Early Experts Study Guide for Microsoft Specialist Certification Exam 70-534, Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

  Disclaimer: This exam study guide is not intended as a replacement for formal training on Microsoft Azure. This exam study guide is intended as a study reference tool to assist experienced architects with preparing for Microsoft Specialist certification via Exam 70-534, Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. Exam 70-534 is one of three exams that can…


Step-by-Step: Build a FREE SharePoint 2013 Dev/Test Lab in the Cloud with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

RECENT UPDATES: This Step-by-Step Guide has been leveraged to define a new Windows Azure Deployment Planning Service ( AZDPS ) for Microsoft Partners and Customers: Implementing Develop and Test Scenarios on Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Customers can now engage authorized partners for planning and delivery of this solution AND customers with Software Assurance ( SA )…

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Best of TechEd 2013: Getting Certified as MCSE Private Cloud or MCSE Server Infrastructure

This week at our annual Microsoft TechEd IT Pro conference, there’s a huge concentration on helping IT Professionals improve their careers by mastering our Data Center / Private Cloud infrastructure solutions and getting certified.  Today, I’ll be delivering two Exam Prep sessions for the new MCSE Server Infrastructure and MCSE Private Cloud certification tracks. Recordings of…

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Upgrade Your MCITP or MCSA to Windows Server 2012 with this FREE Certification Exam Study Guide for Exam 70-417

I’ve assembled all of the relevant content from the Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge program into an accelerated Certification Study Guide for IT Professionals targeting Exam 70-417, Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012.  In this article, I’ll provide a summary of this Study Guide along with the information needed to receive your…

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FREE Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager Exam Study Guide for Exam 70-243

UPDATE: New Resources Included for System Center 2012 SP1 Getting ready to start prepping for the new System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Exam 70-243, but looking for some solid study materials?  This study guide targets the certification objective domains for Exam 70-243 and is intended to assist in self-assessing your preparedness for this exam as…

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FREE MCSE Private Cloud Exam Study Guide for Exam 70-247

UPDATE: New Resources Included for System Center 2012 SP1 As I was preparing for the new Microsoft Private Cloud Certification Exam 70-247, Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 over the past several weeks, I saved links to all my study resources that I leveraged to study and pass this exam.  I’ve…

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FREE MCSE Private Cloud Exam Study Guide for Exam 70-246

UPDATE: New Resources Included for System Center 2012 SP1 This month, I spent a fair amount of time preparing for the new Microsoft Private Cloud Certification Exam 70-246, Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 and I saved links to all the study resources that I used to study and pass this exam as a step-by-step…

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UPDATE: FREE Hands-on "Virtual Study Halls" with Live Expert Q&A

NEW HOURS! Based on popular demand, we’ve updated the hours for “Early Experts” Virtual Study Hall assistance – Fridays each week from 11AM to 1PM Eastern Time. – – – – – – – – – – There’s so many cool features to explore in the latest Windows infrastructure offerings that it’s hard to find…

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Step-by-Step: Building a Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Forest in the Cloud with Windows Azure

Often times, applications that we’re deploying to the cloud may expect Windows Server Active Directory to be present for authentication and identity management.  With Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks, we can deploy Windows Server Active Directory on the Windows Azure cloud platform to support these security needs.  Best of all, you can test…

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Early Experts: Congratulations to December Exam Voucher Sweepstakes Winners!

Congratulations to the twelve lucky Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” listed below who were each awarded one of twelve certification exam voucher packs for the MCSA on Windows Server 2012 certification track in our “Early Experts” Challenge December Sweepstakes contest! The following winners completed the Early Experts Apprentice Quest in December 2012: Thom Greene  William…

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