Classroom course loot (OCS/Office 2007)

Check it:   “To help you get up to speed on Vista and Exchange 2007, Microsoft Learning has developed a great opportunity with participating training providers <our Certified Partners for Learning Solutions (CPLS)> on select courses.” From now until April 25, 2008, participating CPLS will offer a free copy of Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise Edition with…


Happy Birthday, Ken! (or, Office 2007 cert recording)

Recording of yesterday’s Live Meeting on 2007 Office System Certifications for IT pros and devs can be found here. Fast forward to minute 6:45 to skip all the introductory bits. Something I enjoyed in the meeting was when Rob starts to say “Microsoft folks” but instead came out with “Microfolks.” I zoned out and was imagining tiny, tiny workers rushing about,…


Prep guides for 2007 Office applications exams

Prep guides for the first few Microsoft Business Certifications I was mumbling about earlier are now live on, if you’d like to learn more about what is covered on these exams and get early training info. Note the “77” in the exam number to indicate that they are in the office worker, i.e. YT*, family of exams. OUTLOOK: POWERPOINT:…


Reminder: tomorrow’s meeting on technical certifications for 2007 Office System

In tomorrow’s meeting we’re talking about the IT pro and developer certs available and coming up for Office, so you can register if you want… we’ll talk about Office certs for: Live Communications Server Sharepoint <Server and Services…> Deployment Mobile Hosted Groove Performance Point dev tools I could go on. But there are better things to…


2007 Office System: Certifications for IT pros and developers

We’ve got registration open now for the April 18 Live Meeting to introduce/explain the IT certifications for Office 2007 (not to be confused with our new 2007 Office System certifications for office workers). Let me know if you have specific questions in advance of the meeting. In the meantime, you can check out the Office…


Business Certifications for Microsoft Office 2007

We have released new certifications (for Office workers) for MIcrosoft Office 2007… they are called Microsoft Business Certifications and are structured differently than the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications on Office 2003. The audience is still for people like me, who spend much of the day in Office apps, creating really, really fascinating PPTs and must-read Word documents. But…


A little something up our sleeve…Exchange, SQL05, Office cert Live Meetings

The next few certification-related Live Meetings we’re planning, below. This is supposed to be helpful for you guys, so if I’m getting it wrong, tell me what you’d rather hear about instead. Intro to Exchange 2007 cert paths (early February) Recap of SQL Server 2005 cert paths and upgrade from MCDBA (late January) Intro to…


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…


Vista, Office 2007, Exchange 2007 certifications preview (on MCP site)

If you have access to the MCP site, you can check out some basics on the upcoming exams and certs that will map to Vista, Office, and Exchange (“will” map because they won’t be available for a few months, yet).