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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

What is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 explains how to manage information security in an organisation. This standard is the foundation of information security management.

ISO 27001 aims to provide an approach to implement information security in an organisation. An organisation can get certified, which would affirm that an independent certification body has confirmed that information security has been implemented in the most effective manner in the organisation.

ISO 27001 has become a basis for drawing up different regulations in the field of personal data protection, protection of confidential information, protection of information systems, management of operational risks in financial institutions, etc.

Monday, 26 March 2012

What is MCSE?

A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer is a certified professional who has the knowledge and skills to work with concepts and systems of networking.
The MCSE cert demonstrates that the professional is skilled in designing, implementing, and administering infrastructures, based on Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows 2000 Server.
The Microsoft MCITP Enterprise & Server Administrator certification is the latest "MCSE 2008”. It has replaced the MCSE and MCSA on Server 2003.

If you have the MCSE 2003, you can upgrade your certification by certifying in the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) on Windows Server 2008 certifications.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

What is ITIL?

IT Infrastructure Library, or ITIL, is the only consistent and comprehensive documentation of best practice for IT Service Management. It's used by thousands of organisations around the world, including NASA, the UK National Health Service (NHS), HSBC bank and Disney™.

ITIL preaches that IT services must be “in sync” to the needs of the business and should reinforce the core business processes. It provides guidance to organisations on how to use IT as a tool to facilitate business change, transformation and growth.

The ITIL Service Lifecycle begins with the identification of customer needs and drivers of IT requirements, through to the design and implementation of the service into operation and finally, on to the monitoring and improvement phase of the service.

Some of the benefits of adopting ITIL include:

  • improved IT services
  • reduced costs
  • improved customer satisfaction
  • improved productivity
  • improved use of skills and experience
  • improved delivery of third party service

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

What is PMP?

Project Management Professional (PMP), established by Project Management Institute (PMI), is one of the most sought after certification in project management. 

As of 31 July 2010, there were 393,413 PMP certified professionals worldwide.

A PMP cert proves that you have the experience, knowledge and skills to successfully lead and direct projects.

The PMP exam is based on the PMP Examination Specification, which describes tasks out of five performance domains:

  • Initiating the project (13%)
  • Planning the project (24%)
  • Executing the project (30%)
  • Monitoring and controlling the project (25%)
  • Closing the project (8%)

The PMP exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions. The numbers in brackets show the percentage of questions for each domain. The time to complete the examination is four hours.

To obtain the PMP credential, you must meet the following requirements:

Non-degree education: 7,500 hours of project management experience; 60 unique (non-overlapping) months of project management experience within the eight-year period prior to the application; 35 contact hours of project management education

For candidates with a degree: 4,500 hours of project management experience; 36 unique (non-overlapping) months of project management experience within the eight-year period prior to the application; 35 contact hours of project management education

The PMI Pulse of the Profession study found that businesses with 35% or more PMP certified project managers had better project performance. And a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey reveals that 80% of high-performing projects use a certified project manager.

Your PMP credential is valid for the three years. To maintain your PMP credential, PMI requires 60 PDUs during each three-year renewal period.