Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) Certification- All You Need To Know

If you have the comprehensive skills that are absolutely must have for the building of build and tier solutions that attempt to target both rich client and Web user experiences, then the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certification is just right for you. This is the finest, premium Microsoft certification that will benefit developers of enterprise applications who can focus on learning C++ programming with an emphasis on the latest Visual Studio skill sets.

Obtaining a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) Certification is very advantageous, for the following reasons:-

1) It opens up a variety of career opportunities for desiring candidates in many fields such as operating system software, computer systems management, etc.

2) There is a high growth in the hiring of software engineers and developers expected in the coming decade that will ensure certified professionals are suitably absorbed into the job market.

3) It is an exciting field for creative professionals to be in as well as applications and programs are designed for other people to use.

The training program and certification course has been designed keeping in mind that the people who benefit most from it will be the programmers and IT professionals who aim to understand the latest in development architecture and Visual Studio applications.

Suitable candidates can demonstrate their skills and abilities in applications development and gain the MCPD certification. It requires a background of 2-3 years of work experience in the design of applications that use Microsoft programs like the Visual Studio, Microsoft .NET framework, etc.

These certified professionals can then take up a number of technology and computer related careers such as software development and IT management. To know more about Microsoft Certifications like the MCSE private cloud training, MCSE server infrastructure training, MCPD, etc, contact Koenig Solutions or visit us at Koenig Solutions for further details.

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Getting to know the Big Data- Hadoop

Big data comes as a helping aidin crisis during Nepalese Earthquake! Oh yes… that’s true.

You will be taken abackto know that big data playedan important role in the Nepalese earthquake crisis- by extending data-driven help and support in connecting people who are outside country looking for their crisis- stricken relatives, family and friends thereby assisting  and getting aids for them.

Big Data refers to tremendously growingcapability of collecting voluminous data from a variety of sources and analyzing it to create useful insights throughthe computer algorithms. In today’s age where huge amount of structured and unstructured data is being generated by a wide range of internet enabled devices and machines, the major challenge is to store, process and manage data effectively and facilitating huge data retrieval seamlessly. The data analysis is the most sought practice in today’s world of highly competitive businesses. With voluminous data, organizations burn the candles at both ends to create useful business insights.

Hadoop- the most popular platform comes to rescues in such scenarios where big data needs to be dealt with storage, processing, retrieval and management of petabytes and exabytes of data.

Hadoop is an Apache project and an open-source framework that has been engineered to enable scalable, economical, reliable and efficient storage and processing capabilities for big data in distributed fashion. Hadoop provides scaling capabilities from single servers to large number of machines wherein every machine possess computation and storage capacities. On the application layer, the Hadoop library detects the failures and extends the high-availability of data despite relying on the hardware being used.

Ability of Hadoop to analyses the data stored in different machines and locations cost effectively and readily makes it more desirable. The concept of MapReduce that divides a query into small pieces and processing all these pieces in parallel makes Hadoop more powerful.

Hadoop Ecosystem

Hadoop ecosystem is comprised of HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System), Hadoop MapReduce, Hadoop Common and Hadoop Yarn. HDFS and Hadoop MapReduce are considered to be the main components of the Hadoop core. In this blog, we will discuss these two main components.

HDFS or Hadoop Distributed File System and Hadoop MapReduce has been developed in such as way that they can be co-deployed in a single cluster thereby facilitating the processing to flow to the data readily.

Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS)has been designed to run on commodity machines using the distributed file system design. HDFS is not only fault tolerant but also can store voluminous data across different machines. The machines storing the big data have not only low-cost hardware, the data files on these machines are stored redundantly to avoid the data loss in case of any failure. A command interface is provided for HDFS interaction. The cluster status can also be monitored to keep track of the data. HDFS supports the streaming access to the file system data so as to provide the quick data access and allows authentication and data permissions.

Hadoop MapReduce is data processing technique that divides the query data into several data chunks to process them parallely. The technique involves two tasks namely map and reduce. While map divides the data set into small data chunks of key/ value pairs, reduce intakes the input from map and processes these data chunks and combines these data chunks into smaller chunks of data. As the name implies, reduce is performed after map operation.

In our upcoming blogs, more will be discussed on HDFS and other Hadoop essentials.

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Hacking as a career- Do it the ethical way!

Hacking as a career seems dodgy! But that’s what the IT trends say. Richard Stiennon mentions:  “Spending on IT security is poised to grow tenfold in ten years.” (Ref. ). All organizations from small to huge are these days spending on the IT security measures thereby increasing the IT security vendors exponentially. India needs a minimum of 77,000 ethical hackers but currently India is producing only 15,000 per year as observed by Nasscom.

Although hacking is a cybercrime but ethical hacking is a process of checking the security measures of a company to make it fully penetration-proof. An ethical hacker is a legally appointed IT professional by an organization who penetrates the IT security of the company to analyze the opted IT measures thereby resolving any security issues. Ethical hackers are also referred to as “white hat hackers” and are skilled in networking algorithms and proficient in IT security measures.

How to become an Ethical Hacker

To become an ethical hacker, one should be good with the networking algorithms and must posses the knowledge of certain programming languages such as C, C++, Perl, Python, Ruby, Microsoft .NET and PHP. The following certifications needs to be achieved to be a Certified Ethical Hacker:

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) Penetration Tester (GPEN)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

Career Opportunities as Ethical Hacker

As a white hat hacker, one can opt to be:

  • Security Analyst
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology)


Ethical hacking is the most promising career these days and a survey shows that the average salary of a certified ethical hacker ranges from Rs. 119,846 to Rs. 1,080,000 as shown in the figure below.

Where to go for CEH

A lot many training institutions are indulged in imparting trainings and certifications for Ethical Hacking. Certified Ethical Hacking trainings are provided by EC Council in the industry and can be achieved from an accreditedtraining center of EC Council.

KOENIG SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. is a renowned name in CEH certifications. Partnered with EC Council for CEH certified trainings and other Ethical hacking trainings, KOENIG SOLUTIONS provides a cutting edge to the IT professionals seeking career in ethical hacking. Aspirants can register for a variety of IT security trainings in KOENIG including penetration testing, Forensic investigation, ECSA, CEH etc.

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Benefits of A CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Certification

A CCNA certification, received after completing related Cisco training courses like the Cisco ISE training, etc. is one of the most important and highly regarded IT Certifications world over through institutes like Koenig Solutions that offer Cisco training in India. Here are some of the benefits of the CCNA training and certification.

Employees and Employers both benefit from the Cisco certifications as they acquire valid skills through the process of certification. Some of the benefits of Cisco certification are enumerated below:-

1) Knowledge

It increases your knowledge and opens up your mind to limitless possibilities, all while understanding basic concepts. You must always strive to increase your knowledge and improve your skill set, through studying from books as well as real world experiences.

2) You get to put in a title in your name

After receiving a certification from Cisco, you will be able to use CCNA and other equivalent certifications with your name as a title in your resume as well as official business cards, etc. Cisco will also send a letter validating your experience and achievement.

3) Advance in your career

CCNA Certification that is preceded by Cisco training courses such as the Cisco ISE training increases your chances of a promotion at the work front so that you can move up in the hierarchy of your organization.

4) Increments in Salary

Certification leads to employers trusting you more and this eventually leads to an improvement in your salary. There are some employees who have also been given a 100% increase in their pay upon getting various levels of Cisco certification.

5) Respect from Peers and Seniors-

CCNA Certification commands deserving respect from your boss and other colleagues. This is especially true in the case of other recruiters who have healthy respect for Cisco certified potential job applicants.

These are some of the benefits of a Cisco certification that can be awarded by Cisco training institutes in India like Koenig Solutions. More details about these courses can be viewed on Koenig Solutions.

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Top Benefits of Using Lightroom 5

A lot of Photoshop users are unaware of the many advantages of Lightroom software from Adobe Photoshop. Here’s a little bit of information about Lightroom and its uses.

Here are some of the best advantages of using the Lightroom 5 software, which you can learn how to use by availing the Lightroom 5 training that is offered by companies like Koenig Solutions:-

1) Faster Access to your RAW photos

This software gives you a perfect way to view, organize and edit your photos. It helps you sort through thousands of photos without making it a tedious process. Lightroom links the photographs together to a catalogue file that records the changes made to the photos but still keeps them intact wherever they have been saved. This saves a lot of storage space and processing power on the computer.

2) It offers several ways to add Keywords

Keywords can be applied for easy sorting by importing photos, adding them to groups of selected images, applying them with the Painter tool. Keyboard shortcuts can be assigned to a set of keywords.

3) Geo-Tagging can be done automatically with Google Maps

Your photos can automatically be placed on Google maps in the map module, provided you are online. Specific photos can be easily located on the Google Map’s search engine and photos can simply be dragged and dropped into the map.

4) On Image Editing Tool

This can be used to make local adjustments on specific parts of photographs that makes adjustments look more effective and intuitive.

5) No Saving Required

Lightroom’s catalogue feature works in such a way that changes need not be saved and are automatically saved into the catalogue database without affecting the individual photos.

You can take full advantage of the Lightroom 5 and all its features but undergoing a Lightroom 5 training program at Koenig Solutions, which also offers other training sessions like Adobe CC Training, Adobe After Effects CS6 Training, etc. For more information visit Koenig Solutions or leave your query in the comments below.

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