Microsoft Designs Certifications to Prevent Integrity of Own Program

dbmynx (from our TechEd Connect group) just reported a funny editorial miss in a resource book (apparently in Sybex MCITP Developer 2005 Database Solutions Design): "The new Microsoft certifications have been designed to prevent the integrity of its certification programs…’ This is the first I’ve heard of this new strategy, but I’ll check with Rob…

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I am a bad friend

If you missed the Certification 101 live meeting, you can watch the recording here. I’m sorry it took me so long to post this. We talk about: value and benefits of Microsoft Certification (IT pro and developer only) what the certifications are called and what your options are preparing for your exam after you’ve figured…

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.NET Framework 3.5 Certifications

If there is one thing you should know about Visual Studio 2008 certifications… it is that there are three things you should know. There are six MCTS certifications to choose from to show off your specific technology skill set. Three of those six can be earned today. There are three MCPD certifications to choose from…

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Certification Live Meetings

All in one place… here’s what coming up. Please help get the word out! T Windows Server 2008 Certification: From the Beginning  Let Us Help You Prepare: Cram for Your First Exam on Vista, Windows Server, or Visual Studio! .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 Certification Redmond CSI: Anti-piracy and Microsoft Certification Certify on Sharepoint…

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Have you taken exams 70-271 or 70-272?

Are you nice? Excellent. Check this out: MCP mentors is a cool new program some people around here are cooking up, through which our certified community helps others get started in IT. To participate in this pilot, it makes most sense if you are in eastern U.S. or Canada, so you’re in the same time…

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Tomorrow: Certification’s Palindromic Prime

Hi. Please remind your cert-curious friends and colleagues about tomorrow’s Microsoft Certification 101 meeting. Per wikipedia, "101" is not only a palindromic prime (well, obviously) but also a "beginning-level or basic course number… An example would be English 101, which may be a remedial English." This meeting is for people with no background in cert;…

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What do you think.

No, really, what do you think? My friend in our marketing team asked me* to post this. We are “looking for feedback from MCPs on Second Shot and certification. So not only those who took advantage of the offer but those who heard about it but didn’t act…” This survey has 12 questions, is all, would…

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Wee list of exams that will retire in 2009

Here is the list I’ve seen kicked around for exams that we’ll announce to retire in a year+ from now (to retire in 2009). We’ll include a notice in the MCP newsletter when it is published and official, but thought you might like to know what’s coming. Don’t hold me to this, please. Things always…

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I think you will like this.

Microsoft certifications for new technologies–in the MCTS, MCPD, MCITP format–will retire when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the underlying technology (Gerry posted this earlier). At retirement, your certifications will move to a ‘retired’ section on your MCP transcript, so you can show a full picture of your cert history. Here is the info on Microsoft.com…

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Certification 101

  At the suggestion and example of many of you good people, for example, our friend Wayne, we are hosting a Certification 101 Live Meeting in April. Certification 101: Getting Started with Microsoft Certification Audience: IT Professionals, developers who think they might like to get certified, but aren’t sure it’s right for them and/or aren’t…

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