sábado, 23 de março de 2019

VMware vSphere 6.7 Lightning Hands-on Lab

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A VMware está disponibilizando um lab hands-on da sua nova versão do vSphere 6.7 totalmente online que permite a galera testar as novas funções da plataforma bastando apenas ter um usuário e senha validos para começar a utilizar a plataforma totalmente online:

Além dessa novidade, a VMware está trazendo uma serie de outros laboratórios online no mesmo formato (não precisa instalar nada):

Cada um tem a sua duração aproximada de 30 minutos, é uma ótima oportunidade para quem está aprendendo um pouco sobre os ambientes virtuais da VMware.



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sexta-feira, 22 de março de 2019

15 Top-Paying Certifications for 2019

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Como de costume, a Global Knowledge realizou uma pesquisa das certificações que mais pagam no mercado americano, dessa vez o top da lista é a certificação de arquiteto em cloud da Google, mas alguns pontos interessantes podem ser observados na lista, um deles é o crescimento das certificações de Cloud (2 em 2018 e agora são 4), 5 certificações de security e cybersecurity, 2 de projetos, 2 de network e alguns vendors com algumas certs (AWS, CompTia e ISACA) com 2 certificações cada:

1. Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect
Debuting in 2017, this certification allows IT professionals to certify as a cloud architect on the GCP platform. It demonstrates the ability to design, develop and manage a secure, scalable and reliable cloud architecture using Google Cloud Platform (GCP) technologies.

This is the first year GCP Cloud Architect cracks our list of highest-paying certifications. Cloud skills are critical for almost every organization. In general, cloud jobs pay over $100,000 a year in the U.S. and decision-makers are still struggling to fill all cloud job vacancies. That’s just a couple reasons why GCP made a big splash in its debut.

Path to certification: The certification exam is geared toward an architect that must understand what solution works best for a given scenario. There are no questions dedicated to specific usage of the product. It must be taken in-person at a Kryterion testing center location.

2. Project Management Professional (PMP®)
PMP was created and is administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. It provides employers and customers with a level of assurance that a project manager has both the experience and knowledge to effectively define, plan and deliver their projects. The PMP credential is often the key differentiator in decisions about who to hire or entrust with important organizational project initiatives.

Path to certification: PMP certification is reliant on two factors: project management experience and exam success. To become certified, individuals must have 35 hours of PMP-related training. In addition, those who have less than a bachelor’s degree must have 7,500 hours of project management experience, while those who have a bachelor’s degree or higher need 4,500 hours. To become certified, you need to apply at the PMI website, and then once your application is approved, you can sign up for the actual exam via Prometric.

To maintain PMP certification, 60 professional development units (PDUs, similar to the CPEs in other certifications) are required every three years.

3. Certified ScrumMaster®
Achieving a Certified ScrumMaster certificate validates that you understand the Agile Scrum methodology and are well-versed in putting scrum into practice. A Certified ScrumMaster leads a team and helps them work together to learn the Scrum framework and perform at their highest level. The ScrumMaster also removes internal and external distractions that might hinder meeting the goals. Attaining this certification gives you a two-year membership to the Scrum Alliance.

Certified ScrumMaster was eighth on last year’s top-paying certification list.

Path to certification: The Certified ScrumMaster certification is created and managed by the Scrum Alliance and requires the individual to attend the two-day Certified ScrumMaster® Workshop course. After successfully completing this course you will need to pass the exam. The certification is valid for two years from the original certification date. In order to renew your certification you will need to obtain 40 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) within each two-year period.

4. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate-level exam demonstrates an individual’s expertise in designing and deploying scalable systems on AWS. It’s unsurprising to see this certification again in our top five due to the market need for skilled and certified AWS solutions architects. This certification has been here for several years, showing how much demand there is year after year due to the growth in the cloud.

This is the prerequisite step to achieving the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional certification.

Path to certification: To get certified, you need to have hands-on experience with AWS (they suggest six months or more). The exam is computer-based and offered at PSI testing centers. The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification exam addresses a range of topics, including designing on AWS, selecting the appropriate AWS services for a given situation, ingress and egress of data to and from the AWS environment, estimating AWS costs, and identifying cost-control measures.

5. AWS Certified Developer – Associate
This certification cracks our top five for the second straight year. It validates technical expertise in developing and maintaining applications on AWS, as opposed to designing the solution with the Solutions Architect certification. Achieving the AWS Certified Developer certification demonstrates the ability to efficiently use AWS SDKs to interact with services from within applications and write code that optimizes AWS application performance.

The explosion in popularity of the AWS Certified Developer certification is directly correlated with the rapid growth of organizations developing cloud-based applications to quickly advance their footprint and remain competitive. This also is related to the explosive growth in IoT (Internet of Things) and mobile development, much of which is backed by resources in the cloud.

Path to certification: To get certified, you need to have hands-on experience with one or more programming languages as well as AWS (they suggest six months or more). The exam is computer-based and offered at PSI testing centers, like all AWS exams. The AWS Certified Developer – Associate certification exam addresses a range of topics, including using SDKs to interact with AWS services, selecting the appropriate AWS services for a given situation, creating code that optimizes performance of the AWS services used in an application, and coding security for access to AWS services.

6. Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure
This certification was retired in 2017, but if previously earned it will remain on your transcript. It was replaced by the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification. At the end of 2018, Microsoft began their tectonic shift away from technology-centric certifications to role-based certifications. As a result, MSCE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure was retired and split into four different certifications, three that focus on the Azure Administrator, Developer and Solutions Architect roles, and the MSCE: Core Infrastructure, which is closer aligned to the on-premises focus of MSCE: Server Infrastructure.

Microsoft jumped into the cloud certification game with both feet. The exponential increase in demand for skilled cloud specialists, coupled with a multi-cloud strategy employed by most businesses, has helped the new Azure role-based certifications hit the market with an exceptionally high demand. Our own training enrollment data suggests that the Azure Administrator Associate is currently the most sought after of the new role-based certifications.

Path to certification: While there are now more options for those that once coveted the MCSE: Server Infrastructure, those options are now more clearly defined. Your company’s workload management strategy—and in the case of a cloud-centric strategy, your role—will determine which of the new certifications you will pursue. An on-premises strategy lends itself to the new MCSE: Core Infrastructure, while a cloud strategy will defer to your role—cloud administrator, cloud developer/engineer, or cloud solutions architect with more roles being added in the future.

7. ITIL® Foundation
Over the last 30 years, ITIL has become the most widely used framework for IT management in the world. Why? It’s a set of best practices for aligning the services IT provides with the needs of the organization. It covers everything from availability and capacity management to change and incident management, in addition to application and IT operations management.

And this year, ITIL is getting an upgrade. ITIL 4 was released earlier this year and reflects new ways of working that have accompanied the digital revolution, such as DevOps, Agile and Lean IT.

ITIL Foundation is the entry-level ITIL certification and provides a broad-based understanding of the IT service lifecycle.

This certification is accepted as a framework for managing the IT lifecycle. As such, it is different from the other certifications on this list and is one of the few that focuses on the intersection of IT and the needs of the business.

8. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ISACA created and maintains the CISM certification. It is a management-focused certification, aimed at professionals who build and manage an enterprise’s information security. CISM promotes international security best practices.

Path to certification: The exam is offered during the designated testing windows each year and is computer-based. Registration is via the ISACA website, as well as an exam locator.

It also requires at least five years of experience in IS, with at least three of those as a security manager. Your experience must be within 10 years of taking the exam or five years after passing it. There are some alternatives to the experience requirement for this certification. Continuing education credits are required each year to maintain your certification.

9. Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
ISACA offers and manages this certification. When it comes to risk management proficiency, CRISC is the truest evaluation there is. CRISC-certified professionals help organizations understand business risk, and possess the skills to implement, develop and maintain information systems controls.

Path to certification: To obtain CRISC certification, you must have at least three years of experience in at least two of the four domains the certification covers, and you must pass the exam; the experience must be within the preceding 10 years or no more than five years after passing the exam. The exam is only offered during designated testing windows each year and is computer-based. Registration is via the ISACA website; use the CBT locator to find a testing site.

In addition, Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits are required each year to maintain your certification. Achieving CRISC certification requires ongoing effort and years of planning, but it has been a top certification for years and with the growth of cloud computing, it will stay in high demand for years to come.

10. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Offered by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² as a vendor-neutral credential, CISSP is designed to prove security expertise. As with the other security-related certifications, demand is high and is projected to be so for many years to come.

CISSP is a widely desired indicator of knowledge, experience and excellence on the resume of many IT professionals. CISSP is not just a recommendation by industry groups—it has achieved its respected position as an important IT certification through practical observation. The drive to achieve this notable certification is evidenced in its appearance on a significant number of job postings. Performing a job search in any moderate or larger metropolitan area reveals that an astounding number of IT and security positions request that the applicant be CISSP-certified.

Path to certification: The exam is offered at Pearson Vue Testing centers. CISSP candidates must have at least five years of full-time, paid experience in at least two of the eight CISSP domains. If you don’t have the work experience, you can still earn an (ISC)² Associate designation by passing the exam while working toward the full certification. You will have up to six years to complete the required experience.

The exam is based around eight areas in computer security, including security and risk management, communications and network security, software development security, asset security, security architecture and engineering, identity and access management, security assessment and testing, and security operations. To remain certified, CISSPs must earn Continuous Professional Education (CPE) credits every year.

11. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) created and manages the CEH certification, which is aimed at security officers and auditors, site administrators, and others responsible for network and data security. The exam is designed to test a candidate’s abilities to prod for holes, weaknesses and vulnerabilities in a company’s network defenses using techniques and methods that hackers employ. The difference between a hacker and a CEH is that a hacker wants to cause damage, steal information, etc., while the CEH wants to fix the deficiencies found.

The goal of this certification is to master ethical hacking methodology that can be used in penetration testing. These skills are in-demand and internationally-recognized.

CEH applies equally to on-premises and cloud deployments. Given the many attacks and great volume of personal data at risk and the potential legal liabilities, the need for CEHs is high, hence the salaries reported.

The CEH certification is continually being updated to match the tools and techniques used by hackers and information security professionals alike to break into any computer system. You will be immersed into a “Hacker Mindset” in order to think like a hacker and better defend against future attacks.

Path to certification: Passing the CEH exam is the only step needed to certification. Exam topics include general background knowledge, analysis and assessment, security (in many forms), tools/systems/programs used, procedures and methodology, regulation and policy, and ethics.

The CEH certification is valid for three years and can be renewed by earning 120 continuing education credits within the three-year period. The credits can be earned in many ways, including attending conferences, writing papers and attending webinars. Visit EC-Council for more details.

12. Citrix Certified Associate - Virtualization (CCA-V)
The CCA-V certification covers the basics of managing, maintaining, monitoring and troubleshooting. It is designed for desktop and application administrators and the technical support staff that support those users and is an entry-level certification for Citrix. Note that like most certifications, upgrading to the Citrix Certified Professional – Virtualization (CCP-V) certification increases the average salary and is a good idea to progress in your career as well.

While the number of Citrix-certified individuals is elusive, demand is fairly high and supply low to command a premium salary. It is also a prerequisite for the CCP-V.

Path to certification: This is an entry-level certification, so the only requirement is hands-on experience and passing the exam.

13. CompTIA Security+
CompTIA Security+ is an intermediate-level exam, focusing on a wide array of foundational security topics, including data, application, host, network, physical and operational security. You are expected to understand encryption, access control, hardening and secure software development, among other things. Many organizations consider Security+ to be the minimum level of certification to validate the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions.

Path to certification: CompTIA’s exams are designed to test professionals, ensuring they have the skill set necessary to work in the IT industry. So don’t expect that you can just skate through these exams. You have to prepare. While on-the-job experience is an excellent start, the average IT job doesn’t provide all of the requisite information needed to cover all of the certification exam objectives. Ideal candidates for the Security+ exam have at least two years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security, and day-to-day technical information security experience. A CompTIA Network+ certification is also recommended.

14. CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Network+ focuses on entry-level networking, including networking help desk technicians, infrastructure installers and junior network technicians. This exam covers the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of networks, including Ethernet and Wireless. You are also tested on various protocols for both the LAN and WAN, and on the importance of network security. Passing this exam proves that you have foundational knowledge related to network infrastructure and network protocols. Network+ can be a stepping stone for vendor-specific certifications, such as Cisco CCNA.

Path to certification: CompTIA’s exams are designed to test professionals, ensuring they have the skill set necessary to work in the IT industry. So don’t expect that you can just skate through these exams. You have to prepare. While on-the-job experience is an excellent start, the average IT job doesn’t provide all of the requisite information needed to cover all of the certification exam objectives. For Network+, the CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification and CompTIA A+ certification are prerequisites.

15. Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching
The Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching certification is an advanced certification that ensures network engineers and administrators have the skills to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide area enterprise networks and can work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. Students should have at least a year of networking experience and the ability to work independently on complex network solutions.

This certification has staying power and is always in demand. While other areas come and go, routing and switching is something that is required for almost all organizations, whether they keep their data locally or in the cloud.

Path to certification: Achieving CCNP certification requires that you have achieved CCNA Routing and Switching and that you pass three exams—one for routing, one for switching, and one for troubleshooting.

Notable Trends
Eleven of these certifications were included in the 2018 top-paying certification list.
Five are in security, down from six last year.
Four are in cloud computing, up from two last year.
Two are in project management.
Two are in networking.
AWS, ISACA and CompTIA each have two certifications in the top 15.
Both CompTIA certifications are new to the list this year.
CISSP tops this list in terms of popularity, with 568 certification-holders. It was followed, in order, by ITIL, Security+, AWS Certified Solutions Architect and PMP.


Obs. Pessoal obviamente algumas certificações ficaram de fora devido a sua raridade no mercado (CCIEs, CCDE, OWASP, RHCE etc).

Obs. 2.- Muitos entrevistados possuem várias certificações tornando algumas certificações mais básicas com uma média mais alta (ITIL, Network+, Sec+ etc).

Obs.3 -  Você pode seguir a evolução das certificações nos posts abaixo:

Abraços pessoal

quarta-feira, 20 de março de 2019

Microsoft DevOps Engineer Expert

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A Microsoft lançou no final do último mês o learning path de DevOps incluindo a prova no nível de expert (Microsoft DevOps Engineer Expert ), não é a primeira tentativa da empresa em introduzir ao mercado uma certificação totalmente voltada para essa área, chegaram a lançar em 2018 alguns beta testes de provas, porém sofreram com algun problemas como a rápida evolução da área e das ferramentas utilizadas, o escopo do exame não foi bem dimensionado e as certificações antigas não preparavam o profissional de DevOps para o mercado de trabalho, levando em consideração, eles reformularam a track conforme imagem abaixo:

Além disso, as certificações irão focar nos temas abaixo:

- Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and TFS)
- Version Control (focusing on Git but touching on TFVC)
- ARM (a fundamental automation concept when dealing with Azure automation)
- PowerShell (another fundamental concept that we want Azure people to be aware of even if they come from a Unix/Bash background)

Segue os treinamentos base para a certificação de expert:


Ainda é muito cedo para dizer se algum vendor irá consegui  introduzir as suas certificações na área, sendo que conheço alguns profissionais de DevOps e nenhum deles se interessa por certificações, eles se preocupam mais com as ferramentas que vão utilizar.


segunda-feira, 11 de março de 2019

Microsoft IoT School

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A Microsoft está trazendo um novos treinamentos chamados IoT School, ele se divide em alguns modulos (learning paths) que podem ser realizados de diversas formas:

Cada learning paths contam com alguns modulos que variam o tempo de estudos, vão de 30 minutos a algumas horas, além de contar com níveis de dificuldade variados.

Todos os temas são voltados para como utilizar equipamentos IoTs conectados nos produtos Microsoft, além de ajudar no desenvolvimento de novas ferramentas ou plataformas voltadas para esse mundo, segue algumas telas dos curso:

Se você tem curiosidade na área, se está trabalhando em algum projeto com IoT e precisa expandir um pouco o seu conhecimento, esse portal pode te ajudar e te dar um guia de como utilizar as melhores ferramentas, dicas de desenvolvimento, dicas de projetos em Internet of Things, vale a pena dar uma olhada.


Abraços pessoal

terça-feira, 19 de fevereiro de 2019

CCNA Simulation Day 2019 - Netfinders

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O professor Adilson Florentino do blog Netfinders (http://netfindersbrasil.blogspot.com.br/) está lançando esse ano o programa CCNA SIMULATION DAY 2019 que consiste na arrecadação de fundos para pagar os voucher das provas da galera que está estudando para o CCNA R&S.

Mais algumas informações:

O que é o CCNA Simulation Day???

Atendendo a pedidos, vamos dar início a quarta edição do CCNA Simulation Day - programa destinado a arrecadar fundos para a compra de vouchers do Exame 200-125 da Certificação CCNA.

Nos anos de 2014, 2015 e 2016 e 2018 arrecadamos doações com as quais compramos 6 Exames CCNA, destes, 4 candidatos prestaram e passaram no Exame. Em 2017 acabamos por não realizar o Simulado pois eu ainda não havia atualizado o curso do CCNA RS para a versão 200-125. Fizemos o Simulado de 2018 recentemente e temos mais um Ganhador. Agora está tudo pronto para começarmos a competição de 2019! ;)

Buscando uma maior integração com as Redes Sociais (e também para incentivar a galera a doar mais, visto que o preço do Exame é maior que nos anos anteriores), teremos 3 modalidades de participantes com 3 diferentes níveis de recompensa, de acordo com o valor doado.

Participante Bronze: R$ 50,00

- Terá acesso ao Simulado ao Simulado CCNA com 1.129 Questões disponiveis e poderá concorrer, no dia 27/07/2019, a um Voucher de 100% para o Exame CCNA RS 200-125

Participante Prata: R$ 75,00

- Terá acesso ao Simulado ao Simulado CCNA com 1.129 Questões disponiveis e também acesso vitalicio ao Curso CCNA RS 200-125 em Modo Gravado promovido pelo NetFindersBrasil. Poderá também concorrer, no dia 27/07/2019, a um Voucher de 100% para o Exame CCNA RS 200-125

Pague com PagSeguro - é rápido, grátis e seguro!

Participante Ouro: R$ 100,00

- Terá acesso ao Simulado ao Simulado CCNA com 1.129 Questões disponiveis e também acesso vitalicio ao Curso CCNA RS 200-125 em Modo Gravado promovido pelo NetFindersBrasil. Como diferencial, fará parte de um grupo provado no WhatsApp onde poderá interagir com o Instrutor do curso para tirar dúvidas em Tempo Real. Poderá também concorrer, no dia 27/07/2019, a um Voucher de 100% para o Exame CCNA RS 200-125

Pague com PagSeguro - é rápido, grátis e seguro!

Regras do Programa:

1) A prova será realizada dia 27/07/2019 - das 09:00 as 21:00 - não ficará disponível em nenhuma outra data ou horário. A mesma terá 50 questões de múltipla escolha.

2) Os primeiros colocados no Exame terão direito aos Vouchers - o número de vouchers depende do quanto arrecadarmos até a realização do Exame. (50% do valor líquido arrecado pelo Programa, descontando-se os encargos do PagSeguro, serão destinados a compra dos Vouchers, a outra metade é destinada ao pagamento da manutenção da infraestrutura e confecção do Exame) 

3) Haverá uma nota mínima para que os ganhadores tenham direito ao Voucher - caso ninguém acerte ao menos 85% das questões, um novo Exame será agendado.

4) Caso haja empate entre as primeiras posições no ranking - uma segunda fase com Prova Prática será agendada. Nesta fase, apenas os candidatos melhores classificados que disputam os vouchers irão participar.

5) Os ganhadores terão seus Exames custeados pelo Blog - estes deverão passar seus dados pessoais e acesso ao site da VUE para que possamos agendar e pagar os Exames. Em hipótese alguma serão repassados valores em dinheiro.

6) Cada ganhador terá 90 dias para realizar o Exame de Certificação a contar da data em que os resultados do Simulado forem publicados. Caso o mesmo não agende a Prova durante este período, será desclassificado e o voucher será concedido para a próxima posição no ranking.

7) Após a compra dos vouchers será publicada a prestação de contas no Blog para que os doadores acompanhem como foi gasto o dinheiro arrecadado

8) Caso haja sobras no Caixa que não sejam suficientes para a compra de um novo Voucher, os valores serão doados para uma sétima edição do evento em 2020.

Link para inscrição:

Galera, para quem está pensando em tirar a certificação esse ano vale a pena até para testar os seus conhecimentos do conteúdo do CCNA, já tive colegas que consseguiram o voucher e conseguiram o CCNA graças ao programa.

Abraços pessoal

quarta-feira, 13 de fevereiro de 2019

Guia salarial 2019 Robert Half

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Na última semana saiu o guia salarial anual da Robert Half (uma das lideres mundiais na área de recrutamento e seleção), e serve como base para grandes empresas dimensionarem o salário de acordo com a vaga desejada, obviamente esses valores variam de cidade para cidade e de empresa para empresa, porém serve como guia para onde os profissionais devem direcionar a sua carreira e também para saber o que esta em alta no mercado de trabalho.

Como podemos perceber, a área ligada a infra que está em destaque é Cloud, porém acredito que Security também deve ser a tendência nos próximos anos.

Segue os valores médios dos salários da area de T.I em geral:

Segue o link para download do relatório completo:

Site Robert Half:


sexta-feira, 8 de fevereiro de 2019

Novidades Juniper Open Learning

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A Juniper está trazendo algumas novidades para esse semestre na sua plataforma online de cursos e certificações open, segue algumas delas:

A primeira é a inclusão da certificação JNCIA-DevOps nos cursos de Open Learning seguindo o mesmo padrão das outras certificações do programa (Cloud, Design e Junos), ou seja, será disponibilizado um treinamento online, alguns webinars, alguns simulados e o voucher para realizar a prova:

Data das próximas 3 turmas:

Link para inscrição:

Já os treinamentos mais antigos estão com novas datas liberadas, o de Cloud, inclusive as turmas de março ainda possuem quase 400 vagas :


A prova JNCIA-Junos também ganhou novas turmas e datas:



Já a prova de Design só irá ter novas turmas em maio desse ano (acredito porque a prova mudou de versão agora em janeiro):


Pessoal os links para registro ficam disponíveis de 6 a 4 semanas antes do ínicio das turmas, então fiquem de olho e sempre acessem o site para saber.

Link do Open Learning:

Os treinamentos são uma excelente forma de iniciar a carreira nas áreas respectivas, além de uma forma de se manter atualizado sem gastar muito, eu vou tentar entrar na próxima turma de design e de devops.