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February 20, 2009 [ More archived home pages here ]

I Passed The MCTS Exam 70-632


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Today's song is Tired Of Waiting by The Kinks, released in 1965.

On Wednesday February 18, 2009, I passed the Prometric-Microsoft MCTS 70-632 Exam on the first try with a score of 911 out of 1000. A passing grade is 700 out of 1000. You may view my Official MCTS Transcript (PDF). I can now display the official logo below.

To prepare for the exam I took the self-study approach by reading the required books and taking several pre-certifications tests over the last three months. Now I await the official notification of acceptance from Microsoft arriving soon. I already updated my resume and other online sites with the information. Some of my friends have sent their compliments to me and I appreciate each one of them!

Below is a copy of my certificate.

The learning and application of knowledge continues. In these times of economic meltdown it is important to continually upgrade skills and acquire important certifications. Even in tough times, new projects are needed to adjust to changing business conditions and opportunities. With my two project management certifications and skills from throughout my working career, I'm in good position to lead teams to deliver projects for our clients using knowledge leadership.

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At Newbound, Inc. my partner, Marc Raiser, created a second demo of the Newbound CMS. This time Marc walks us through using a Java Server Page (JSP) for the example.

We are working hard to satisfy our clients while at the same time expanding our Newbound Software Library as outlined below:

The Newbound Software Library (NSL) currently includes these key components:

  • Client and server implementations of most major internet protocols, including HTTP, FTP, POP3, IMAP, SMTP and DNS
  • Application server framework with common base services, including logging, preferencing, threading, security, messaging, session management, database connection manager, servlet container and state machine API
  • Cryptography library with implementations based on PKI as well as our own highly optimized encryption algorithm
  • Data Management System that provides data persistence as well as automatic conversion between data objects, XML, RDBMS via SQL and our own ultra-compact file format for filesystem storage and i/o transmission
  • Web Content Production System, that provides web based "snap-together" creation of dynamic AJAX web pages, page parts and JSP, as well as multiple staging environments for deployment
  • 3D Virtual World Engine based on textured procedural rendering, with collision detection, model editors, gravity, terrain, structures, user avatars, non-player characters, notification system and chat
  • Peer-To-Peer (P2P) communications framework allows for secure asynchronous communication via UDP or TCP/IP between devices running the NSL, even if they are behind different firewalls
  • Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) for email management including virus scanning, spam filtering and a servlet engine
  • Portability to hand-held devices through J2ME/CLDC and Android compatibility
  • Web crawling engine for the automated collection of structured information

Experimental NSL Components (In Development):

  • Open Source 3D rendering engine that merges ray tracing with traditional rasterization techniques to convert a 3D model into a 2D image with resolution optimized either for speed or for the display size
  • 3D Scripting language allows the customization of functionality and development of applications through the graphical construction of a data-flow diagram
  • Chatterbot personality generator that creates AIML files for the Open Source CharlieBot engine based on a structured list of traits, preferences and personality information
  • Distributed File System allows data to be persisted in a virtual filesystem that is distributed redundantly across a pool of participating machines

A layered illustration of the software library components are shown below:

The NSL architecture operates on Java-based devices ranging from smartphones, desktops, servers, and, cloud computing platforms. Those aren't the only items we are working on, but more on that when the time is right. :-)

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I met with my friend, Shelly, last Friday for several hours. She is a strong woman who continually impresses me with her wisdom and insights about life. I'm fortunate to have several male and female friends who have those qualities and share them openly with me.

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My friends Pierre and Tammy should benefit from this news.

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I'm happy to see the emergence of hand-held devices to make phone calls using VoIP technology.

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The news on this science front just keeps getter better all the time. The Creator has been busy throughout the vast Universe. The next Representative arriving here should bring the good news of the countless other intelligently inhabited worlds.

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Who knew?

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An insulting commentary from the new U.S. Attorney General towards Americans. President Obama should have a stern talk with him right away to adjust his wayward perspective.

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Found on the web links for February 19, 2009 [ Link since removed ]

Don


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