IT certification may come in three main forms: those with sponsorship by software vendors; those with backing from vendor-neutral groups; and those supported by educational institutions. Some tech certificates are easier to get than others though.

There are seven technologies which are expected to have key importance in the IT Management world come year 2008.

The first is the CCSP certificate which stands for Cisco Certified Security Professional. This encompasses five exams which you must re-take every three years to keep your certification up to date.

The second is the CISSP which is the acronym for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional. This is a non-vendor-specific certificate awarded by the (ISC)2 organization.

The third is the SSCP which means Systems Security Certified Practitioner, which is also granted to applicants by the (ISC)2 organization. You only need to take a three-hour exam to be awarded this certificate.

The fourth is the GIAC Security Expert certificate (also called GSE.) This is given out by the SANS Software Security Institute. To qualify to take the GSE, you must pass three other certifications first, namely, the GSEC, the GCIA, and the GCIH.

The fifth is the Red Hat Certified Engineer (or RHCE) certificate which only covers Linux networks. Its advanced form is the Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA.)

The sixth is the popular ITIL® certificate series which starts at the Foundation level, proceeds to the Practitioner status, and culminates with the Manager certificate.

The last category actually covers certain sub-areas in IT training, such as Voice over IP, wireless networking, database administration, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, and compliance with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.)


Synergistics has now provided businesses with a credible option for disaster recovery—the AS/400 disaster recovery system.

The AS/400 disaster recovery system has been designed to creatively as well as innovatively provide disaster recovery solutions for middle income market. Its service agreement provides flexible terms of payments which can surely suit the budget of mid-range sized businesses.

The AS/400 disaster recovery system makes use of the LPAR technology developed by IBM. In addition, the engineers behind Synergistic designed custom-fit solutions to easily adjust depending on the specific needs of the client. The system also boasts of four key points which make it a stand-out when it comes to disaster recovery. AS/400 provides recovery for hot sites, replication of data for proprietary solutions, as well as instant replication of data to be used as leverage for software.

In addition to all its detailed processes and cost-effective systems, the AS/400 disaster recovery system also provides its clients with their own team of technical engineers. These engineers are always ready and accessible when it comes to troubleshooting concerns. There are also online updates and full access granted to its clients so they can always be kept updated with new innovations regarding the AS/400 disaster recovery system.

And to top it all off, AS/400 also boasts of a unique disaster recovery feature which allows clients to actually choose which type of disaster would they want to declare. This way, specialization of the recovery process is made possible and easily available through the AS/400 disaster recovery system.


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