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Vendor Course Description MSRP Start Date End Date Customer Price
Cisco DCUCD v5.0 – Designing Cisco Virtualized Data Centers $3,495 Monday, April 7, 2014 Friday, April 11, 2014 $2,970.75
Cisco DCUCI v5.0 – Data Center Unified Computing Implementation $3,495 Monday, March 10, 2014 Friday, March 14, 2014 $2,970.75
Juniper Juniper Enterprise Routing Bootcamp $3,495 Monday, March 10, 2014 Friday, March 14, 2014 $2,970.75
Juniper Advanced Juniper Enterprise Switching (AJEX) $1,400 Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Thursday, March 6, 2014 $1,190.00
Juniper Juniper Enterprise Switching (JEX) $1,400 Monday, March 3, 2014 Tuesday, March 4, 2014 $1,190.00
Juniper Advanced Junos Security (AJSEC) $2,100 Monday, May 19, 2014 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 $1,785.00
Juniper Junos Intrusion Prevention System $1,400 Thursday, March 27, 2014 Friday, March 28, 2014 $1,190.00
Juniper SRX BootCamp with JUNOS Enhanced Services $2,995 Monday, March 17, 2014 Friday, March 21, 2014 $2,545.75
Microsoft Administering Windows Server 2012 (M20411) $2,995 Monday, March 10, 2014 Friday, March 14, 2014 $2,545.75
Microsoft Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (M20412) $2,995 Monday, March 17, 2014 Friday, March 21, 2014 $2,545.75
Microsoft 20331 Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 $2,995 Monday, March 24, 2014 Friday, March 28, 2014 $2,545.75
Microsoft Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager $2,995 Monday, April 7, 2014 Friday, April 11, 2014 $2,545.75
Veeam Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) $3,000 Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Friday, March 14, 2014 $2,550.00
Veeam Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) $3,000 Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Friday, April 25, 2014 $2,550.00
Veeam Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) $3,000 Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Friday, May 20, 2014 $2,550.00
VMware VMware vSphere: Fast Track 5.1 $6,045 Monday, March 10, 2014 Friday, March 14, 2014 $5,138.25
VMware VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale 5.1 $4,495 Monday, March 10, 2014 Friday, March 14, 2014 $3,820.75
VMware VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.1] $4,495 Monday, May 19, 2014 Friday, May 23, 2014 $3,820.75
VMware VMware SRM 5.1: Install, Configure, & Manage $1,795 Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Wednesday, May 28, 2014 $1,525.75
VMware VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage 5.2 $3,295 Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Friday, March 21, 2014 $2,800.75
VMware VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict [V5.x] $1,650 Thursday, March 27, 2014 Friday, March 28, 2014 $1,402.50
VMware VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage (v5.2) $2,475 Monday, March 17, 2014 Wednesday, March 19, 2014 $2,103.75
VMware VMware vSphere 5.5 What’s New $1,645 Thursday, March 27, 2014 Friday, March 28, 2014 $1,398.25
VMware VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5] $3,845 Monday, March 10, 2014 Friday, March 14, 2014 $3,268.25
VMware VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5] $3,845 Monday, March 17, 2014 Friday, March 21, 2014 $3,268.25
VMware VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5] $3,845 Monday, March 24, 2014 Friday, March 28, 2014 $3,268.25
VMware VMware View 5 Design Best Practices $1,795 Monday, March 24, 2014 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 $1,525,75

HPC Solutions and Ingram Micro Training Academy (IMTA) offer affordable, vendor-authorized certification training, guaranteed to run. Our certification training courses are designed for the IT solution provider and end-user technical staff.
For more information on HPC’s certified training, call Jonathan Tobey at 877-216-9270 or email jtobey@hpc-solutions.net

Microsoft seeks agency try-outs for government cloud platform


By Mark Rockwell
March 07, 2014
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Microsoft is looking for a few federal agencies to stress-test the government-centric cloud platform the company unveiled last fall.

The software giant wants agencies to test its Azure for Government cloud hosting platform as the offering awaits formal FedRAMP authorizations. Azure for Government, said Microsoft Chief Security Officer for Federal Mark Williams, is aimed at civilian and defense agencies looking to boost efficiency — reducing the number of data centers and shortening patch intervals, for example — without compromising security.

Azure for Government does not yet have FedRAMP authority to operate (ATO), unlike the already-approved commercial version of the platform, which took about seven months to win FedRAMP ATO from federal agencies. Williams expects about the same amount of time for Azure for Government to get an ATO.

In an October blog post, Microsoft Federal Chief Technology Advisor Susie Adams said the Azure government cloud would feature physical, network and logical isolation, with two specially-constructed data centers with logical, physical and network isolation from Azure Public Cloud.

The supporting facilities for the federal cloud, including all data, hardware, and supporting systems will be in the continental United States, with data residing on servers that contain data only from other U.S. federal, state and local government customers.

According to Williams, Azure’s capabilities fit well with federal agencies’ push to drive more business sense into their operations.

“It allows us to build in features that allow new capabilities to be added automatically,” he said. For instance, the two to four weeks it can take to add security patch updates to more traditional systems can be added almost instantly with the platform.

Williams said Microsoft has already talked with a number of federal customers, but is still taking on agencies for the test. Those interested can contact the company at FedAzure@microsoft.com to participate.

About the Author
Mark Rockwell is a staff writer covering acquisition, procurement and homeland security. Contact him at mrockwell@fcw.com or follow him on Twitter at @MRockwell4.

Cybersecurity: GSA signs up continuous monitoring vendor


By Mark Rockwell
March 07, 2014
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The General Services Administration is fine-tuning management of its government-wide contract for continuous diagnostic and mitigation solutions, cutting a task order for agency and federal-level dashboards for the project and streamlining some of its administrative functions.

Scott Robertson, senior project manager of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service’s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FedSIM), said the agency issued a task order March 3 to Metrica Team Venture, an Alliant Small Business prime contractor, for the agency- and federal-level CDM dashboards. GSA declined further immediate comment on the order citing procedural rules.

The agency and federal dashboards are a critical piece of the CDM program overseen by the Department of Homeland Security that aims to provide a strategy for preventing, monitoring and actively removing cyber threats on government networks. GSA is responsible for making the cybersecurity tools available to agencies through government-wide purchasing agreements .

The two automated dashboards will continually collect network security data at the agency level, make it available to the agency’s security managers uniformly, then pass it up to the federal dashboard for others agencies to use, providing a comprehensive view of the federal cybersecurity environment.

DHS began rolling out orders under the $6 billion CDM multiple source contracts in January, when it issued $60 million in task orders to four of the 17 companies that provide hardware and software for the project. It has since issued several more.

Speaking at a March 7 AFCEA breakfast panel discussion on CDM’s progress, Robertson said the blanket purchasing agreements supporting the CDM strategy “are still in their infancy,” and GSA is making adjustments to them as agency and industry needs dictate.

For example, to facilitate use of the agreements, GSA is working to automate its delegation of procurement authority process, which allows agencies to buy from the BPAs, Robertson said. The agency is also swiftlyl working through a backlog of BPA modification requests from vendors that look to add or change products and services in their CDM offerings, according to Cristen Cole, a contracting officer’s representative for the GSA/DHS continuous monitoring as a service BPA.

Geospatial director: Make your data accessible


By Frank Konkel
Feb 11, 2014
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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Letitia Long has a message for federal agencies: If you want to realize the full value of your data, make it accessible to the public, other agencies and outside organizations.

“Meta-tag your data, expose your data, make it accessible,” she said at ESRI’s geospatial conference in Washington D.C., on Feb. 11. “If it is not out there for others to use, you’re not realizing the full potential and value of data.”

The rapidly growing NGA collects, stores and disseminates geospatial information for the rest of the intelligence community. The increasingly important agency has doubled in size in the past 10 years, and its budget last year approached $5 billion.

NGA does not routinely share its information with the public, but after a recent natural disaster, the agency opened up its data with positive results.

When Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines in November 2013, it killed more than 6,000 people and left an environment unrecognizable to the disaster teams that first entered the area.

Long said the agency collaborated with international disaster-response partners and, via an online portal called The Globe, shared data from NGA’s Map of the World — an internal platform that is home to all geo-intelligence and multisource content in the agency.

“We created an event page on an unclassified website that enabled international disaster response teams to access data, submit requests and share that data,” Long said. “It allowed our partners to see and use damage assessments as they were created and to update them.”

In response to Typhoon Haiyan, Long said, NGA took the groundbreaking step of sharing data with the International Red Cross in conjunction with the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. NGA also shared all the commercial imagery it had with the international organizations and governments that needed it.

“Their field teams downloaded data on smartphones and [other mobile] devices, and updated those assessments as they worked,” Long said. “As users, they were also producers, serving information back out to the broader community.”

She said the data sharing had a major impact on the Philippine government and the efforts of first responders and disaster-response teams after the typhoon. In addition, the data had some unexpected users.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency made information available to responders through a geo-platform map service, and its partners picked up the data. Soon, another agency used the data to create multilayered maps that were distributed to the United Nations community and partners across Asia. Ultimately, Long said, all those users helped responders on the front lines.

“I’m sure that data is still being used in ways I don’t even know,” she said. “It shows how effective integration can be.”

About the Author
Frank Konkel is a staff writer covering big data, mobile, open government and a range of science/technology issues. Connect with him on Twitter at @Frank_Konkel