Microsoft Certified Architect

News and thoughts on the Microsoft Cerified Architect Program

July, 2006

  • Microsoft Certified Architect

    MCA review board

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    Readiness I tried to prepare for the board review couple of weeks before but with no guidelines or specific topics this is impossible task. I focused on reading as diverse material as I could find: Gartner slides from the last ITXpo, Business trends reports...
  • Microsoft Certified Architect

    What questions to expect?

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    So, you want to know what the MCA review board will ask? Instead of giving you the battery of answers, let me instead explain the different cognitive levels that the IT architect has to demonstrate to the board to pass the review. (The taxonomy used is...
  • Microsoft Certified Architect

    The value of MCA certification

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    These days all progressive IT firms recognized that many technically gifted people have no desire to enter the management chain. As an individual contributors they are more valuable, more motivated and often better paid than management. Don’t get me wrong...
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