IT Certification and Training Resources

This page caters for all IT Professionals looking for IT Certification and Training Resources for their IT certifications. I will post below free/low cost resources to prepare for your certification examinations and promotional vouchers that may be offered from time to time. If you find any of this links is broken, please post in the comments section.

Cisco Learning Network - Self-Assessment

The self-assessments are free to assess your knowledge on the selected Cisco technology. Upon completion, your will be presented with your detailed results which you can determine your areas for improvement. Furthermore, you can gain access to the guidance page where you gain resources to improve your knowledge.

$9.99 eBook Deal of the Day

Though it is not free, it will still be worth to look at Cisco Press' eBook Deal of the Day to get cheap resources for your certification exams. The deal is changed on a daily basis, but a deal might get repeated.  Follow their twitter or RSS for daily updates.

Citrix Education^

The following courses are available free:
  • CXS-100-2W Citrix XenServer 5.6 Overview
  • CXS-101-1W Citrix XenServer 5.6 Feature Pack 1 Technical Update 
  • CXA-101-3W Citrix XenApp 6 Overview 
  • CXA-102-1W Citrix XenApp 6.5 Overview 
  • CNS-101-1W Citrix NetScaler 9.3 Overview 
  • CXA-002-1W Citrix XenApp ROI Tool Training 
  • CXD-101-5W Citrix XenDesktop 5 Overview 
Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks Fast Track Program^

The Juniper Networks Fast Track Program offers study guides and exam preparation materials for JNICA-Junos, JNCIS-ENT and JNCIS-SEC certifications. There are also 50% discount Prometric certification vouchers for Introduction to Junos, Junos Security and Enterprise Routing and Switching exams.

Juniper Networks - Day One Books^

All the information you need to get started on day one. They're perfectly focused because they're authored by Juniper subject matter experts. Available in print, PDF, and ebook formats for your iPhone, Kindle, and Android device.

Microsoft Virtual Academy^

Microsoft Virtual Academy is a cloud-based learning website focusing on providing materials on Microsoft Cloud Technologies. The access is free for all and each course has a certain number of points which will be awarded to the student when the course is completed. Each student has a ranking in the country they have registered and is determined by the number of points that is awarded to the student. New courses are added as and when they are available.

Microsoft E-Book Gallery for Microsoft Technologies
A large gallery of eBooks on Microsoft Technologies. The content are available free and are updated.

Microsoft TechNet Virtual Labs
Don't have time to build you lab? This compilations of labs will offer you the same.

CobiT v4.1^

This is an outdated version but still a good book to read for starters.

^ Registration required