Cougar certification

I get asked a lot about Cougar/Small Business Server certifications. A good gentleman from the SBS team heard one of said questions in a recent Live Meeting, and sent me the Q&A below… I’m sharing it here to help inform those of you who, like me, could use a little schooling on what Cougar is all about. The…


Project and Project Server 2007 certifications

Did I already poast this? I don’t think so. You can learn about Project and Project Server certifications for IT professionals here: MCTS: Managing Projects with Microsoft Office Project 2007 MCTS: Enterprise Project Management with Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 MCITP: Enterprise Project Management with Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 And background info can be…


SQL Certification Live Meeting February 6

You are invited to attend a SQL-certification Live Meeting, now scheduled for February 6. As I said earlier, this is a re-re-scheduled meeting… confidence level is high that we’ll show up this time. If you registered before, you should not need to register again – just mark your calendars for February 6 and you’ll get…


Trainer-related info

I’m sure you MCTs have seen this stuff elsewhere, but just in case… info shared with me re: MCT Awards and MCT Forums/Favorite MCT at CertGuard, below. —- The MCT Awards program provides MCTs with tools to drive more training and exam-taking activity through the CPLSs.  MCTs who participate in the program can distribute vouchers for a one-time…


a little holiday w00t

YT is heading off for a week of snowy, Great Northwest holiday-ing, as appropriate for many of us this time of the year, in this neck of the woods. In the spirit of a little holiday w00t, I thought you’d enjoy update on our Senorita banana, who seems to be acclimatizing nicely to some of our class-act celebratory…


learning plans

Last year Microsoft started offering “learning plans,” basically a tool to help you easily find technology tips/study materials in one place. Not necessarily tied to certification, but that too. For example, there is a learning plan for implementing high availability w/server 2008 and one on troubleshooting Exchange 2007 servers and on and on for very specific things. Then there are learning plans…


Damn, here we go again*

If you have earned one of the following certifications and have not yet been able to order the corresponding welcome kit or certificate from the MCP site, that is because those materials are in development with our fulfillment centers, as you might have heard already. I’d like to acknowledge Darrell’s apt summary of the situation, as…


Betas for Windows Server 2008 MCITP

Codes and info added to this post:


SQL Server 2008 Live Meeting Put-off-a-thon

We pushed back the SQL LIve Meeting (if you were registered, you hopefully got a notice along those lines) AGAIN, partially because I didn’t have my act together, and partially because we didn’t want to waste your time with a meeting if we didn’t have enough to say. The SQL certifications are many months off, so…


Keep Clam and Carry On: open now for registration

The Windows Server 2008 MCITP betas (70-646 and 70-647) open on December 21, I think. And invites will go out right round then, so please keep clam. <update December 21> OK, prep guides are live and betas are open for registration now. If WS is your bag, baby, here is the invite information and you are welcome to…