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NEW: Microsoft Server Virtualization “Jump Start” training

NEW: Microsoft Server Virtualization “Jump Start” training

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Is this guy certified?CHEAP TRAINING!

“What?  Huh?  Cheap?  Training?”

Symon Perriman - If you’ve already watched the 8-hour virtualization JumpStart, you’re familiar with Symon Perriman’s easy-going teaching style. A Microsoft Technical Evangelist covering Virtualization, Windows Server, System Center and Private Cloud technologies, Symon is a recognized expert in high availability, failover clustering, network load balancing, storage solutions, mobile, domain and web services. Symon contributed to several technical books for clustering, virtualization and SQL, wrote technology articles for Business Today, and is the founder of Failover Clustering & Network Load Balancing BlogYes, I thought that would get your attention.  Due to the great response for past deliveries of this sort of all-day live virtual classroom training, Symon Perriman and Phil Helsel will be delivering two more full-day courses on Microsoft Virtualization.

Here are the details (UPDATED - Additional event in February!):

  • What? “Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start
  • When? Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 12pm - 8pm PDT,  Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 8am - 4pm PDT, or Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 12am-8am PDT (yes, early morning hours).
  • How? Live virtual classroom (online)
  • How much? $99 (includes an exam voucher valued at $150)

Phil Helsel, MCT, MCITP - A Microsoft Certified Trainer and senior technical instructor with Microsoft FAST University, Philip has a broad range of experience from working at TechNow, Oracle, FAST Search & Transfer, and Sun Microsystems to now teaching IT professional about Windows Virtualization and Enterprise Search. Over the past twenty years, he’s earned a MCT, MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2, CTT+, CISM, Security+, Network+, CCNA, and A+.“Wait.. it includes an exam voucher?  So I can pay $99, take this class, and then I have a voucher to take the certification exam?”

That’s right.  We’ll give you a voucher to use, and you will want to take the TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization certification exam to take full advantage of what you’ve learned and become a “Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization”.

See the Microsoft Certified Community Connection page for complete details.

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And don’t forget that if you want to get a leg-up on this stuff, you can freely download and evaluate Windows Server 2008 R2 w/SP1 and SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1, and build a pretty solid training environment on one or two PCs.

  • How long is the exam voucher good for? (How long do I have after the class to take the exam)

  • Unfortunately I don't know the answer to that.  Great question.  I would presume it will be a fairly sufficient time - like through June of this year.  Just long enough that you won't forget the content before you take the test.  :)

  • Q: What is the timeframe of the offer?

    A: This offer expires on May 31, 2012. All training sessions must be taken and the vouchers must be redeemed and exams taken by that date.

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