ITIL 2011 Foundation Exam Live Lessons is live!

Hi all!

Yaaaaay! I’m so excited! As of August 6th 2015, my latest exam prep product ITIL 2011 Foundation Exam LiveLessons is available now via Pearson IT Certification and also over at Safari Books Online.

I had a BLAST recording these videos this past April at Pearson’s gorgeous studio in San Francisco. I got to work with Pete Vilotti (Pearson’s waycool camera guy) in the studio that week, and I even got to meet his equally-cool wife, Christie. My beau Matt came with me to San Francisco, and the four of us even hung out one night after work, too. So not only was it a successful work week, we made some super-cool new friends. You can’t beat that.

Just like my last ITIL V3 Video Mentor product, this LiveLessons video series isn’t meant to replace classroom learning or your 25 hours of self-study… it’s only meant to complement and supplement it. But it does focus on the most popular exam topics so you’ll be sure to get the extra reinforcement where you need it!

If you choose to check it out, I really hope you like the LiveLessons video series.

Yes, there will finally be an update to the Video Mentor book!

Hi, all! Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve updated this thing. I thought I’d pop in and give you a pretty exciting update!

If you’re one of the folks who enjoyed my ITIL V3 Foundation Exam Video Mentor book/DVD set from a few years back, you’ve probably been wondering when there’d be an update. Well, I just signed a contract with my publisher, Pearson IT Certification, to create an updated version based on ITIL 2011 and the latest versions of the exams! Yee-haw! In fact, I just submitted my outline 20 minutes ago. I’m pretty excited! It’s tentatively titled ITIL 2011 Foundation Exam LiveLesson, though that may certainly change.

The format will be different, however. Instead of it being a book/DVD set like my previous work, this will be a streaming video series only, available on Safari, and on the other platforms Pearson publishes content to. There won’t be a published book. However, if you’re like me, you like to have printed stuff in front of you. You can either take a zillion screen shots (ugh, no fun), or you can grab the supplemental printed materials I’ll have available here on my website for a few bucks extra; I promise it’ll be worth every dime. I don’t want to gouge anyone.

Many companies are slashing their training budgets and are asking their employees to take computer-based training, and my video series will be an entire ITIL 2011 Foundation class online. It’s about as close as you can get to having me in your classroom.

I’m scheduled to fly to Pearson’s video studio in San Francisco (wheeee!) in April to get it all recorded, and it’ll hopefully be available by the summer. I guess I’ll need to buy a new shirt or two. :)

So, if you can hold out until the summer, you’ll have access to some really neat ITIL Foundation training via Safari featuring yours truly. I promise it’ll be worth the wait.

See you then!

All the best for 2015!


Link Love: Jeremy’s updated “How to Buy a Laptop” guide

One of my best friends on the planet is the Group Policy guru, Jeremy Moskowitz. And every year he writes a “How to Buy a Laptop” guide for friends and family. Well guess what? He’s my friend, and you’re my friend, so you get to see it.


So… If you’re a techie, you probably have friends and family asking you what kind of laptop they should buy. Laptop technology is changing all the time… do you want an iPad? A Netbook? A Google/ChromeOS laptop? An Android tablet? A full-on laptop? Let Jeremy Moskowitz guide you through the questions, answers, and options. He’s the MAN.

Here’s the link: Enjoy!

How to buy a laptop for the Regular Person (2014-2015 edition)