Developer Cert Update

I’m a slacker, I know.  However, I have been a little busy getting ready for our next fiscal year of exams.  So that’s my excuse.   Monday, July 12th is the day for the live release of our new Microsoft SharePoint 2010 exams.  All four will release at the same time, two developer exams 70-573 (TS)…

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More VS 2010 Beta Seats Available

OK, you asked for it.  We responded. The absolute best that I can do is to open up 150 more seats for each exam. Same beta codes. Register now as this will be the only increase that will be authorized. By the way, thanks for this awesome response in registering for these exams.  Best of…

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Free Certification Exams

<warning> This is a long post </warning> Want to see if you’re ready to develop for the Azure platform?  Do you have what it takes to create Web apps using ASP.NET, JavaScript, AJAX and Silverlight?  What about desktop apps using WPF?  Perhaps you’re the service developer using WCF or maybe you’re good at data access…

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Microsoft Certifications: Where Do I Start? (A Series)

I am kicking off a series of posts today that are designed to address your questions around getting or updating a Microsoft certification.  The series will follow this outline; 1) I’m new to Microsoft certifications.  Where do I start? 2) I am already certified as an MCSD or an MCAD but I want to upgrade. …

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Blog Title Change

It’s time to put my petty complaints, personal thoughts and ideas on another blog and make this an official Microsoft Certification blog. As a result, I have changed the title of the blog to better reflect the content that will reside here moving forward.  I also pledge to update and post in a more frequent…

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.NET 3.5 Beta Exams Extended

That’s right, we have extended the betas for 3 .NET exams.  We are looking at getting more candidates to take these exams to ensure adequate data for analysis before they are released in their live versions. I know that these technologies listed below are new and that not many people are using WPF, WCF or…

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SQL Server 2008 Certifications Make My Head Hurt

Well, at least trying to decide the certification story.  I haven’t taken the exams for 2005 yet, let alone 2008. SO, early thoughts on where the SQL story might go are causing some churn, concern and heartburn.  Be that as it may, I am considering, note I didn’t say creating, the following story.  Tell me…

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Take a .NET Beta Exam Today!

That’s right, we have extended the betas for 3 .NET exams so you have an opportunity to register for, and take the following: Please note the following restrictions before attempting to sign up:  1) Not available in China, India or Pakistan 2) There is no guarantee of a seat so register early. 1. 71-502 TS: Microsoft…

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Calling All C++ Developers

Ok, that’s sort of like a marketing thing where I put a headline out there just to get you to read my post.  Sorry, but I have a very serious question to ask you and I need your feedback. For those of you who are developing using Microsoft’s Visual C++ in either version of Visual…

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.NET Languages and Certifications

Traditionally, we have created exams with development language support for Visual Basic, C# and C++.  A recent revelation if you will, of the 70-502 WPF exam, showed that not all technologies support all 3 languages.  There is no designer support for WPF in Visual Studio 2008 when it comes to C++ projects.  Apparently there won’t be any…

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