Microsoft Learning announces Prometric as exam provider

Microsoft Learning (my group) has some ambitious plans in the arena of increasing the value of Microsoft Certifications. I.e. keeping pace with Microsoft technology releases and the industry, looking at ways to improve your test-taking experience, and protecting the integrity of your certifications*. In line with that, we have decided to partner with just one exam provider for…

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Home of Chicken and Waffles

70-648 and 70-649 are now live; commence 2008 upgrade frenzypalooza. I just tested it on the Prometric site and was able to nearly, just almost, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink register, so I feel confident telling you those exams are now live in English, worldwide. Prep guide for 70-648 Prep guide for 70-649 If you would like your beta results, “a source…

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Beta results for 71-646 and 71-647!!!

I do not have any information about beta results for 71-646 and 71-647!!! The live versions are due out in a few weeks (if you want to know exactly when, sign up here), and as far as I know no beta results have been posted yet. Hopefully they’ll be published sometime before the first week…

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Update: beta scores + transcript updates for Vista

Getting lots of questions on these topics so here is an update for those of you who took the first beta of 71-621 or 71-622 and did NOT take the 2nd version: You have not gotten score reports because they are still in process. Lame, I know, but a fact. Remember how we said we…

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New Dates for Vista Professional-Series (MCITP) Exams

Hi. New dates, below. For the background and info on the related beta exams, read the update to my last poast. I hope you guys know that we REALLY are not psyched about re-doing the betas… but we REALLY do want to produce good exams… so it has to be done. Thanks for your help and thanks for understanding!…

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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…

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MCSA, MCSE, and Windows Server Longhorn certifications

As promised, the link to today’s morning presentation: here. Here is a summary:  MCSA and MCSE are still the right certifications if you are working with WS2000 or WS2003. MCSA and MCSE will not retire. In one year, the WS2000 MCSA and MCSE exams will retire (that’s the exams, not the credentials); more news of this…

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An update for those of you who took beta exam 71-621 and/or 71-622

OK, so I finally have something new to add to the ongoing discussion about the Vista beta retakes. First of all, I am sorry it has taken us—that is the Microsoft Learning certification team—so long to work out how to make it right (or at least a little more right) for those of you who invested your…

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More on the Certified Master programs from me, Per, the program owner…

Hi All, As Trika pointed out we just announced the Microsoft Certified Master programs at TechEd (Press info on it here). Based on some great conversations I’ve been having in several places across this vast ole’ internet, we thought it’d be a good idea to consolidate some of the information, provide a bit more behind…

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news about MCDST–&gt;Vista exam 70-621

Two things: The info I have says 70-621 is still slated to go live on May 17, so in just a few weeks. I do not know anything more than you do about the beta results… In case any of you are wondering about the 40% discount on 70-621 for MCDSTs (we promoted this a while…

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