a few bits

If you won’t believe me, for once, here’s the official news about the 40% offer i was on about earlier: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/offers/discount/default.mspx And, some of you have already noticed the Master registration is open, with some good new info you’ll want to check out about each of the programs. Check the registration page. And a few…


Price reduction on retiring exams (and VS/SQL upgrade exams)

Complete your Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD), Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), or Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) certification or upgrade your certifications to Visual Studio 2005 or SQL Server 2005 with a 40 percent automatic price reduction on retiring and upgrade exams. The price reduction is valid on: All exams scheduled to retire on…


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…


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…


Nothing New! Just More Official!

Here’s the microsoft.com page about exams retiring in 2008: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcpexams/status/examstoretire.mspx. Will look at your questions about this as soon as I get a second, here.


Heads up on 2008 certification exam retirements

…as announced in our March Live Meeting on server certifications, Microsoft Learning will be retiring a set of exams in one year (on March 30, 2008). The retirement list will be posted on microsoft.com later this month; in the meantime here is the info we shared in the Live Meeting, plus an additional set of exams from other…