ITEN Wired – Breakout Session – IT Certification Path Success


Slides: IT Certification Path Success – Ben Jones – ITENWired14

I recently did a breakout session at a local IT conference in my area, and I wanted to share the slides here on my blog, but I will admit most of the content and takeaway was in my presentation and not necessarily my slides, but perhaps it will help anyhow.


IT Pro Camp – Hyper-V Session Slides and Notes

Hyper-V_Session_Slides (PDF)


Above you can download the slides from my presentation this morning at the IT Pro Camp at Northwest Florida State College. I will be following up on this blog with some more information on the lab environment I demonstrated today, and some links that will supplement the content. Thank you for those of you that were able to attend.

Please feel free to request any specific content even video demonstrations in the lab via the comment section below. I am going to try to contribute some how-to videos before I destroy my lab environment. 

Resource Links

Comparison between Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 and VMware vSphere 5.5 Free, Essentials Plus, and Enterprise Plus:

Download Hyper-V Server for Free (2012 until October 18 and then 2012 R2:

Download Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT):
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7

What is new with Failover Clustering in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2:

Presenting on “Hyper-V Innovations for the SMB” next weekend. Featuring Hyper-V Server 2012 R2.


I am getting my presentation finished up for my session at the IT Pro Camp event at Northwest Florida State College next weekend and I am pretty stoked.

I will be looking at a virtualization solution from a cost, HA/DR/BC, and management standpoint. I will be showcasing how innovations to Hyper-V with Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 are changing the game for the SMB. Looking at VMware ESXi 5.5 free hypervisor and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 free offering to see what value you can get out of them as an SMB. I will have a live lab demonstration with a Hyper-V 2012 R2 host cluster and will go over so many exciting features.

I will be posting my slide deck, possibly videos from the presentation, and a PDF with the details after the presentation. So check back after the October 5th!

If you are in the Northwest Florida area I hope you can make it to this free event at IT Pro Camp on October 5th.

IT Pro Camp Information and Registration