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JUST RELEASED: Server Virtualization Certification Exams 70-652!!!!
Are you using Microsoft virtualization technologies in your environment? Do you need/want to get certified on those technologies? Then take a look at the just released ( August 25, 2008) certification exam 70-652 TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring . We also have a single...
12 Sep 2008
Windows Server 2000 exams retiring March 31, 2008
On the subject of getting yourself ready to the "Longhorn" Server upgrade exams, if you're already Windows Server 2000 certified your best path to "Longhorn" certification is to take the upgrade exams to get you to Windows Server 2003. Exam 70-292: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft...
9 May 2007
Windows Server 2008 Upgrade Exams available at the end of October
It’s time to get ready to update your certifications to Windows Server 2008. The upgrade exams will be available on October 29, 2007. Listed below are the topics covered in the exam. If you want more drill down into the topics go to Exam 70-648: Upgrading Your MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to Windows...
17 Sep 2007
New Microsoft Certification for Students: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) available today!
Microsoft Certifications have helped many professionals start and advance their careers in the IT Industry. We wanted to offer students a similar ‘career springboard’ and today we proudly announce our first official certification designed specifically for students: the Microsoft Technology...
16 Jul 2010
Certification 101: Getting Started with Microsoft Certification
Are you interested in Microsoft Certifications but aren't sure where to start? Then you might want to join us for one of these Certification 101 webcasts. Who's the Audience? IT Professionals, developers who think they might like to get certified, but aren't sure it's right for them and/or aren...
13 Nov 2008
Time to Upgrade your MCSE to the new MCITP Certifications
If you're currently an MCSE on Windows Server 2003 and like to keep up-to-date on your certification you should look at the NEW certifications available from Microsoft. If you're already an MCSE 2003 you only need to take this exam: Upgrading Your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 ....
2 Aug 2008
Get up to 25 percent off select Microsoft Certification exams
If you’re looking at catching up on your certifications, this is a deal you might not want to miss. Until December 31st 2009, or while supplies last, you can get up to 25% off Microsoft certification exams. For a full listing of exams that have 15%, 20% or 25% off click HERE or on the image...
20 Nov 2009
Just Announced - Beta Exam 70-403: TS: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuring
The latest System Center Beta exam has been announced and registration will start on September 23, 2008. Exam period runs from September 30, 2008– October 24, 2008. This is a great opportunity to test your knowledge and get certified on this member of System Center family. For...
19 Sep 2008
My Microsoft Certification Exam Taking Methodology….. for what its worth :-)
I was at a user group meeting last night and the topic of certification came up. I mentioned I had a post where I discussed how I approached taking Microsoft certification exams. After the meeting I searched my blog for the post and realized that it wasn’t easy to find as it was part...
26 Jan 2011
Interested in whats on the horizon for System Center Certifications?? Sign-up for one of these webcasts!!!
For those of you that manage IT infrastructure and want to maintain your certification in the Systems Management area, register for one of these webcasts (same webcast, different times) that discuss the future System Center certifications. Session 1: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 7:30 AM Pacific Time...
2 Oct 2007
Are You Certifiable?
Fun and certification? An oxymoron? Not at all!!!! Are you looking to test your expertise? If you’re an IT pro or a developer considering certification, or if you simply want to sharpen your skills, then you may be interested in checking out “Are You Certifiable?”, a new online...
6 Feb 2009
Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start
Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start This 1-day online accelerated Jump Start training presents fundamentals and skills necessary to pass Exam 70-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization, and thereby earn a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS...
5 Dec 2011
MS Press Self-Paced Training Kits to help you get your MCTS and MCITP Certifications
I did a post last week about the NEW MCTS and MCITP Certifications. It occurred to me that you might want to know what MS Press books are available to help you prepare for the tests. Just click on the book icons below to get on the specific training kit. And the big daddy of them all, the complete...
3 Aug 2008
New Horizons Offer for Microsoft Partners to Get Certified to Meet Requirements of the Microsoft Partner Program
Many Microsoft Partners have to get more of their staff certified on MS products to meet the new higher requirements of the Microsoft Partner Program. Our friends at New Horizons (Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions) just put this great offer together to help fellow partners build the...
14 Oct 2010
Exam 70-681: TS: Windows 7 and Office 2010 Now Available
If you've been deploying Windows 7 and Office 2010 with Microsoft tools like the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and the Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 then you've probably picked up enough experience and knowledge to take this new certification exam, Exam 70-681: TS: Windows 7 and Office...
7 Oct 2010
Certification: Exam # 70-680 - TS: Windows 7, Configuring
If you’re interested in certification and Windows 7 then you’ll probably be interested in this exam. I was one of the fortunate ones to be able to take the beta exam back in May. If any of you have ever taken a beta exam, you know they’re quite long and you do not get the instant gratification, or disappointment...
10 Jul 2009
Just Added!! Two More Dates for Virtualization Exam 70-659 Training
******************************************************************************** UPDATE!!! Click here for the January and February 2012 Classes ******************************************************************************** Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start...
7 Oct 2011
Another SQL 2008 Beta Exam: 71-433 TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development
Are you a SQL Server 2008 database developer? Then you might want to look at taking this beta exam. Registration opens up September 19th and the actuall exams must be taken between September 22, 2008– October 10, 2008. Go to the Beta Announcements blog for more details!...
19 Sep 2008
Time to take the Beta Exam: 71-653 TS Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring!!
Yes folks!! Another beta exam opportunity!!! If you're an SBS specialist and want to get a head start on your peers, then take the Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring beta exam. What do I need to know for this exam? Go to http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exams/70-653.aspx...
23 Aug 2008
Virtualization Exam 70-659 Training
******************************************************************************** UPDATE!!! Click here for the January and February 2012 Classes ******************************************************************************** New Jump Start! Microsoft Server Virtualization -- Get Certified! Microsoft...
22 Sep 2011
Longhorn Certification is coming soon!!! Get a jumpstart on it!!!
Are you Windows Server 2003 cetrtified yet? What are you waiting for?? Get certified on Windows Server 2003 by June 30th, 2007 you'll be able to get a 40% savings voucher for the Longhorn Upgrade Exam!!! Need help getting certified by June 30th? Go here for Information and training offers to help...
9 May 2007
Are you a SQL Server 2008 BI guru??? Then you need to take this new Beta Exam!!
Yeah, I'm pushing certification again, although in this case I won't be taking the exam as I am so not a SQL guru. But if YOU are and you want to test your skills, as well as help guide the resulting final exam, then show your worth and take this beta exam. Sign-up before September 10th, 2008!!! You...
20 Aug 2008
Certification: Register for the Beta Exam 71-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring – Registration opens April 27th
I know many of you are interested in keeping your certification up-to-date. What better way to do this than to take the Windows 7 beta exam and be one of the first to get certified in Windows 7!!! Registration doesn’t open up until April 27th and the exam period runs: May 5, 2009– May 18, 2009. ...
20 Apr 2009
eWeek Article: 10 Steps Techies Should Take to Keep Their Jobs in a Financial Meltdown
I thought in the current economic climate this article has some good pointers, although I'm not sure I'd agree with all of them. I'd like to add some other steps you might want to take if you're a Microsoft Technologist: KNOWLEDGE: Have you updated your knowledge to latest release of whatever you...
15 Oct 2008
Microsoft Cloud Services: Training and Certification
The cloud is coming and you need to get ready for it!!!! According to IDC Predictions 2011** "80% of new software will be available as cloud services; by 2014, over one-third of software purchases will be delivered through the cloud." That being the case, whether you’re a...
16 Mar 2011
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