Saturday, February 14, 2009

New RHCSS results

Dhaval Soni who is a Linux Support engineer at Anpriksh, Ahmedabad and Sarathlal A S working at Clearlogics, Cochin got their RHCSS Certification with 94.70% and 84.20% respectively. Both trained and wrote their exam at ipsr solutions Ltd.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

IT Certifications will rule in 2009

Larry Dignan, Editor in Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of ZDNet sister site TechRepublic lists 10 reasons as to why IT Certifications will be important in 2009. Read his post at

RHCSS Course Schedules

12th RHCSS Batch
April 2009, Course Schedule
RHS 429 : 13th April - 18th April
RH 423 : 20th April - 25th April
RHS 333 : 27th April - 2nd May
EXAM Schedule
EX 429 : 22nd April 2009
EX 423 : 23rd April 2009
EX 333 : 24th April 2009
13th RHCSS Batch
May 2009, Course Schedule
RHS 429 : 4th May - 9th May
RH 423 : 11th May - 16th May
RHS 333 : 18th May - 23rd May
EXAM Schedule
EX 429 : 27th May 2009
EX 423 : 28th May 2009
EX 333 : 29th May 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Best RHCSS Bootcamps in India

A name to reckon with in Open Source Training, IPSR offers the best RHCSS boot camps in Kochi, Kerala, India. Set in the picturesque locale of Kochi, known as the Queen of Arabian Sea our RHCSS boot camps offers you the right combination of education and relaxation. Kochi, which is the ahub of Kerala is a international tourist spot famous for its beaches, busy shops and historical monuments like the Jewish Synagogue and the Tripunithara Hill Palace. The Sunset at the Marine Drive in Kochi is an experience all our bootcamp participants love.

A uniqueness about the RHCSS certification is that you can choose a module pertinent to your career goal out of the 3 modules needed to complete the RHCSS certification. That is, you can choose from
RHS333 Enterprise Network Services Security
RH423 Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication
RHS429 SELinux Policy Administration
Each module takes about a week to complete. So depending upon the time avaailable and your course need, you can complete a module in a week or complete all the 3 modules in 3 weeks. This would of course mean that you can become RHCSS certfied in 3 weeks.

We are the only Red Hat training partner in Kerala authorized to offer RHCSS certification in Kerala.

Our RHCSS Bootcamp Highlights
Exemplary exam track record.
Learning Services Director is the First RHCSS certified in South India
Conducted the First RHCSS exam in South Asia
Conducted 32 RHCSS exams
Excellent infrastructure.
10 successful bootcamps (11th in progress).
Students from all over India.
Cosmopolitan Atmosphere.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Importance of CCNP Certification

Cisco Certified Network Professional is for those who would like a professional certification in the networking field. CCNP test your skill in installation, configuration and maintaining larger networks. The protocols that you need to be proficient in are EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP. Route Redistribution, Route summarization, Extended Access Lists, VLANs, Ethernet, Access Lists, 802.10. It indicates advanced knowledge of networks. In order to appear for CCNP a pass in CCNA is a perquisite. It requires four exams which may be taken in any order.

* Building Scalable Cisco Inter-networks (BSCI)
* Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN)
* Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks (ISCW)
* Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks(ONT)

Who Needs CCNP?

CCNP certification is aimed at full-time network or system administrators, or those who work with local and/or wide area network infrastructure. Cisco CCNP is for those who are proficient in installation, configuration and troubleshooting LAN/WANs for enterprise networks can opt for this exam. Those who want to go for CCIE exam can fare better at CCIE if they pass the CCNP. CCNP Cisco course lays emphasis is on topics of security, converged networks, virtual private networks broadband technologies and implementation Quality of Service.

Why CISCO Certification?

Here are a few reasons:

* Cisco Certification gives you a better pay.
* Cisco Professionals rank as highest paid employers
* Cisco Certified is a respectable position in the Networking industry.
* In case you are already in the industry, Cisco Certification gives you 15% to 20% increase in salary and other benefits.
* Surveys speak for themselves. Average incomes of CCNA- $45,000; CCIE- $60,000; CCNP-$55,000

Level of Expertise
Cisco Certifications are offered in an increasing level of expertise

* Associate level is the apprenticeship or foundation level. The corresponding certification is CCNA-Cisco Certified Network Associate
* Professional level certifications are for those who have passed out the foundation level and have enough of experience in the industry. The corresponding certifications are CCNP-Cisco Certified Network Professional, CCDP- Cisco Certified Design Professional, CCIP-Cisco Certified Internet work Professional, CCSP- Cisco Certified Security Professional
* Expert level is the highest category of certification; the corresponding certification is CCIE- Cisco Certified Internet work Expert.

Cash in on the RIM Boom at IPSR

Businesses today face a considerable challenge to effectively optimize their IT infrastructure and related operations and deliver ever-improving service levels to meet and go beyond the expectations of their business-users without compromising on quality and security. More and more companies are turning towards Infrastructure Management Service as the answer to this need.

Remote Infrastructure Management at one level is an alternative to existing sourcing models of Infrastructure Management Services. Remote Infrastructure Management services consist of remote (outside the physical premises of a company’s facilities) monitoring and managing the infrastructure components and taking practical steps and remedial actions across the IT landscape. The Remote Monitoring and Management is undertaken through a blend of offshore/near-shore/global delivery center which is often termed as an Operations Management Centre (OMC), where expert staff of a service provider monitor and manage the infrastructure, ensuring uptimes and availability.

Over the past few years, the infrastructure outsourcing industry has witnessed substantive shifts - average deal values have reduced by nearly 70 per cent, deal durations shortened by approximately 20 per cent, and offshore vendors are entering the “top 100 deals ” league tables - all this while the overall market continues to grow. The global Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) industry has grown at more than 80 per cent CAGR from US$2 billion in 2006 to US$6 billion to US$7 billion in 2008. India has been a major beneficiary of this shift. By increasing RIM services, the Indian IT industry is moving towards becoming a fully integrated service provider,” Mr Som Mittal, President, Nasscom, said. Key drivers behind these shifts include enterprise customers that seek to enhance service and performance levels while exploring innovative delivery models to reduce costs, technology that has enhanced infrastructure efficiency and management and maturing offshore capabilities.

Indian IT firms realize they can no longer just look at point products. The trend is to work with networking vendors that offer:
· Secure and scalable infrastructure
· World-class service and support
Here are seven reasons why you should outsource your IT infrastructure management to someone on the other side of the planet (other than the fact that it’s up to 10-fold cheaper
1. Expertise: Increased automation with integrated tools provides a common framework for operations
2. Best practices: Vendors work with multiple enterprises. There's a cross-pollination of ideas, learning and best practices.
3. Quality: The infrastructure services provider is the specialist. It's his core business.
4 Scalability: Let the supplier absorb the peaks and troughs of manpower needs.
5 Visibility: Greater reporting and control—online tools provide CIOs with greater visibility, real-time control, plus historical reporting.
6 The SLAs: Tough, precise service-level agreements in black and white, with penalty clauses for downtime.
7 Specialists on tap 24x7: Businesses don't have to worry about hiring, training, retaining and retraining ERP, Unix, database, web and other experts
According to a report released by Nasscom RIM as an industry could realize $26-28 billion in revenue by 2013, with India capturing as much as 50-55 per cent share of this. The majority of growth is likely to come from off shoring midrange services, and network towers, likely to account for about 70 per cent of the overall opportunity, during this time. In terms of industries, the banking, financial services, and insurance industries would lead this growth, followed by telecom.

HP expects growth in segments such as storage, networking and virtualization, where IT spends were likely to increase next year, whereas spending on hardware such as servers are expected to go down, it said at the HP Storage Works Executive Forum 2008 in Penang.
A report published by IDC Research says "Companies are spending less on servers overall, and they are consolidating their position on servers,”. It is made possible by Virtualization - a technology that creates several virtual machines from one physical machine, thus it drives costs out of business. It can also help to save more on power and cooling, and makes manageability and availability for business continuity better. It allows companies to better utilize their assets, which will increase their utilization.
IPSR helps the students to become a part of this RIM boom through our Learning Services division. RHCE course and certification would lead the students to a career in networking on Linux platform. We also provide CCNA and CCNP courses to bring students to the stream of WAN networking. These courses are real value and recession proof IT courses and provide excellent career opportunities for those who want to cash in on the RIM boom.

Great CCNA Exam Tips

CCNA is one of the most respected Associate level Certifications in the world today. Getting a CCNA will definitely help you to get a better job or at least get your foot into the Professional Networking Field. This article will describe the tips we give our students at IPSR to achieve CCNA.

1. Getting ready mentally:First thing you need to do is mentally prepare yourself. That is, you have to seriously think about why why you want to be CCNA certified. You have to firmly decide and believe that you will get CCNA within next 1-2 months or so. Try to budget your study time well. If you a very social person you will have to give up some of your socialising for the next couple of months. Since CCNA includes all the basics of networking you need to spend around 5 hrs per day for a fast track. Keep one thing in mind though; CCNA needs interest and dedication. it covers the most modern communication.
2. Step into the right institute: Find aninstitute with good lab infrastructure, reputation and good results. For a good start, you need a systematically prepared study material rather than a big text. Get an overall view of the topics. Master each chapter and tackle questions from just one chapter until you get sick of it with the help of your teacher. Then move on to the next chapter. Solve Previous Question papers. Practice each protocol with our well planned scenarios in Real Lab. That will make you a WAN expert. Your will be an expert after attending our WAN trouble shooting labs. You can repeat the Labs at your home by using the Router Simulations. Practice makes a man perfect.
3. Getting the right study material: The third thing you need to do is to get proper study material. There is a lot of controversy around this and some people go overboard with study guides, books, Router simulators and such. Cisco Press books INTR and ICND by Wendell Odom are enough as far as books go. They are really well written and easy to follow. Tata McGraw Hills CCNA is also a good reference. Other good stuff is video and audio tutorials like CBT Nuggets. You will get Best CBTs which are prepared by our own experts. To be an expert you should also familiar with installation and usage of some networking tools in real environment. Almost all resourses can be collected from our Resource Manager.
4. Schedule the test: When you schedule for online test you will become more serious about your studies naturally. If you are not comfortable with all topics at the end you can even reschedule the test before 24 hrs. You will get our special exam preparation classes for online exam.
5. Read books one more time to refresh: This is optional, but highly recommended. Reading books one more time before your exam.
6. Cram, Cram and Cram: This is the last part of your study and there is no turning back. The deadline is hanging around your neck like a noose. You should cram Q&A for no more then 10 days before you take the test. Don't do any studying the night or day before the test. Go out with your friends or significant other for a dinner and a movie. Relax. It is very important to relax and get a good night sleep since one of those testing boots could really be intimidating.
7. Interview Preparation.
If you work hard, our experts will make you pass at the first attempt itself. The next step is to win a job interview. Create a good cover letter and resume. You can find good formats which are created by our own expert; and you will get training in interview techniques and other tips. The Cisco Press The IT Career Builder's Toolkit By Matthew Moran is a good reference. After you attend our mock interview session you will be confident to attend any challenging interview.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Welcome to Kerala!

The 10th RHCSS batch commenced at our Cochin Center on 2nd February with 5 candidates from Outside Kerala. They are:
Harish Boldhan from Nagpur
Vinay Bhawankule from Nagpur
Chetan Mane from Pune
Amit Nagpure from Aurangabad
Balaji Rajan from Theni
IPSR welcomes you to God's Own Country!

World Record for BVM College Cherpunkal

BVM college was in the lime light recently when their BCA batch got a 100% pass and set a world record. IPSR is thrilled to share this training success with the college. IPSR has an academic tieup with the college and supports it in Projects, Certifications,Training, Recruitment Drives and Placements.This is the first time a college has been a test center and achieved a 100% pass. All this under the able guidance of their Principal Rev. Dr. Mathew Maleparambil. Now the MCA and BCA 2nd Year students are studying for the upcoming RHCE exams with a frenzy. Will they set another record?

First RHCSS in South India

IPSR Penguin Planet is definitely creating a steady stream of records. Sorry to gloat, but we got yet another award. REJI CYRIAC, Director, Learning services of ipsr has become the first person in South India to become RHCSS certified. We are thrilled to bits, of course.

IPSR’s own Boy Wonder gains RHCE at the age 11

Youngest RHCE in the World
IPSR’s own Boy Wonder, Rajat Jaic Mendus did us proud by becoming a certified Red Hat Engineer at the age of 11, possibily the youngest RHCE in the world. RHCE, as we all know is a value-driven international certification from Redhat, the Linux giant, that is very difficult to obtain. But we did it …oops … he did it. Rajat is a Std. 6 student at Excelsior School, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Rajat is also a class topper and an avid gamer. Ask him what his next goal is and guess what he says? RHCSS, of course. And we IPSRians hope that he will create another World Redhat Record.

Update: 24th May 2010: Rajat Jaic Mendus certifies RHCSS at the age of 13, possibly the youngest RHCSS in the world !!!

RHCE Outstation Students

The RHCE Batch at IPSR Kochi right now has two students from Outside Kerala, Ruchir R. Rai from Lucknow and Mahboob Ali from Bangalore. Ruchir has just completed training and Mahboob is still undergoing training.