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  • Blog Post: More on the Certified Master programs from me, Per, the program owner...

    Hi All, As Trika pointed out we just announced the Microsoft Certified Master programs at TechEd ( Press info on it here ). Based on some great conversations I’ve been having in several places across this vast ole’ internet, we thought it’d be a good idea to consolidate some of the information, provide...
  • Blog Post: Free software with Windows Server 2008 classroom training

    Here's a dope new offer where you get free WS software if you take a certain WS2008 classroom course from our Certified Partner for Learning Solutions (CPLS). Here is where you can find participating CPLS and classes in your country or region. <URL updated on 6/19 thanks to Justyna who pointed out...
  • Blog Post: Cram session for 70-640

    Thanks for coming to the meeting. This recording is an exam objectives review (not a technical training) to help you understand, in depth, what the exam will cover and tips on how to prepare. Watch the recording Download the slides IF YOU ARE AN MCSA OR MCSE ON WINDOWS SERVER 2003, remember that you...
  • Blog Post: Recording from Windows Server 2008 Live Meeting

    Here is from the AM session with Rob: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/lmevents/view?id=msft042308lm&pw=ATT11530lm PM session with J: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/lmevents/view?id=msft042308lmpm&pw=ATT11531lm Same information, don't watch both of them. That's all I've got. <added...
  • Blog Post: Cram for your exams with Microsoft Learning (it's on the house)

    We'll be hosting three Live Meeting 'cram for your exam' sessions to help new people get started. We've done this at TechEd before, and it seems like it goes really well. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: These are for people who have some familiarity with the underlying product (Vista, Active Directory, ...
  • Blog Post: Get certified on Windows Server 2008

    As of last week, the Windows Server 2008 technology specialist exams are live. If you weren't on the "first to know" list to get the announcement when they came out, and are just hearing this now, from me, you are the "second to know." Second only to being first! Not too shabby. So...
  • Blog Post: Q&amp;A on Windows Server 2008 training

    A question and answer session with the general manager of Microsoft Learning was just posted, if you want to check it out . "... in the coming months we will launch a new testing experience based on the Windows Server Hypervisor technology. By leveraging our performance-based testing and the Hyper...
  • Blog Post: Most Poorly Formatted Blog Post Ever

    Things to report about Windows Server 2008 certification include: You (if you are an MCP) can go to the MCP site and download the full PowerPoint and transcribed presentation from the December 5 Windows Server 2008 Live Meeting to use for presentations, user groups, etc. Download PPT slides...
  • Blog Post: TKs for Ws2008 and writing articles for MSDN, etc

    Planned availability dates for training kits (TKs if you're nasty) coming out for WS2008 exams, below. As usual, these come out after the exams are available, for reasons explained by the Good Ken Jones in this post . If you are as interested in writing technical content as you are in reading it,...
  • Blog Post: A little something to tide you over

    And I'm not talking about a string cheese, if you know what I mean. And what I mean is, here is some information about WS2008 certification and books. 2008 EXAM NOTICES + A LITTLE SUGAR Because we're getting more and more questions about availability of the WS2008 exams, and because we're not always...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Server 2008 certification Live Meeting

    Here is the recording I promised: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/eventsnew/view?id=msft120507lm_am&pw=AET789&cn= ( 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Server upgrade exams

    Apparently the only two things I talk about are dumb hat slogans or 2003-->2008 transition exams. You are not alone if you are finding this increasingly tedious. But back to business: RE: Hat slogans , try this on for size. RE: Transition exams , the prep guides have been updated to (hopefully) provide...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 upgrades

    Transition exams 70-648 and 70-649 will be available fro MCSA and MCSE on Windows Server 2003 on October 29, not very far from now. There is training stuff available now and you should sign up for this Live Meeting. It will be fun. Live Meeting: Transition to Windows Server 2008 Certifications (WW) MCSA...
  • Blog Post: WS2008

    as you know, there are no windows server 2008 exams available yet. the first opportunity will be the transition exams for MCSA and MCSE on 2003--those exams will be live on October 29. If you are one of the many MCSA and MCSE on WIndows Server 2003 who want to take them right away, here is a reminder...
  • Blog Post: for those of you about to Rock, i salute you

    And by 'Rock,' i mean 'transition your skills from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008.' Here are two things of note: Number 1. If any of you registered for the 40% discount voucher to use on your transition exams from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 (that's 70-648 and 70-649 ), you...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 certification paths

    If you want to know what is coming for WS2008 certification, watch this Live Meeting recording: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/lmevents/view?id=msft061307lm_am&pw=ATT1065 . This is early info and can change - exams are built on the technology... and until WS2008 locks, our exam content is subject...
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