Keep Clam and Carry On: open now for registration

The Windows Server 2008 MCITP betas (70-646 and 70-647) open on December 21, I think. And invites will go out right round then, so please keep clam. <update December 21> OK, prep guides are live and betas are open for registration now. If WS is your bag, baby, here is the invite information and you are welcome to…


FAQ from Server meeting

per your request, written questions from Wednesday’s Live Meeting, below. I’ve put them in some order but these are verbatim and not proofed and not spellchecked etc etc. Posting to help you guys plan ahead–the “official” info, all proofed and prettied, ironed and perfumed, is underway and will be available on in a few weeks. In the meantime,…


Speaking of Windows Server 2008

Don’t mind me, blogging my head off. I think you know that I work for MIcrosoft Learning, and you might know that the guy who runs Microsoft Learning is Lutz Ziob. Not too long ago he gave a spiel to press and other fancy types (like, you know, bloggers) about training and certification and Windows Server 2008. Here is a…


Server 2008 certification Live Meeting

Here is the recording I promised: (jump to minute 4). Tomorrow I’ll poast a summary and some FAQ from the meeting. In about 10 days, the slides and transcribed speaker notes will be posted on the MCP site for you all to download and use for user groups, or IT meetings, or on dates, or whatever….


December 5: Windows Server 2008 certification

I hope you can come to Wednesday’s Live Meeting. Please tell other people, too. Who should attend: Server-certified individuals (NT, 2000, 2003 or MCP) not certified but working with W Server would like to work with W Server! What we will talk about: Rob Linsky and Jim Clark, both from the certification team (product manager and product…


Firecracker Disco: WS2008 Betas

Are you sitting down, Windows Server sports racers? Here is the beta information (and live prep guides) for the three Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist exams, she says, with cautious enthusiasm, bracing for onslaught of questions and collective, beta-related panty bunching. Windows Server betas, sports racers. Good luck! The betas are open now until December 21 at Prometric…


Stop the insanity: SCCM and WS2008 beta exams

System Center Configuration Manager beta exam I think we’ll post the System Center Configuration Manager beta exam information (71-401) at the end of this month. In the meantime, you can check out the exam objectives on the 70-401 prep guide, which is live as of a few days ago. We talked about dates and process…


Nothing too fancy: exam guidance for WS2008

So many questions, understandably, about what you should do next, with Windows Server 2008 certifications on the horizon. Lots of “I have 2000, and want to get 2008 certified, what do I do?” or “I’m an MCSA wearing a cape, what exam is right for me?” Here is a little chart–bereft of bells, whistles, or officialliness*–that I’ve been using toward my own dark…


Home of Chicken and Waffles

70-648 and 70-649 are now live; commence 2008 upgrade frenzypalooza. I just tested it on the Prometric site and was able to nearly, just almost, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink register, so I feel confident telling you those exams are now live in English, worldwide. Prep guide for 70-648 Prep guide for 70-649 If you would like your beta results, “a source…


Don’t freak out, pls k tHX

There has been a name change to one of the MCTS certifications in development for Windows Server 2008. Wanted to let you know so you don’t start seeing another name floating around and freak out. The change is:  MCTS: Applications Platform, Configuring has been finalized as MCTS: Applications Infrastructure, Configuring, to tie in better with Windows Server…