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  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 certifications

    Speaking as one to another... (sorry, I don't have any other cool place to show off my Windows 2008 certs and cool button from the Microsoft Certification Logo Builder ), I just heard from Trika that you can sign up for notification as to when the new Windows 2008 certs go live here: http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: MCITPing it with W2K8

    If you are a certification junkie like me, you have been anxiously awaiting information on the last of the Windows 2008 Certification Exams that replace the venerable MCSE. Information on the Technical Specialist exams has been available for a while, but as Trika notes, there is FINALLY INFORMATION posted...
  • Blog Post: Access Our Internal Knowledge Base

    Pretty cool benefit of becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional ... From the MCP Blog : Internal Knowledge Base Access – Folks, this is the benefit that I’m most excited about. It’s time we started treating our MCP community as part of the Microsoft family and start providing you folks some important...
  • Blog Post: What's the best way to become certified?

    There are a million different resources out there, from MSLearning to Exam Cram books, to MSPress books , to sites that provide exam questions word-for-word (making the value of the certification worthless to those that cheated to pass). The Microsoft Learning site is probably a good place to start for...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Certification LiveMeetings

    Courtesy of Trika on the Certification team: With the myriad of new Microsoft products that were recently released and the follow-on certifications that come with these changes, I wanted to make sure that you were aware of the corresponding certification changes and additions that are being planned....
  • Blog Post: Free E-learning for Windows Server "Longhorn"

    The price is right! Take some training on Longhorn while you are downloading from the link in my last post . Collection 5934: Introducing Microsoft Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn" (Beta 3) In this online collection composed of four clinics, you are introduced to the new features and functionality...
  • Blog Post: 2008 Certification Posters

    I was playing around with Trika's skydrive (wait a minute, that sounded better in my head)... and see that she has uploaded three very nice looking posters showing the various courses, tests and certifications available for SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and Windows Server 2008. Apparently she...
  • Blog Post: Free Security Courses

    I was just browsing the IT Pro course catalog over at http://www.microsoftelearning.com , and noticed that there are a TON of free courses relating to Security. There are some non-security free courses as well (related to SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008, and a few others), but the price is sure...
  • Blog Post: Get Certified on Windows 2000 while you still can!

    If you are just getting started on some Microsoft Certifications, you will definitely want to take a look at the new generation of technology specific certifications , or at the Windows 2003 MCSA/MCSE track . If you have started the Windows 2000 track (and just haven't gotten around to finishing up your...
  • Blog Post: Learning Plans

    One of the greatest parts of working at Microsoft is being able to learn of all the cool things we have to offer (many of which are available externally). Some of them, however, I learn about from external sources (such as other Microsoft Blogs). I consider myself to be fairly well-versed in all of the...
  • Blog Post: Best Practices

    It's always a good thing to stand on the shoulders of giants, and implement technology in a way such that you take advantage of the experience of others.  If only someone collected all of these... er... "Best Practices" into one place!  Today, I will share the Microsoft Best Practices...
  • Blog Post: CISSP® Baby!

    In my Inbox today from (ISC)2 : Congratulations! It gives me great pleasure to be the first to address you with the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) designation! Based upon your examination results, a review of your application and acceptance of your endorsement, the (ISC...
  • Blog Post: Certification Bonanza!

    The following information is courtesy of Trika... Make sure to visit her blog to learn how you can get your Windows Server 2008 certifications for free (I've signed myself up!) Upcoming Meetings (details and registration links below) § December 5: Windows Server 2008 Certification § December 12: SQL...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Certifications

    The SharePoint 2010 Certifications (both for IT Pros and Developers) both go live on Monday. For IT Pros: Exam 70-667 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring Exam 70-668 Pro: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator For Developers: Exam 70-573 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 - Certified IT Professional Beta Exam Codes

    You are invited to take the following beta exams. 71-646: PRO: Windows® Server 2008, Server Administrator counts as credit towards Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator 71-647: PRO: Windows® Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator counts as credit towards MCITP: Enterprise Administrator...
  • Blog Post: MCP Mentor

    Just saw the following on Trika's blog .  GREAT opportunity to share your technical/certification knowledge with others!  Signing up right now... Check this out: MCP mentors is a cool new program some people around here are cooking up, through which our certified community helps others get...