With all the turmoil in the job market right now there couldn’t be a better time to get certified. Certification can be that differentiator with your boss over who stays and who goes, can help you prove your skill set with potential employers and I know of more than one HR department that scans for those letters (MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, etc…) when browsing resumes. There are a lot of options and offers when it comes to getting certified. From the Second Shot offer, which allows you to retake an exam if you happen to fail, to the Are You Certifiable challenge, and more there is no end to options.
I was talking with Brian Bourne from CMS, a Toronto based consulting and training company, about their MCITP Bootcamp. One of the big challenges I found when obtaining my Windows 2000 MCSE was getting the knowledge I needed that matched the skills and experience I already had. The other challenge I had was with time. Time is always a limiting factor and while it would be great to take two months off to prep for the exams but that never went over well with management. After talking with Brian for a while that is exactly what the MCITP Bootcamp aims to solve.
The 10 Day Boot Camp will prepare qualified Microsoft professionals to earn the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator and MCITP: Enterprise Administrator certifications for Server 2008. Students will learn by doing through lectures, demos, labs and solid technical instruction that successfully reduces the 44 day certification to 10 days. The course takes place in September but space is limited.
· Pre-course reading and exercises
· Training, course content, books and hands-on labs
· 180 day access to all relevant MeasureUp exams.
· All exams needed for certification, along with free ‘Second Shot’ retake voucher for each exam if needed.
· All exams are written on-premise during the boot camp.
· All meals including breakfast, lunch & dinner
· Free Wi-Fi Internet in the training centre
I even managed to swing a $500 discount code for the bootcamp from Brian for our lucky readers, simply use the code MS09 when registering. And if you are a Software Assurance customer you can use your Software Assurance training vouchers against the cost of the course as well. Find out more here –> MCITP Certification Bootcamp