The Master Blog

Thoughts, info, and updates from the Microsoft Certified Master team.

September, 2009

  • Another RFP requesting MCM

    Further to the recent post on this from Per I was talking with a partner today who has made and continues to make considerable investments in OCS MCM for their UC consulting practice. They told me that they have also seen evidence of RFPs requiring that...
  • New benefit for OCS Masters - online labs!

    According to the visionaries the future is ‘all in the cloud man!’. Well, not to be out done we have just launched a new set of online labs for the exclusive use of certified OCS MCMs. These 4 new lab environments are based on the core labs that we use...
  • Just in case we didn't have the most awesome labs already......

    Over the summer things quieten down a little in the world of MCM and we get a chance to work on updates to the program, exams and labs. Over the past few months OCS MCM has joined the other MCM programs and moved its exams online. Previously I had to...
  • Mississippi leads the way: 3 MCM's a requirement in State IT RFP

    I think every MCM and 'MCM-to-be' out there should feel real good about this one. In short: the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services will be managing and reporting the use of Stimulus funds. To accomplish their mission the State...
  • New Exchange 2007 MCA's

    The last few weeks have been a bit hectic, but amongst all the things going on (including me going to Berlin to present at Tec2009 and follow the Twitterers here ) I had some people go through the MCA upgrade process, to upgrade their MCA's in Exchange...
  • MCM Directory ROI from a Student Perspective

    It’s great to hear positive results after someone attends one of our programs and recently we received such great feedback. Lucian Petru, a participant from the May 2009 Directory rotation, had this to say: Speaking of ROI...I can tell you it's 1000...
  • A new SQL Server 2008 MCM to announce…

    I’m very glad to announce a new SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master: Assaf Fraenkel , Database Architect and Principal Consultant, Microsoft . Assaf is a database architect working in Microsoft Consulting Services since 2000. He consults in...
  • Last week to register for the October 2009 SQL Microsoft Certified Master program

    Just a heads up that if you've been on the fence about registering for the SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master program - you have just three more days to do so (last registration day for the October rotation is September 18th). Remember that you'll...
  • Demand for MCM is Increasing...

    So I had an email from one of the self-employed Exchange MCM's this morning, and I won't directly name him, quote him, or his email, but the gist of it was this: (email from recruiter and I'm paraphrasing...) Our client has had difficulty finding the...