update on exam 70-540: Windows Mobile 5.0 – App Dev

An update on 540 (TS: Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 – Application Development) for those of you who are interested. The 71-540 beta (betas are always a 71- prefix) started in September 2006. The product planners (meet Howard) needed to extend the beta with a second wave through November, and as a result the exam live date…


One MSFT certification transcript… IS THIS TOO MUCH TO ASK?

Hi, Stefano. Thanks for your good suggestion about a unified certification transcript. This, in fact, should not be too much to ask. We (a cross-group team at Microsoft) are actually working on it now. I know I’ve seen the idea of Microsoft Office certifications (known as MOS), Dynamics (MBS), and MCP exams and certifications showing up on one transcript — to make…


Lower stress for cert exam takers: check out "Exam Insurance"

So today this new exam program launched “exam insurance” through which you pay a little more for your MSFT certification exam, then if you fail it you can take it again for free and if you pass it you get 25% off your next exam. I would tell you how much it costs… but it…


Developer certifications for Office 2007

For Office, there will be three MCTS level certifications for developers, each requiring 1 exam. MCTS is Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, which is the technology-series certification in the new format of certification. There is also a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) series that focused on job roles… but we won’t have any MCPD for office. I…


Muddling over Server Certifications…MCSE 2000? MCSE 2003? Longhorn Server?

At the Microsoft Learning booth yesterday at IT Forum (by the way, if you’re in Barcelona and you’re reading this, come by our booth in the Ask the Experts session… we somehow have a basket full of tiny cookies with MCP logos on them–really a ‘don’t miss’…) I got a lot of questions on what…


THIS JUST IN (actually, a while ago): Change to SQL2005 Business Intelligence Cert Path

Reminder/heads up that the exam path that was originally announced for SQL Server 2005 MCITP: Business Intelligence certification (431 + 446) has now CHANGED to 70-445 and 70-446–basically with 445 there is now a MCTS certification specific to BI. We announced this a while back in the MCP newsletter and it’s been updated on microsoft.com/learning,…


PPT from the ‘MCAD/MCSD to VS2005’ Meeting is available

Earlier I talked about the Oct 25 Live meeting about Visual Studio 2005 certs and how to get there from MCAD and MCSD… here’s the deck to review or share  http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/upgrade/default.mspx#STEP_02