Welcome to 3WsCertification.com
"The home of Common Sense Integrated Networking Solutions"
3WsCertification.com is the web portal for Warren E. Wyrostek, M.Ed., M.Div., a Master Certified Novell Instructor (Novell CNI and MCNI), a Microsoft Trainer and a Microsoft Partner-Registered Member located at the crossroads of North Florida and South Georgia.
For links to my CV/Bio/Publications/Certifications/Authorizations and Education etc; feel free to Cllck Here. Some of Warren's references and recommendations can be viewed through his profile on LinkedIN. Click Here to view the public profile. To view the references request a Link to Warren.
Feel free to view the courses that I am authorized to teach by clicking here.
The secondary purpose of 3WsCertification.com is to provide an online portal for follow-up training for my students, readers, and customers. The focus of 3WsCertification is Novell and Microsoft Product Support, which includes support for NetWare from 3.x to 6.5, GroupWise 6.x, ZENWorks, Directory Service needs, BorderManager, Active Directory, Windows 2003 and Windows Vista.
Starting February 2010 Warren began working for McKesson, Corp. as a Technical Course Developer and Lead Certification Specialist.
I am still accepting PT/Contract opportunities as a Technical Trainer, Freelance Writer, Course Developer including e-Learning, Technical Editor/ Educational-Learning Consultant.
I have over 50 articles published, 30 Technical Edits etc.
I bring a Master's in Education with a specialty in Adult Vocational Technical Education.
I have served as an Educational/Learning Technology Consultant for over 15 years to K12 (Districts and Technology Directors) and Universities in North Florida and South Georgia.
I have over 15 years in IT, Training and Course Development and Instructional Design. Two Master's Degrees and over 50 IT Certifications are part of the package.
Experience with the following Software products:
Philosophically, I am opposed to my customers being vendor-dependent, i.e. dependent on me for everything. I want my customers to take full ownership of their environments, and I will work to help them accomplish this.
My main client focus over the years has been schools, colleges and medical practices, though II have provided support to other sectors as well.
For my rates please visit my revised Rates page. Feel free to Contact me if you should need a consultant who specializes in providing common sense solutions, not solutions geared to emptying your wallet. I will be glad to provide you with references.
For Students, Readers and Customers who want to experience all of the joy of installing a variety of Novell Products, I am providing a number of slide presentations of actual installations. For the reader and student who do not have computers or the software to perform these installations, you will be able to prepare for a variety of certification objectives by going through the selected installation screen-by-screen. For my customers who are getting ready to perform an actual installation, you can either follow along prior to, or during the process so that you know what information is required and what options I chose on this test server. More installation presentations will be provided in the near future. Enjoy installing your Novell Products.
Be sure to stop by the Novell Links page where you will find quick access to many of Novell's most popular websites. Also on the Samples page you will find samples of many of NetWare's configuration files. On the 6.x URL's page you will find examples of the URLs used to access many of NetWare 6.5's management utilities.
Be sure to stop by the Training page if you are looking for the links to the Novell NetWare 6.5 CNA Exam Cram 2 Errata page, and Additional Exercises. Before you go to take your NetWare 6.5 CNA exam, 050-686, make sure you review the concepts I cover on the Facts and Concepts you need to know to earn the CNA page. If you are skeptical and want to see what readers are saying about the Exam Cram 2 CNA book, take a look at Reader Comments on this title. You will also see there some general comments that readers and visitors have freely shared. If you want to get more information on the exam- 050-686, see the great review by Emmett Dulaney on CertCities.com. On September 12, 2007 it was cited as the Book of the Week on CertCities.com .
A very gracious story titled a "A Man of Change" by Dean Poling, describes the genesis of this title. It was published in the Valdosta Daily Times, of Valdosta, Georgia, on October 15, 2005. The article was not posted on the Times' website, but I was given permission by the editor to post it here.
One report that I have received on this book, which I find quite gratifying, is periodically during its' initial 6 months, it has been the "Number 1 CNA title" and the the "Number 1 Novell book" on Amazon.com. It has not been consistently Number 1, but for those times when it has I am very grateful. As you are all aware these ratings change hourly on Amazon.com, but nevertheless, that is quite an honor. The publisher is actively attempting to have the Exam Cram 2 CNA title placed on Novell Press' website. If you cannot find a copy of this book in your local book store I would encourage you to order it from Amazon.com. Many local bookstores are not stocking it for reasons that I do not understand. If you want to read an excerpt from the book please Click Here..
Allow me this opportunity to address a misconception about this Exam Cram2 book. This book IS NOT meant to be a braindump of the 050-686 exam. The questions, concepts and facts address all of the live test objectives. All facts and concepts that I have seen on this exam, and others like it, are covered. I did not disclose any verbatim questions nor would I. The questions will give you a genuine feel for the live exam. Do NOT assume that these are the live questions. They are NOT. My role in this book is that of teacher or instructor, preparing you for the exam. My role is NOT to give you the live test questions. Some who purchase this book believe that it is a BRAINDUMP. Nothing is farther from the truth. If you take the time to study the facts, concepts, and questions that I have provided for you and follow the leads I have given you on the CramSheet and on my Facts and Concepts page, with a little practice you will do fine and earn the CNA on your first attempt. That is my goal and wish. Nothing takes the place of diligent study and practice.
Many of you who visit this site are simply seeking practice exams for the 050-686 exam. To the best of my knowledge, none of the major practice test providers have developed content for this exam. The Exam Cram 2 contains several hundred practice test questions. I have wanted to develop a practice test engine for this site, but have not had the time to devote to it. I would encourage you to take a look at the practice questions that I have created for the Exam Cram 2. Here is what one reader said on Amazon.com about the practice questions included in the book.
"I bought this book 2 weeks before sitting my CNA 6.5. It's an excellent resource that covers all the exam objectives clearly and concisely. Each chapter ends with questions that you'd typically find on the exam. The end of the book also contains two complete practice exams that will prepare you for the real thing. After two weeks of study with this book and some hands on practice with Netware 6.5, I scored (736/800) on the test."
The public announcement for this program was published on InformIT.com in March 28, 2008.
One course/program that I have proposed to several schools and publishers is "Designing and Administering an Integrated Network". A book proposal for this title was submitted to Novell Press in '06 just before they went through a round of budget cuts.
This course/program would require students to design, configure, implement and administer a real-world enterprise network that consists of NetWare, Microsoft, and Linux/UNIX servers and workstations, Cisco appliances, remote access solutions, and wireless devices. This program would take a student through introductory skills and concepts required to manage each of these platforms as well as have them incorporate products such as ZENWorks, Identity Manager, an e-mail solution and finally an SQL solution that would make distribution of data and applications manageable. Incorporated in this network would be a Web server, a Proxy Server, a NAT solution, a DNS and DHCP solution and a firewall.
Depending on the time available this could be a single course, or a program leading towards a degree, i.e. multiple courses with the final project being the development, design and configuration of a working enterprise.
If a vendor were interested, this could be a vendor-based certification, or an "open-source", "Multi-vendor/platform" certification, leading to a Master level designation. Some would say this is overkill, but those are the folks who have not looked at HR requirements for recent Network Engineer, System Engineer type jobs. This type of curriculum and their associated certifications and potential degree are what is being asked for in the IT market place. It just does not exist. Not in a way that if you hire someone with a single certification/degree you are assured that that person has the qualifications and hands-on experience necessary to do the job in an enterprise. This degree/certification guarantees that the person will have the needed skills and knowledge. The certification or degree could be called "Master of Integrated Networking."
A possible degree/certification/certificate program might consist of the following courses and assessments:
(Prerequisite: Either the A+ and NET+ certifications, or equivalent documented knowledge and experience. Could be validated with an online assessment.)
Students would graduate with a possible degree, multiple vendor certifications, a Master Level Certification/Certificate, and real-world experience in an Integrated, Enterprise Networking Environment.
Those who might be interested in such a course/program, feel free to contact me at 3WsCertification.com. I will be glad to work with Colleges, Universities, Vendors and/or Training Partners to change the face of the IT Training and Certification Industry.
This program has been presented to and is being consider by Florida State University's College of Information. It is also being presented to the wider community through an upcoming article on InformIT.com. It should be published in Q1 2008.
It has been reviewed by Emmett Dulaney in the August 2007 edition of Redmond Magazine. The review is called The Need for an Integration Certification. That review and Emmett's constructive comments can be found Here. My thanks to Emmett and Redmond Magazine for taking the time to review and present this proposal to the wider IT community. Any and all comments are welcome. Feel free to contact me at:
For the most up-to-date, official proposal for this program please contact me at the above email address.
Several suggestions that have come in since the review was published in Redmond Magazine and that I am seriously considering include the following:
Addenda: This Program has also been cited in MCP Magazine: 8/2007
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