Developer training in Darwin in August

Got a note in may inbox over the weekend announcing some developer training happening in Darwin. I see Dave’s beaten me to it, but I’ll repeat here because I reckon it’s worthwhile encouraging these kinds of things especially in our more … regional … locations. There are four courses being run, some Microsoft Official Curriculum…


Upgrade your MCP for only $25 US*

I had a great response from the certification vouchers I gave out three months ago. Unfortunately I don’t have any more of those to give away, but Microsoft Learning have announced an offer that’s almost as good. If you’re a MCP and you got your last certification before July 1 2007, you can get a…

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Ramp yourself up with Ramp Up

I know, getting training budget is hard at the moment, but you really want to make yourself as employable as possible. Help is at hand (in fact, it’s only a mouse click away). There are, of course, a whole bunch of Virtual Labs you can do (for developers and for infrastructure people). There’s also a…


Want Help with that New Years Resolution? Take a Free* Certification Test

Update – Sorry folks. All these vouchers are gone. I’ll post again if I can get any more. First, Happy New Year to all!Community, Certification, News, Static News, Database Editorial, Smart Client Editorial, Web Development Editorial Anyone who’s followed this blog for any length of time knows I’m keen on the Certification Exams from Microsoft,…


Get twice as certified and help win your User Group $3000 worth of prizes

As some of you know, I’m a big fan of the certification system. Well, there are only 11 days left of MS Learning’s great offer to give you a free exam voucher for each MCP/MCTS credential you get before 31 May. You’ll need to prove you passed by sharing your MCP transcript. Here’s the skinny…


Visual Studio 2008 certifications demystified

Still catching up on my blogging, so this one’s a little old. The irrepressible Trika blogged about the VS2008 series of certifications and included a bunch of different paths through the tracks based on your current certification status. There’s also a link to a Live Meeting webcast about all this stuff. Check it out. Of…

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SQL Server 2008 Certification Live Meeting (APAC Friendly Time)

I was in a meeting today with Tania Netterfield and she shared some certification plans with me that I’m itching to announce … but I have to wait. In the mean time, Trika’s announced that they’ve rescheduled the SQL Server 2008 Certification live meeting. The second meeting listed below is at Midday on February 7…


VS2008 Certification Live Meeting – 24 Jan 2008

Via the irrepressible Trika: Microsoft Certification for Developers Join the Microsoft Certification team to find out what is new, and what you need to know, for your next step in developer certification. In this meeting, we will introduce our plans for Visual Studio 2008 training and certification, review the Visual Studio 2005 certifications, and have…


Wow, Now I’m MCPD!

Call me unusual, but I like doing the MS Certification exams. First, some history. My first exam was way back in 1999, when I participated in the beta program for the (then) new Visual FoxPro exams, 70-155 (Designing and Implementing Distributed Applications with Microsoft® Visual FoxPro® 6.0) and 70-156 (Designing and Implementing Desktop Applications with…