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Archive for July, 2011

Pluralsight introduces course assessments

By Aaron Skonnard on July 27, 2011

Today we are excited to announce a new feature coming to our online learning system: course assessments! An assessment is a short test associated with one of our courses designed to test understanding of the material and learning objectives. Assessments have been widely requested and anticipated amongst our users. By taking assessments, individuals can ultimately measure [...]


New course: Web Performance and Scalability Testing

By Fritz Onion on July 27, 2011

Steve Smith has just published a new course: Web Performance and Scalability Testing This course teaches the fundamentals of defining performance goals, measuring performance metrics, and subsequently profiling and tuning web-based applications in order to meet defined goals. The examples make use of Visual Studio 2010 and its extensive support for Web Performance Tests and [...]


Troubleshooting Citrix XenApp 6 Web Interface Client Auto Detection

By Brian Green on July 27, 2011

What do you do if your Citrix XenApp 6 Web Interface doesn’t properly detect and offer a client download to your end users? See how to properly troubleshoot and fix this common issue.


New Training Release: Citrix XenApp 6 Training

By Kasia Lorenc on July 26, 2011

Learn how to streamline the delivery of applications to your users and centralize management of your applications with our new Citrix XenApp 6 training by instructor Elias Khnaser.


Why Google+ Will Fail

By Eric Munn on July 26, 2011

Social Media is possibly the fastest growing area of the internet right now and Google+ is not the first endeavor into this space for Google, but the company is making the same mistakes. See why Google+ will fail.


New course: Introduction to iOS – Part 2

By Fritz Onion on July 25, 2011

John Sonmez has just published a new course: Introduction to iOS – Part 2 This course continues on from the first course on beginning iOS development. We cover some more advanced beginner topics and address deploying our application to the app store.


Top 5 Things to Avoid Adding to Your IT Resume

By Alan Ackmann on July 22, 2011

Today we tackle the question: what not to put on your IT resume. Just as important as the things you should include on your resume, are the things you should avoid. Learn more.


System Administrator of the Year Contest: Win an iPad 2, Xbox 360, Kinect and More

By Kasia Lorenc on July 20, 2011

The annual System Administrator Appreciation Day is just around the corner and to mark the day, Windows IT Pro Magazine has launched their first ever System Administrator of the Year contest. See how you can nominate your favorite sysadmin — or yourself!


vSphere Security: A Tour of the vSphere vShield Suite

By Jason Nash on July 20, 2011

Learn what the vShield suite offers and how you can take advantage of each component including: vShield Zones, vShield Endpoint, vShield Edge, and vShield App in your vSphere environment.


Advance Your Career With Our VMware vSphere 4 VCAP Training Package

By Kasia Lorenc on July 19, 2011

Our VMware vSphere 4 VCAP training package is here! See how you can go beyond your VCP and advance your career with our VCAP4-DCA training package.


New course: SharePoint 2010 Lists and Libraries

By Fritz Onion on July 18, 2011

Rob Windsor just published a new course: SharePoint 2010 Lists and Libraries Lists and libraries are not only the heart of the collaboration side of SharePoint, they are also the main data store of the system. This course takes a look at the development aspect of lists and libraries. We’ll see how to programmatically create [...]


New Course: Introduction to CSS

By Fritz Onion on July 18, 2011

K. Scott Allen has just published a new course: Introduction to CSS An Introduction to CSS will give you all the knowledge you need to start working with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and web design. During the course you’ll see how to achieve 2 and 3 column layouts with CSS, and learn how to work [...]


VMware vSphere Security for Unfrozen Caveman Security Architects

By Sean Clark on July 18, 2011

Virtualization security has remarkably changed in the last decade. For an unfrozen caveman security architect from 2002, securing today’s virtualized cloud environments requires new training, approaches and tools.


Go To VMworld 2011 for Free

By Kasia Lorenc on July 15, 2011

VMworld 2011 is almost here and if you’re still trying to find a way to make it to Las Vegas for the last week of August, then here’s your chance to win a trip to the event for free. Learn more.


Top 10 Basic Network Troubleshooting Tools Every IT Pro Should Know

By Sean Wilkins on July 13, 2011

Network troubleshooting tools are a necessity for every network administrator. This article reviews the top 10 basic tools that can help you troubleshoot most networking issues.


New course: A Beginner’s Guide to the Microsoft Web Platform

By Fritz Onion on July 12, 2011

Michael Palermo has just published a new course: A Beginner’s Guide to the Microsoft Web Platform A beginner’s first look at the Microsoft Web Platform. After an overview of the “big picture”, a series of demonstrations showcase different approaches to developing for the web. This course introduces you to ASP.NET Web Sites, Web Application Projects, [...]


Windows Thin PC: What is WinTPC and How Does it Work

By Brian Nelson on July 12, 2011

Microsoft’s Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) is a locked down version of Windows 7 that allows companies to take existing computers within the organization and turn them into thin clients. Learn more about WinTPC and how it works.


New Cisco CCNA Voice Certification Guide: Exam 640-461

By Sean Wilkins on July 11, 2011

The CCNA Voice Certification has been recently updated and the new ICOMM 640-461 exam is the new requirements for the certification. Learn about the new exam requirements and some CCNA Voice study resources that will help you get certified.


New course: MSBuild Introduction

By Fritz Onion on July 11, 2011

David Starr has just published a new course: Introduction to MSBuild This course starts with the essentials needed to use MSBuild and explores using MSBuild in build automation scenarios. Topics covered include ‘essentials’, execution lifecycle, custom tasks, common scenarios, and MSBuild and Team Foundation Server.  


New course: iOS for .NET Developers

By Fritz Onion on July 11, 2011

John Sonmez has just published a new course: iOS for .NET Developers In this course you will learn how to create a complete iPhone application. We will coverthe basics of iOS development and architecture including setting up your iOS Development Environment, introducing Objective-C, the iOS Project, View Controller, and Controls.


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