We'll be hosting three Live Meeting 'cram for your exam' sessions to help new people get started. We've done this at TechEd before, and it seems like it goes really well.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
These are for people who have some familiarity with the underlying product (Vista, Active Directory, .NET development), not for someone who's never touched the stuff. A trainer will lead the sessions to help focus your studies for the exam, share tips and tricks, and get you motivated to finish up and take it. Certification veterans and new people are both welcome--but the focus will be for those less experienced in exam taking. What we will NOT be doing: reviewing actual questions, doing technology training, or providing any information that is non-disclosure-bound.
SPECIFICS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION
|Exam and prep guide||Exam 70-620: Windows Vista, Configuring||Exam 70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring||Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework—Application Development Foundation|
|Why take this exam?||Earn MCTS: Vista, a stand-alone cert or stepping stone to client and server MCITP certifications||Earn MCTS: Active Directory, a stand-alone cert and building block to WS2008 MCITP||First stop for all MCTS certifications on .NET Framework 2.0 or 3.5--backbone of developer certifications|
|Date (one session only)||May 20, 7:30 A.M. Pacific Time (What time is this in my region?)||May 21, 7:30 A.M. Pacific Time (What time is this in my region?)||June 11, 7:30 AM Pacific Time|
|Cram Session Registration||Register|
Anything else you need to know? I feel like I'm forgetting to tell you something about this. While I try to remember, I will tell you that I'm working from a coffee shop in my neighborhood today. It is very pleasant. I've invested in a croissant and a cup of coffee. Maybe I'll have a cookie in a bit, since this might be my last chance.* Bittersweet!
<update April 10>Here is what I forgot to mention the first time - these sessions are hosted via Live Meeting so you can attend from wherever you are! I updated the top of the post, too.
<update APril 14 - added reg info for 536 cram session>
*See earlier post on dangers of blogging