IASA Perspectives Issue 4

Issue 4 of IASA Perspectives focuses on defining an architect and brings up one of the most common questions:  What is an architect (software, solutions, enterprise, infrastructure, et. al.)? I often ask this question during MCA boards and sometimes make it tougher to answer by asking how you would explain the role of an architect to…


Miha on MCA

Miha posted about his recent MCA board experience here.  I wasn’t on Miha’s board, but I was on boards that week with the four people who were and I imagine it was 80 minutes of tough questions. Like Miha, I walked out of my board second (and third) guessing myself.  I can’t believe I didn’t…

A Good Book

I listened to a good audio book this week:  25 Things to Say to the Interviewer, to Get the Job You Want: Being Qualified Isn’t Enough.  It’s a short book and an easy read / listen.  Most of the points the book brings up fall into the “good, old-fashioned common sense category”, which doesn’t appear…

MCA Application Deadline Approaching

I just spoke to the program manager for the MCA program and there are still a few spots left for applicants.  If you’re interested, please go to http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/architect and look at the details.  The deadline is a week from today (July 14).

Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) program

I’m still trying to catch up from being out all last week, serving on the MCA boards at the MTC in Austin. As usual, it was a great learning experience, but it’s also a grueling week and I’m way behind. I continue to be impressed with the level of skills the candidates and board members…


Hello World

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