIW Enterprise Developer certification proves advanced proficiency with web languages like Java and Perl.

As you proceed along your track of certification testing, it’s important to know the rules of the different certs. If you plan carefully, you can use your passed tests in one certification as a requirement for another. For example, Microsoft now accepts CompTIA A+ and Network+, (or A+ and Server+) certifications as a passed elective toward MCSA certification. Additionally, if you’re an MCSE or MCSA, you may already be halfway to getting your MCDBA; similarly, MCDBA requirements overlap with MCSD requirements.

Me and My Accessories

Today I just checking my accessories in my bag. Many thing that I alway carry to any place let see how many thing that I have now.

1. IPOD 80GB Black

iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple and launched in October 2001. Devices in the iPod range are primarily digital audio players, designed around a central click wheel

2. PSP Blue

The PlayStation Portable is a handheld game console released and manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment.

3. Nokia E65

The Nokia E65 is a smartphone in the Eseries range, a S60 platform third edition device with slide action targeting business users.

Welcome WiMAX !!!

I remmeber one day in last 4 year I try to Implement wireless services
for my office. The solution for that time is wire+wirelesss connecting
between access point with wire. But that time I hert manything about
WiMAX. Today WiMAX is not a dream Technology anymore. I hope in a short
time I can learn more about it.

What 's WiMAX
WiMAX is defined as Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access by
the WiMAX Forum, formed in June 2001 to promote conformance and
interoperability of the IEEE 802.16 standard, officially known as
WirelessMAN . WiMAX aims to provide wireless data over long distances,
in a variety of different ways, from point to point links to full mobile
cellular type access. The Forum describes WiMAX as "a standards-based
technology enabling the delivery of last mile wireless broadband access
as an alternative to cable and DSL."

The bandwidth and reach of WiMAX make it suitable for the following
potential applications:
* Connecting Wi-Fi hotspots with each other and to other parts of
the Internet.
* Providing a wireless alternative to cable and DSL for last mile
(last km) broadband access.
* Providing high-speed data and telecommunications services.
* Providing a diverse source of Internet connectivity as part of a
business continuity plan. That is, if a business has a fixed and a
wireless internet connection, especially from unrelated providers, they
are unlikely to be affected by the same service outage.
* Providing nomadic connectivity.

WiMAX Mobile applications

Some cellular companies are evaluating WiMAX as a means of increasing
bandwidth for a variety of data-intensive applications; indeed, Sprint
Nextel has announced in mid-2006 that it would be investing about US$ 3
billion in a WiMAX technology buildout over the next years.

In line with these possible applications is the technology's ability to
serve as a high bandwidth "backhaul" for Internet or cellular phone
traffic from remote areas back to an Internet backbone. Although the
cost per user/point of WiMAX in a remote application will be higher, it
is not limited to such applications, and may be an answer to reducing
the cost of T1/E1 backhaul as well. Given the limited wired
infrastructure in some developing countries, the costs to install a
WiMAX station in conjunction with an existing cellular tower or even as
a solitary hub are likely to be small in comparison to developing a
wired solution. Areas of low population density and flat terrain are
particularly suited to WiMAX and its range. For countries that have
skipped wired infrastructure as a result of prohibitive costs and
unsympathetic geography, WiMAX can enhance wireless infrastructure in an
inexpensive, decentralized, deployment-friendly and effective manner.

Wow!!! :- wowexec.exe

wowexec.exe is a part the operating system, and supports the use of 16-bit processes within Windows NT, 2000, XP and later version of Windows.This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

wowexec.exe is related to awlhut32.dll, d3d8.dll, ntvdm.exe, wow32.dll,

High Definition Audio class driver

Some background:
HD Audio is a new standard used in Vista. It’s actually has a really cool feature set, and once the software folks start adopting it you’ll get really low latency (Cakewalk Sonar 6.2 is doing it and seeing sub 5 ms latency) . HD Audio actually came out of a conference I regularly attend (Project BarBQ) hosted by the famous Fat Man (game composer extraordinaire).

One of the key complaints from Windows users people is that they have to find drivers on the for their hardware when they install a new system, add to an existing, and sometimes even upgrade (although that seems to be less of an issue).

What we did in Vista was create a “HD Audio class” driver that should work without any additional effort. To work properly, the configuration of the audio hardware needs to be set somewhere. In XP, this was done as part of the driver installation process, but it was riddled with problems (you often had to find a driver that was specific to your machine). In Vista this information remains on the mainboard (in the BIOS) so that you won’t need it. Many of the issues we see right now are because our mainboards built before Vista was available for testing didn’t didn’t define these settings in the BIOS correctly. In many cases you can update the BIOS (which can be a scary thing – follow the instructions carefully and if in doubt, ask for clarifcation).

1. Check the computer or mainboard manufacturer’s site to see if:
a. They have a BIOS update for the audio chipset configuration
b. They have a separate driver for Vista (or maybe XP if they don’t have a Vista driver)

2. Try Windows update (http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com) <http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com%29/> . If the hardware manufacturer (i.e., Realtek) has updated the driver you may be able to get it there.

3. Go to your computer manufacturer’s site and download the latest (Vista if available) driver. You probably won’t find the right one searching for Realtek unless you’re really careful. This is because the audio hardware makers customize their drivers for the computer (or mainboard) manufacturer’s. For example, a mainboard may be used in multiple models, some of which don’t have front panel mic or headphone jacks, some that do, etc.

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