Aww Yea! Hyper-V Certified! (071-652 Published results!)

August 30th, 2008
by Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)

Recently I received an email stating "The word is not out yet on scores for 071-652 – Stay tuned for details!"

Well, the details are HERE!

For those of you took the beta exam of TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring (071-652) you can now login to Prometric and find out your score!

It’ll look similar to this below!


For those of you who passed – Congratulations!

For those of you who didn’t, there will likely be a lot of good and viable collateral to take the exam going forward, so keep your Hyper-V skillz up to par!

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A blog to remember

August 30th, 2008
by Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)

I’ve posted about some NetApp blogs before – Wait, I’m doing it again!

While there are the best of breed blogs which you can easily find here:


There are also some additional ones in our Communities.


So, I encourage you to check out the Community Blogs as well as the community as a whole.  It’s a great resource to ask questions, answer questions and find out all-round general incite into what is going on here, there, and everywhere!



Oh, and don’t forget about that Accelerate conference! :)

Registration is key!


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Certification Mailing List?!

August 28th, 2008
by Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)

So as you may know I will actively write about Certification related things and free exams as I find them.    What some of you might not know is that I do also send email notifications out to a number of folks I know informing them of the updates, posts, new exams, etc.

However, that’s been ad-hoc usually driven by me to inform my friends, associates and others I’ve worked with and met over the years.

On the flip-side of that (as I sometimes am delayed in posting about the exams, or emailing – vice versa)  Anyone who does want to be added to my mailing list about various things in certification.   The consideration is open for you to simply ask to receive the mailing :)

No matter what I’ll continue to send email blasts (not too often, this is as I encounter them) so it’s not spam and it’s opt-in and opt-out entirely on your own!

I already mail it out, so it’s not a problem for me to add your address to my Outlook created list :) (~250 or so people currently receive it)

So, let me know! comment here, shoot me an email, whatever :)


Good luck testing!

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More free tests (Check Free Test Archive) and insanity!

August 26th, 2008
by Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)

I’ve been insanely busy lately!

  • Finished up a 10 month project.  
  • Our new kitchen is in! (mostly)
  • I just reloaded Vista on my laptop – good times
  • Food Poisoning… on the weekend?!
  • I won a Zune!





I just noticed there is a mannequin in my bedroom… WTF?






Especially – I posted several new beta exams in the Free Test Archive! Be sure to check them out!  SQL, SBS… more SQL?!

So, keep your eyes out for new and interesting things, as soon as my cycles come back I can deliver on the slew of backlog… but there’ll be mysteries of the mind… more certifications… and mannequins.. grin

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ONTAP 7.3: SNMPv3 Supported, DFM 3.7: SNMPv3 Supported!

August 16th, 2008
by Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)

So, I mentioned before that SNMPv3 is supported.  But what does this really mean, and how does this help me?

Here in the release notes we cite "SNMPv3 supported"

  • Support for snmpbulkwalk providing all leaves in an SNMP tree with a single query
  • Support for snmpbulkget collecting all leaves in an SNMP tree with a single query
  • Counter64-Based MIBs, resulting in error reduction!
  • And Auth no privacy with MD5!

Configuring DFM has never been so easily as documented in the Operations Guide.

The best part being, you can do an all-inclusive or individual selection of who you’ll be monitoring via SNMPv3.  (In my environment for testing, I have some filers not running 7.3, so I have those configured via SNMPv2 and the rest of my 7.3’s with SNMPv3) Works like a champ!

There are a number of reasons to upgrade to 7.3, and for those security conscious folks, this is just another one!

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