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  • Blog Post: 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% worth it. I attended the MCM Directory program...
  • Blog Post: ROI from MCM: A look back 6 months later.

    Hi All, I'm happy to share a little retrospective from another one of our Directory MCM's, Rob Silver , who wrote us the following just the other day. It's a great example of ROI / benefits from investing in the program that I hope more and more people are seeing out there. Hi Per/Ryan, Some...
  • Blog Post: Let's talk upgrades!

    Some people have been asking, and we've hinted some before. Although you won't get the 100% be all, end all answer here, there is some more info to share. The most recent question came from Triton.Deep over at the MCSE World forum . The question is: what's the cost to upgrade my Master cert when new...
  • Blog Post: It's Been a Busy Few Weeks....

    Just to say that it's been a bit quiet as we've been running Exchange, SQL and MOSS all at the same time and man oh man, it's hard work. But shortly I plan on blogging all about the rotation, name those that passed, highlight some highlights, that sort of thing. We had a brilliant time on Exchange, one...
  • Blog Post: Using MCM to differentiate yourself from the crowd, a.k.a. the fastest ROI on MCM yet!

    Ladies and gentlemen, Rob Silver just very recently completed his MCM training and certification in the Directory space (congrats!) . Here's his story / motivation on pursuing the certification, and the great results he's seen already. Rob - it's all yours... Using MCM to differentiate yourself from...
  • Blog Post: 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 the respondant have an MCM on staff. The partner...
  • Blog Post: 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 will use Active Directory, Windows Server 2008 and...
  • Blog Post: Testimonial from a SQL MCM (who doesn’t work for Microsoft)

    I was recently asked by a potential SQL MCM candidate if we could share testimonials about the SQL Microsoft Certified Master program from non-Microsoft employees Out of the 57 MCMs in the world, only 12 are not Microsoft employees (by the way – the numbers on our Meet the Microsoft Certified Masters...
  • Blog Post: What can we do for you?

    We're constantly looking to improve our programs, and knowing that these are tough times all around, we're more interested than ever in making these programs as useful as possible to you. The question, then, is: what can the Master programs do for you? What would you, and your employer, need to see from...
  • Blog Post: Lync MCM and an ROI of more than 730% - really!

    We recently published a case study with Unify Square that illustrates the value that an MCM certification (or in this case three of them) can bring in competitive situations. Obviously your own mileage may vary but there is one stand out point in this instance that I think is worth noting. The guys at...