June 24, 2014 12:48:56 PM by
Change to PRINCE2 Pre-recognition of Qualifications
As of June 2014 to be eligible to sit the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination, a candidate must hold the pre-requisite PRINCE2 Foundation certification. AXELOS® have now confirmed that, as of Tuesday 1 July 2014, it will recognize the prior learning and achievements of individuals within the project management professional community who want to gain their PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification. This is a major development as it opens up PRINCE2 to a wider group of project managers. It also brings together PMP and PRINCE2 together in their shared experience. For years both the similarities and dissimilarities have been talked at length about but here Axelos has taken a practical step to join the dots.
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May 26, 2014 4:36:50 PM by
VMware Licensing with SureSkills lead VCI Calvin Riskowitz
Last week, I was delivering a VMware Install, Configure and Manage (ICM) course in our Belfast offices and I was again asked about VMware Licensing, so I thought to comment on the topic, as it regularly crops up for discussion.
VMware licensing is not as simple as most people believe so allow me to clarify:
VMware’s Hypervisor (ESXi ver 5.5 being the current version) is licensed per physical CPU socket on the physical server hardware.
e.g. If you have 2 physical servers, one has 4 sockets (6 cores each) and the other has 2 sockets (8 cores each) you would have a total of 40 logical CPU’s ((4 x 6) +(2 x 8)), but you would only require 6 VMware licenses
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May 26, 2014 12:09:13 PM by
Steven Long, Certification & Learning Services Manager at SureSkills recently featured in the Sunday Business Post's Technology magazine called 'Connected'.
In their introduction to the revised ICT skills action plan 2014-2018 published in March this year, Minister for Education & Skills, Ruairi Quinn and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton said that there were few drivers which will be more important to global job creation in the coming years than the development of ICT skills.The ministers, however, recognised that Ireland is part of a global race for talent and “we are increasingly competing for inward investment and export opportunities on the basis of quality of our workforce
Steven Long, Certification & Learning Services Manager at SureSkills, pointed out it was usually the companies that people work in that will determine how their skills sets will be updated.
Long said that when an organisation shifts its technology focus that shift then goes down through the employees in the company. “When I’m talking tech training I ask what is the overall company objective and strategy. What are they trying to do [I look at] the learning objectives for the employees in the organisation, whether that be people, process or technology. What about the individual? They have a role to fulfil, so their training or upskilling is obviously based on their role.
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