Excuse-me, I´ve just joined and I´m not listening.

This comment was just typed in to the Live Meeting question and answer panel (we’re in the middle of our 70-536 exam prep session with Susan Ibach): "Excuse-me, I´ve just joined and I´m not listening."

I believe the intent was "…and I can’t hear anything," but really it’s a great statement as written, applicable to most work meetings, family gatherings, political debates, and certainly all MSFT distribution list discussions. Excuse me, I’ve just joined. And I’m not listening. This is making me laugh out loud. Luckily, I’m very professional, so I’ve muted my phone. Susan accidentally called me Treeker earlier in the call, and that was enjoyable, too.

Oh, goodness.

Is anything funnier than a 536 exam cram?


PS I’ll post the link to this session and the slides tomorrow sometime, I’m on my way back to the MSL booth mini-desk at the convention center for now. In related news, Susan is excellent.

Comments (15)

  1. Coolpran says:

    Hi "Treeker"

    Thanks for the enjoyable 70-536 cram session.

    Your slides mention MeasureUp and SelfTestSoftware as the preferred partners for practice tests.

    But we have always been using Transcender at our company.

    Could you tell me if there is any specific benefit of using MeasureUp/SelfTest over Transcender?

  2. marco says:

    Idem. I joined by web meeting but ".. I was not listening (to)". "Your sistem is not supported" is the message on my W2003.Oh nooo. It was the first webcast. A good start, I thought. Then I looked for LM2007, downloaded, after installed it I was able to follow the remain. Maybe some ActiveX controls do not work properly on server systems.

  3. Bikey says:

    My friend and I thought u were cute. We weren’t listening either. 🙂

    So, is there anywhere we can download the presentation? 😀

  4. Doug Rees says:

    Coolpran, I believe Transcender and Selftest are actually the same company (Kaplan) and that the practice test questions are the same for either product.

    MeasureUp comes with the MSPress book for 70-536 but Im not sure if these are questions designed just for MSPress or the same as what you would get when you buy a MeasureUp test for 536.

    Please correct me if Im wrong anyone.



  5. Mayoorathen says:

    Hi Susan,

    Event was great! Learnt somthing!

    I was listening to the recordings actually, I was missed out some how!

    Ppl who missed out this session can login to this url https://www112.livemeeting.com/cc/eventsnew/viewRecordings

    Can enter your name and recording id (meeting id) and recording key (meeting key).

    After that can enter the microsoft email address and name where you got the key from.

    Atlast you will get a page to view the recordings.


  6. Niall M says:

    @Coolpran & Doug Rees

    One of the benefits of being a Gold Partner is that you can claim certain practice exams free on MeasureUp

    To do this do the following

    Browse to the following link


    (If the page displays a different notice, just click on the link again to see the correct page)

    Enter your partner ID (you can get this from your Partner site and also your information centre on the Partner site)

    Select the Microsoft Certification Program(MCP)

    Enter the number of vouchers you require. 1 is usually sufficient

    Enter the email address (preferably your company one)

    Click I Agree

    Click Submit

    It will then generate a voucher number which you can redeem by clicking on the redeem now in the Practice Texst Offer

    Follow the on screen instructions to log into MeasureUp

    Please note that not all exams are available!!!!

  7. Jake says:

    My browser is sitting on your blog…but I’m not reading it.  🙂

    It was cool meeting you yesterday!  Sorry if I mispronounced your name. 🙂

  8. Carolina says:

    Excuse me, which are the recording id (meeting id) and the recording key (meeting key)?


  9. Carolina says:

    I’ve found them:

             * Meeting ID:    msft061108lm

             * Meeting Key:  ATT11784lm


  10. Tx says:

    When can we get the slides and recording ? BTW it was a very good presentation. Thanks!

  11. Doug Rees says:

    I get "The requested recording could not be viewed. The recording ID or key may be incorrect"?

  12. coolpran says:

    @Doug Rees, @Niall M

    Thanks for your input.

    I will look at the free demo at MeasureUp

  13. trikah@microsoft.com says:

    I’ve posted the deck and recording here, in case you haven’t seen it yet! http://blogs.msdn.com/trika/archive/2008/06/12/70-536-prep-session.aspx  

  14. trikah@microsoft.com says:

    Jake ncie to meet you too

  15. trikah@microsoft.com says:

    Coolpran: the only two companies MIcrosoft works with to develop and approve test prep practice tests are MeasureUp and SelfTest… so that’s the benefit, the fact that you know Micorsoft endorses their materials. There are many other good providers, but we can’t recommend them one way or another (sounds stupid, but we really can’t). So you can use one of the two we recommend, or you can ask others in the certified community what they think of other options. YOu’ll probably get some good feedback about materials people like or hate or have reputations for being "dumps".