There's been a ton of interest in the Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Challenge online peer study group! "Early Experts" provides a series of monthly Knowledge Quests and an online peer group for IT Pros that are preparing for the new MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification exams. You can find more details about the "Early Experts" Challenge at http://earlyexperts.net.
NEW! Monthly Study "Jam Sessions"
To provide a deeper study group experience, several IT Pro user groups located in the US Heartland are also organizing monthly study Jam Sessions on the Third Thursday of each month beginning September 20th. These monthly Jam Sessions provide an in-person opportunity for you to network with other IT Pros that share the common goal of Windows Server 2012 certification and share study tips. At each monthly Jam Session, we'll review the study topics targeted to-date, share questions and preview the upcoming study topics for the next month. If you are located in the US Heartland, please use the links below to register and attend a local Jam Session ...
MICHIGAN - Southeast Michigan IT Pro Users Group
OHIO - Akron Canton Chapter - Association of IT Professionals (AITP)
OHIO - Dayton Networking Professionals Association (DaNPA) Technical SIG
[ Please check back as we add new Users Groups to our list! ]
It's not too late to become an "Early Expert" ... Join us!
This month, we'll be reviewing introductory materials and getting started on the first set of study topics for Exam 70-410, Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012. To begin preparing for our first monthly Jam Session, you can start the "Early Experts" Apprentice Quest online at http://earlyexperts.net to gain a technical overview of what's new in Windows Server 2012 and setup your own Hands-on Study Lab.
Is your User Group interested in hosting a monthly Jam Session?
Do you have an IT Pro User Group or Community located in the US Heartland? Contact us for details on how you can host a monthly Jam Session for your members too!
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Keith Mayer is a Principal Technical Architect at Microsoft, focused on helping ISV partners leverage the Azure cloud platform. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of customers and partners worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Azure, Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint, SQL Server and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
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