Lifecycle of new generation certifications

Hi. It’s me, Trika. One of the selling points of the “new generation” certification program we keep harping about is currency. In a nutshell, the intent of the new program is that an employer or project manager can look at your Microsoft certification and know you are up on a specific Microsoft release and/or role best practices. The idea here is to increase…

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Q. Will there be a training kit for MCDBA upgrade exam 70-447?

A. No. We’re not currently planning a Training Kit for the upgrade exam 70-447. But all the objectives for this exam are covered in the Training Kits for exams 70-443 and 70-444. You can purchase both these books separately or as part of an MCITP DBA bundle, along with the 70-431 Training Kit, for a…

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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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Vista Exam 70-620 (TS: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuring) is live

Check it, you can register for 70-620 now. Here’s the prep guide. http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-620.mspx This is the core Vista exam (affectionately known as ‘big vista’) that, when passed, earns an Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification…which is the foundation or pre-requisite for Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Support or MCITP: Consumer Support. For those of you…

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SQL Server 2005 Certifications: MCP Live Meeting on January 23

Registration links for the SQL cert live meeting are now live, feel free to pass this on. Join this English-language Live Meeting with the Microsoft Certification team for a detailed explanation of the MCTS and MCITP certifications released last year for SQL Server 2005 DB developers, DBAs, and Business Intelligence. You’ll have a chance to ask questions…

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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,…

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