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Archive for February, 2011

Pluralsight Subscriptions for all Microsoft MVPs and RDs

By pluralsight on February 28, 2011

We’re pleased to announce that in 2011 Pluralsight will continue to provide every Microsoft MVP and every Regional Director (RD) with a complimentary Annual Subscription to the entire Pluralsight On-Demand! training library (all 120+ training courses). It’s not coincidental that most of the Pluralsight technical staff are also MVPs and RDs themselves. Our authors are very active [...]


10 Most Popular IT Certification Exam Guides

By Kasia Lorenc on February 28, 2011

Thinking about getting certified? We have over a hundred IT certification guides to help you plan and prepare for your next IT exam. Our IT certification guides will help you learn about different certification paths, required exams, exam structure, exam objectives, costs, locations and much more. Check out 10 of the most popular IT certification exam guides to get started.


New course on Querying the Entity Framework by Julie Lerman

By Fritz Onion on February 28, 2011

Julie Lerman has just published a new course entitled Querying the Entity Framework. In this course, Julie demonstrates the different techniques available for querying data in Entity Framework including LINQ to Entities and Entity SQL. This is Julie’s fourth course covering Entity Framework topics in the library (view all of her EF courses), and is [...]


Windows 7 and Office 2010 Deployment MCTS (70-681) Exam Guide

By Mike Rodriguez on February 28, 2011

The Windows 7 and Office 2010 Deployment Exam 70-681 us aimed at IT professionals who deploy and maintain Windows 7 desktops equipped with Office 2010. The MCTS exam tests your ability to configure a deployment infrastructure, create and configure images, successfully deploy Windows 7 and configure and deploy Office 2010.


DreamSpark + Pluralsight

By Aaron Skonnard on February 24, 2011

Today we are excited to announce a new strategic partnership with DreamSpark, a Microsoft program focused on giving students professional tools at no charge. Pluralsight has a similar goal, only we’re focused on giving students professional training on the tools at no charge. And that’s why we joined forces with DreamSpark. All DreamSpark verified members [...]


Free jQuery Training: jQuery Fundamentals (limited time)

By Aaron Skonnard on February 23, 2011

As you may have heard via ScottGu’s blog, we’ve made our new jQuery Fundamentals course FREE to the public for another 24 hours. We began this promotion yesterday in our weekly newsletter and announced it on the @pluralsight Twitter feed. You can subscribe to those feeds to get plugged into future offers like this. The [...]


Monthly Plus is now available

By Aaron Skonnard on February 23, 2011

A few weeks ago we released several changes to our Pluralsight On-Demand! subscription plans and features. Since the transition, many customers have requested that we move forward with our new Monthly Plus option sooner than we had originally planned. We listened, acted quickly, and shipped Monthly Plus last week! The new Monthly Plus subscription, which costs $49 per month, gives you the ability to [...]


The Value of ESEUTIL When Your Exchange 2010 Database is Dirty

By J. Peter Bruzzese on February 23, 2011

Most Exchange admins hope to never have to utilize ESEUTIL because it means your Exchange database is in a dirty shutdown state. But in backup and recovery, ESEUTIL is a must. In this article I’ll show you how to tell if your database is dirty and how to use ESEUTIL to repair it.


Introduction to Python Programming in Ubuntu Linux

By Veronica Henry on February 23, 2011

Python is one of a handful of modern programming languages gaining a lot of traction in the development community. If you’d like to try your hand at a new language, Python is an excellent choice because of its low learning curve and elegant coding style.


New Training Release: Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Recovery Training

By Kasia Lorenc on February 22, 2011

Our brand new Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Recovery Training is designed for seasoned Exchange Server Admins who want to take their career to the next level. Backup and recovery is a critical skillset and our new course is the perfect addition to your current Exchange Server training.


vExpert David Davis: My VCAP-DCA Exam Experience

By David Davis on February 21, 2011

Learn about VMware’s new VCAP-DCA certification and how to prepare for and pass the exam. vExpert, David Davis, shares his personal experiences with taking the exam along with study tips and a helpful list of resources for those who are considering undertaking the VCAP Datacenter Administration exam.


Job Interview Tips for Cisco CCENT and CCNA Professionals

By Sean Wilkins on February 18, 2011

See how you can increase your chances of getting the job you want by preparing for your job interview. This article is specific to Cisco CCENT and CCNA professionals and covers what you need to know when interviewing for typical CCENT or CCNA positions.


IE 8 vs IE 9: What’s the Big Deal?

By Mike Rodriguez on February 16, 2011

What’s the big deal about IE9? Why are so many people so interested in this new installment, and how does it stack up against Microsoft’s last release, IE8? Today we’ll take a look at what IE9 brings to the table and why


How to Configure a Cisco IOS Virtual LAN (VLAN): The Basics

By Sean Wilkins on February 16, 2011

A VLAN is a group of devices that are grouped together to create a logical LAN. In this article we’ll take a look at a VLAN example and go over VLAN trunks and the steps for a basic configuration of a Cisco IOS Virtual LAN.


Train Signal’s Instructors Presenting at TechMentor Orlando, Plus a Special Discount for TST Readers

By Kasia Lorenc on February 15, 2011

Join Train Signal instructors J. Peter Bruzzese and Ed Liberman at this year’s TechMentor conference in Orlando, Florida and save 30% off your registration fee with a special discount offer for Train Signal readers only.


CCVP vs CCNP Voice: Exam Comparison

By Sean Wilkins on February 14, 2011

The Cisco Certified Voice Professional (CCVP) certification has been changed to Cisco Certified Network Professional – Voice (CCNP Voice). See how the new CCNP Voice exams compare to the old CCVP exams.


Understanding the Recent Changes at Pluralsight

By pluralsight on February 12, 2011

Today we released our new website. If you take a look around, you’ll notice a few big changes that signal a shift in strategy for Pluralsight moving forward. As part of this release, we lowered our pricing and restructured our subscription plans. We realize these changes may cause confusion for some of our existing customers, and [...]


Welcome to the New Pluralsight

By pluralsight on February 12, 2011

Change is in the air here at Pluralsight. It’s been an exciting few months as we’ve worked to roll out the changes we released today. Check out the new www.pluralsight.com. The year 2010 was a turning point for our company. As our team of highly-respected technical contributors continued to grow, we more than doubled the [...]


The Pluralsight Curriculum Team

By Aaron Skonnard on February 12, 2011

Pluralsight is focused on building an unparalleled On-Demand! course library for developers that you can access through one of our simple subscription plans. The courses are authored by some of the most respected developers in the business, experts with a passion for technology and a gift for teaching. Here’s a recent snapshot of our curriculum team: the [...]


Train Signal Team Getting Ready for the Hustle up the Hancock

By Kasia Lorenc on February 12, 2011

Train Signal team is getting ready to participate in Hustle up the Hancock, an annual event that helps raise funds and awareness for lung disease research. See why we decided to join the hustle this year.


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