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Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) - Preparing For The Review Board Interview Video Distilled

Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) - Preparing For The Review Board Interview Video Distilled

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Alik Levin    Review  board interview is the critical part of the MCA certification program. It is discussed in the Preparing for the Review Board Interview video. Below are the notes I have taken when I watched the video.

  • Key to success is no different of any other interview.
  • Before interview you should make yourself very familiar with the documents you submitted (resume, case study, presentation, skills template, etc).
  • You should be well prepared for  presentation.
  • Ensure presentation compliments the submitted materials/documents.
  • Practice the presentation.
  • Familiarize with competencies – show you mastered it.
  • The interview conducted by 7 people – practice and rehearse with friend, instruct them to make it hard for you, not harsh but be a tough crowd.
  • Ask to provide feedback.
  • When you asked a question you  do not know the answer – say you do not know it, do not try to make up the answer, chances one of the board members knows it well and you might only make it worse.
  • Ask clarifying questions.
  • Do not ramble – time is precious.
  • Relax – watch the videos, should not be anything new to you.

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