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IT Certifications in 2014

A new year deserves a new look at IT certifications.  I’ve always been a fan of certifications, as I believe studying for them makes you well-rounded in a field, and they look pretty darn good on the resume.  I’ve taken certification exams in areas I’m very familiar with, and in technologies I’m barely familiar with […]

Oracle Certified Associate, MySQL 5

Recently I passed the exam to become an Oracle Certified Associate, MySQL 5.  I scored very well with minimal studying. The Oracle website here gives a good overview of the exam.  Obviously I’m not going to give out exam questions and answers but I’ll tell you how I prepared. The exam was 50 questions and you […]

Space Tech: Indepth Look at Mars Curiosity Computer Systems

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft — called Curiosity — launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket November 26, 2011. It traveled for nine months until it reached its destination: The Red Planet. This trip, and the ongoing scientific experiments, were all made possible by the hard and complex work of programmers. What’s […]