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Guest Post: Microsoft Office Specialist – SharePoint Importance
Sustained User Adoption is vital to ensure people using SharePoint remain productive and proactive. Pro-activity is key, since the reliance on SharePoint support will grow based – success breeds success; on solving user queries, meeting and solving business information and collaborative challenges using...
8 May 2013
SQL Server 2012 Common Criteria Certification
By SQL Server Team UK In February 2013 Microsoft received the Common Criteria (CC) certificate for SQL Server 2012 SP1 Enterprise Edition (English) x64 (Version 11.0.3000.0) at EAL4+ and compliant with U.S. Government Protection Profile for Database Management Systems, Version 1.3, 24 December 2010....
15 Apr 2013
Competition: Get Certified, Get Ahead & Win
By passing an MCP exam during the months of March, April or May 2013 you will be able to enter a prize draw to win one of the fantastic prizes below. What's more, if you pass another exam in a later qualifying month you can enter again (see terms and conditions for full details). UK weekend away...
11 Apr 2013
The Week that Was 24th Sept - 1st Oct
Last week was a week full of useful articles, hints and tips as well as insights into learning and training. You will find content from both our MVP’s, Microsoft Training Partners and the IT Professional community. Skills Development Roadmap - Choose your path to success Interview with Paul Sanders...
1 Oct 2012
Skills Development Roadmap - Choose your path to success
Whether you’re an experienced IT professional or new to the field, we have the training and certification path that will help lead you to success. Our classes are taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, so you can be confident that the lesson material is accurate, complete, and up to date. Great...
26 Sep 2012
Interview with Paul Sanders - the UK’s very first Private Cloud MCSE
Paul Sanders was the very first person in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region to pass his Private Cloud MCSE and we thought it would be good to track him down and find out a bit about how he prepared for the exams and the work environment that supported him in his learning and certification...
26 Sep 2012
Guest Post: SharePoint Training – the Whys and Wheres!
Geoff Evelyn is a SharePoint MVP, and likes to be known as a “Hands on” Technical Evangelist and works as a SharePoint Solutions Architect. He has published many articles, guides and books about SharePoint. With over 25 years of experience in information systems, he is a Fellow of the Institute...
25 Sep 2012
Offer: Get a Second Shot at your Certification Exams For Free
For a limited time, Microsoft is bringing back its popular Second Shot offer that gives you a free second chance to pass your certification exams. Microsoft has reinvented the IT industry’s most respected professional certification program to validate a deeper set of skills on the newest technologies...
4 Sep 2012
MCSE for SQL Server
I have to be honest I gave up getting certified before I joined Microsoft mainly because the exams didn’t keep up with the release of SQL Server specifically the Business intelligence exams. I then had the same problem as an evangelist I was working on the next release of the SQL or Windows Server. However...
31 Aug 2012
Jump Start your learning with this Video Series on Windows Server 2012
In case you missed the post on the Microsoft Learning site Born to Learn, we thought it would be good to draw your attention to the “ Windows Server 2012 Jump Start: Preparing for the Datacenter Evolution ” video series. Windows Server 2012 Jump Start | Target Audience & High-Level Overview • Designed...
2 Jul 2012
Get Trained and Certified in SQL Server 2012
The data explosion is happening at every level of the business: across devices, applications, and individual roles. Become certified on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and prove your knowledge and skills in designing, building, and maintaining the next wave of cloud-ready database and information solutions...
5 Jun 2012
The Week that was 21st - 28th May
We have had range of content that is just waiting to be delved into when you have a spare moment. If you’re into cloud content then this week is the week for you! Pop over to the insights video as it is perfect for you. Also it’s worth looking at out Cloud Ninja post as well which provides...
28 May 2012
How To: Become a “Cloud Ninja”–Skills to become a Master of the Cloud
Become a ‘Cloud Ninja’ and help lead your IT organisation to the cloud, by obtaining Microsoft’s new flagship certification, the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). These certifications recognise those IT professionals who have broad and deep skill sets across whole Microsoft solutions. The...
23 May 2012
2-4-1 Exam Vouchers: Get Current, Stay Current!
Until the end of June 2012, Microsoft Learning are offering IT Professionals the opportunity to maximize their investment in current Microsoft Certifications with a 2-4-1 offer on exam vouchers. When you purchase and take a qualifying exam for a current Microsoft product between April 11, 2012 and June...
4 May 2012
Announcement: Changes to Microsoft’s certification programme
Robert Chapman is CEO and co-founder of Firebrand Training . The fastest way to learn since 2001. Microsoft has announced a fundamental change to its certification program, heralding a ‘return’ for the MCSE, MCSA and MCSD certifications. New certifications Microsoft has introduced a set of ‘new’ certifications...
1 May 2012
Book of the Fortnight
The book of the fortnight is all about Exchange Server 2010. MCTS 70-662 Rapid Review: Configuring Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 Are you ready to take your MCTS exam? Assess your readiness for MCTS Exam 70-662 and quickly identify where you need to focus and practice. This practical, streamlined guide...
12 Apr 2012
What’s the Value of Microsoft Certification?
In this short video IT Professionals talk about their experiences with Microsoft Certification and how it has helped support both organisational and personal progression in the IT industry. For more information about Microsoft Certification and Certification Training, please go here .
11 Apr 2012
Innovation as a Strategy for Growth
The UK government generate an innovation report every year and I thought now would be a great time to share some insights from 2010 report. Along side the insights I’ve also put together some simple steps to help kick start your innovation strategy. Innovation drives economic growth - it has accounted...
30 Mar 2012
Free E-Book–Introducing SQL Server 2012
If you are looking to have a book on hand whilst getting to grips with SQL Server 2012 then you’ll be interested in the free E-book currently being offered by MS Press and written by Ross Mistry ( @RossMistry ) and Stacia Misner ( @StaciaMisner ). You can download the PDF version of this title here ...
28 Mar 2012
Event: Free Windows Server 2008 R2 & Hyper-V Bootcamp
This is a complimentary Windows Server 2008 R2 & Hyper-V - Virtual Exam Cram (70-659 ) designed to help experienced Microsoft Server Virtualisation professionals prepare for exam 70-659 TS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Virtualisation. Delivered in two days via 4 x 2.5 hour training sessions from 17th ...
26 Mar 2012
Despite the hype about out sourcing, offshoring and more recently the cloud, the IT Professional population in the UK is largely static at about 970,000. Any population of this size is made up of a wide variety of people from diverse educational backgrounds, and they don’t all have IT degrees or...
1 Sep 2011
Follow Career Factor - Real People. Real Stories
Career Factor is an online reality show based on the experiences of nine IT personalities. Each of our candidates have set a professional goal for themselves, and have invited you to follow their every step along the way. On their personal pages you can explore their backgrounds, learn from their experiences...
1 Mar 2011
Thinking about your career? Take a look at these offers on Microsoft certifications
There’s nothing like a new year to start you thinking about team or personal development and career moves. The kindly chaps over in Microsoft Learning just told me about these new certification offers: Buy a Microsoft certification pack with second shots and save up to 20% Microsoft certification packs...
15 Feb 2011
Microsoft is all in – a guest post by Andrew Fryer
When Steve Ballmer says “We’re all in the cloud” this should be viewed in the same way as when Bill Gates talked about “a PC in every home”. I could quote statistics on the investment Microsoft is making in the cloud or show you some cool pictures of containers in one of the data centres...
5 Oct 2010
Free 'second shot' exam retakes with Microsoft Certification Packs
Microsoft Certification Packs can help you achieve your certification, validate your knowledge, launch your career, or move to your next role. Purchase packs of two to five exams along with free 'second shot' retakes on every exam purchased, and save up to 20%.
20 Aug 2010
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