SharePoint 2010 Certifications

The SharePoint 2010 Certifications (both for IT Pros and Developers) both go live on Monday. For IT Pros: Exam 70-667 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring Exam 70-668 Pro: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator For Developers: Exam 70-573 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development Exam 70-576 Pro: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications There are some…

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CISSP® Baby!

In my Inbox today from (ISC)2: Congratulations! It gives me great pleasure to be the first to address you with the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) designation! Based upon your examination results, a review of your application and acceptance of your endorsement, the (ISC)2 Board of Directors awarded you with the CISSP designation. Yaaay!…

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2008 Certification Posters

I was playing around with Trika’s skydrive (wait a minute, that sounded better in my head)… and see that she has uploaded three very nice looking posters showing the various courses, tests and certifications available for SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and Windows Server 2008.  Apparently she was running short on green by the…

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MCP Mentor

Just saw the following on Trika’s blog.  GREAT opportunity to share your technical/certification knowledge with others!  Signing up right now… Check this out: MCP mentors is a cool new program some people around here are cooking up, through which our certified community helps others get started in IT. To participate in this pilot, it makes…

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MCITPing it with W2K8

If you are a certification junkie like me, you have been anxiously awaiting information on the last of the Windows 2008 Certification Exams that replace the venerable MCSE.  Information on the Technical Specialist exams has been available for a while, but as Trika notes, there is FINALLY INFORMATION posted on the MCITP:Server Administrator (Focuses on…

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Windows Server 2008 certifications

Speaking as one   to another… (sorry, I don’t have any other cool place to show off my Windows 2008 certs and cool button from the Microsoft Certification Logo Builder), I just heard from Trika that you can sign up for notification as to when the new Windows 2008 certs go live here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/windowsserver/offer/default.mspx Not…

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Free Security Courses

I was just browsing the IT Pro course catalog over at http://www.microsoftelearning.com, and noticed that there are a TON of free courses relating to Security.  There are some non-security free courses as well (related to SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008, and a few others), but the price is sure right.  Go check it out!…

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Best Practices

It’s always a good thing to stand on the shoulders of giants, and implement technology in a way such that you take advantage of the experience of others.  If only someone collected all of these… er… "Best Practices" into one place!  Today, I will share the Microsoft Best Practices for Windows Server 2003 (in alphabetical…

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Access Our Internal Knowledge Base

Pretty cool benefit of becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional…  From the MCP Blog: Internal Knowledge Base Access – Folks, this is the benefit that I’m most excited about. It’s time we started treating our MCP community as part of the Microsoft family and start providing you folks some important access and benefits. Yeah, I can…

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Learning Plans

One of the greatest parts of working at Microsoft is being able to learn of all the cool things we have to offer (many of which are available externally).  Some of them, however, I learn about from external sources (such as other Microsoft Blogs).  I consider myself to be fairly well-versed in all of the…

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