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  • Blog Post: Holy HOLs, Batman! Get on the Batphone!

    Well, Phone Boy's been rather busy over these last 3 weeks, running the first alpha rotation of our OCS Master program. I'm sure he'll get on here soon and talk a bit about how it went (I had my review with the class today, and it sounds like we're off to a great, great start!), but I wanted to give...
  • Blog Post: 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 hand mark each paper and this was a painfully time...
  • Blog Post: Its Confirmed! There will be Microsoft Certified testing at SQL PASS Summit - Seats will be limited

    In a colloborative effort between Microsoft Learning IT, SQL Server Marketing, SQL PASS, and Advanced Certifications we will have a testing center, exam cram, and study hall at SQL PASS 2012! The facilities will be open for both pre-con days as well as during the entire conference. I have a limited...
  • Blog Post: You spoke - we listened! Lab Exam 88-971 scoring delays removed!

    Currently for the MCM SQL Server 2008 Knowledge Exam, there is a built in delay in the test taker getting their results. This is due to the fact that the exam was listed as Beta during publishing to Prometric. There is then a once a month rescored that occurs, with your results being sent to you in the...
  • Blog Post: Yup, I think these puppies will do the job......

    Just getting the labs checked over for the Exchange session which starts Monday and I recently got some new toys... I think 48 GB of ram, 16 cores and 2TB of disk per candidate server should be enough for a lab or two... don't you? I've got 16 vm's running, and still have 10Gb free. Of course,...
  • Blog Post: One Week Done, Only Two More to Go..

    For Exchange and SharePoint that is. Directory is now only two weeks long, so they are at the halfway point, and OCS is entering their final week. Busy busy right now. It's been a great week in my room, or at least, I think it has. CAS and Transport done, survey scores are in, and they are great,...
  • Blog Post: Intro and update from OCS Master rotation 1.

    As Per so amusingly noted I’m ‘Phone Boy’. That is to say that I am the PM that looks after the OCS Master program. I joined Microsoft three years ago and worked for some time in the UK in consulting services. After a short spell with the partner engineering team in the UC product group I jumped at the...
  • Blog Post: 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 for the program but also include a second set of...