July, 2006

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    Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) program

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    I’m still trying to catch up from being out all last week, serving on the MCA boards at the MTC in Austin. As usual, it was a great learning experience, but it’s also a grueling week and I’m way behind. I continue to be impressed with the level of...
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    A Good Book

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    I listened to a good audio book this week: 25 Things to Say to the Interviewer, to Get the Job You Want: Being Qualified Isn't Enough . It’s a short book and an easy read / listen. Most of the points the book brings up fall into the “good, old-fashioned...
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    IASA Perspectives Issue 4

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    Issue 4 of IASA Perspectives focuses on defining an architect and brings up one of the most common questions: What is an architect (software, solutions, enterprise, infrastructure, et. al.)? I often ask this question during MCA boards and sometimes...
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    Miha on MCA

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    Miha posted about his recent MCA board experience here . I wasn't on Miha's board, but I was on boards that week with the four people who were and I imagine it was 80 minutes of tough questions. Like Miha, I walked out of my board second (and third...
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    MCA Application Deadline Approaching

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    I just spoke to the program manager for the MCA program and there are still a few spots left for applicants. If you're interested, please go to http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/architect and look at the details. The deadline is a week from today...
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