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  • Windows Server 2008 Certification: From the Beginning 
  • Let Us Help You Prepare: Cram for Your First Exam on Vista, Windows Server, or Visual Studio!
  • .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 Certification
  • Redmond CSI: Anti-piracy and Microsoft Certification
  • Certify on Sharepoint
  • System Center and Virtualization Certifications
  • SQL Server 2008 Certification

Upcoming meetings: More info and registration links

clip_image001Cram for Your Certification Exam: Let Us Help You Prepare! (Worldwide)

In this one hour, free, Live Meeting session, a top Microsoft Certified Trainer will help you prioritize your studies and provide the tips and resources you need to let you walk in to your exam—one of the three most likely starting points for a client, infrastructure-focused, or developer certification path—with confidence. Appropriate for customers with 6+ months experience on the technology being tested. Focus: first-time test takers; already-certified professionals welcome. Attend this session to get you started in your learning path, or to supplement your product experience to pass your exam. We will cover:

· Review of exam objectives and pointers to study materials, · Lessons learned from a trainer who has passed this exam, · Registration step by step, · Test day check-list and tips

Cram for Exam 70-620: Windows Vista, Configuring on May 20, 2008 at 7:30 A.M. Pacific Time (What time is this in my region?)

Cram for Exam 70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring on May 21, 2008 at 7:30 A.M. Pacific Time (What time is this in my region?)

Cram for Exam 70-536:.NET Framework, Application Development Foundation on June 11, 2008 at 7:30 A.M. Pacific Time  (What time is this in my region?)

Windows Server 2008 Certification: From the Beginning (Worldwide)
Ready to get certified on Windows Server 2008? Now that all five exams—and two upgrade exams—are available worldwide in English, it is time to get started on your studies. You can read about your options online, and then join us for a review of exam roadmaps, study resources, and a question-and-answer session with the certification planning team. Click to register for:

.NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 Certification
In this 45 minute live meeting with the certification planners, we will introduce the certifications available to help you show off your skills on .NET 3.5, making you stand out with employers looking to make the most of Visual Studio 2008 and related tools. We will outline the exam roadmaps so you understand your path to certification, and provide pointers to the training and resources that will help you pass your exams and certify on Visual Studio 2008. We will also explain the upgrade paths from Visual Studio 2005 certification. This meeting will be offered twice to accommodate worldwide calendars, to register for:

Redmond CSI: Anti-piracy and Microsoft Certification
Certification fraud is big business and a serious threat to the value of Microsoft certification exams. Cheaters, braindumps, and sometimes even the actions of your well-intentioned peers can damage the reputation of your hard-earned Microsoft credential. Come to this session to learn what Microsoft is doing to protect your certifications from braindump providers, proxy test-takers, and score-report fakers. You’ll hear how technical innovations in the exams themselves, our piracy teams, and YOU are helping to reduce cheating in the world of Microsoft certification. This meeting will be offered twice to accommodate worldwide calendars, to register for:

Certify on Sharepoint
Seems like everyone is asking about Sharepoint Server and Sharepoint Services these days—consider earning an Application Development or Configuration certification and stand out to organizations looking for expertise in deploying and using this new collaboration technology. Audience: IT professionals and developers who work with Sharepoint Server or Sharepoint Services, or intend to in the near future. This meeting will be offered twice to accommodate worldwide calendars, to register for:

System Center and Virtualization Certifications
In this 45 minute live meeting with the certification planners, we will introduce the certifications available to help you show off your skills on System Center—and introduce our plans for certification supporting your virtualization skill set. We will walk through the exam roadmaps so you understand your path to certification, and provide pointers to the training and resources that will help you pass your exams and certify on System Center technologies and the latest in virtualization from Microsoft. This meeting will be offered twice to accommodate worldwide calendars, to register for:

SQL Server 2008 Certification
In this 45 minute live meeting with the certification planners, we will introduce the certifications available to help you show off your skills on SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence, Database Development, and Database Administration – to help you stand out with employers looking to make the most of their SQL Server 2008 investment. We will walk through the exam roadmaps so you understand your path to certification, and provide pointers to the training and resources that will help you pass your exams and certify on SQL Server 2008. We will also explain the upgrade paths from SQL Server 2005 certification. This meeting will be offered twice to accommodate worldwide calendars, to register for: