You asked, and we listened! Increased number of Prometric Test Centers for MCM / MCSM Exams

With the recent de-coupling of training and exams for the other technologies (SQL Server has been de-coupled for some time now) we anticipate a much higher volume of candidates taking the exams. We realized that the limited number of Prometric Test Centers in the past limited our ability to get the exams to you. We…


Congratulations to our latest SharePoint 2010 MCMs!

MCSM: SharePoint delivery is well underway – we’re nearly halfway through the first RTM delivery of the training – but there’s still quite a bit of activity going on with SharePoint 2010 MCM candidates completing their certifications. I’d like to extend my congratulations to the following three MCMs who recently completed their cert:   Ivan…

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At Long Last - MCSM: Data Platform Knowledge Exam 88-986 Is Live!

The newest MCSM Knowledge exam was released to Prometric yesterday and you can begin scheduling your exams at any time. If you are a current MCM SQL Server 2008, we are still trying to get the adminstration tasks accomplished to grant you the MCSM: Charter Data Platform certification. You will not be strictly required to…


Spring Webcast Announced, and the Newest Members of the SharePoint Masters Community!

It’s been an eventful several months for SharePoint MCM/MCSM/MCA since our last program webcast: Completed initial development – training content, labs, knowledge exam, lab exam – for MCSM: SharePoint Delivered MCSM:SharePoint Beta training & exams Opened MCSM:SharePoint registration to the general public (registration for our March-May hybrid rotation closes in just over 2 weeks) Certified…

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Its back...SQL Server Master Level Training

As Jimmy May (@aspiringgeek) alluded to yesterday there is big news in the MCM / MCSM world for SQL Server. In the early days (i.e. when I went through the SQL Ranger program) there was on campus, required training in order to obtain the MCM certification. At some point in the distant past, the training was no longer…


Current SQL 2008 MCMs Take Note - You are automatically granted the MCSM: Data Platform Certification!

All current SQL 2008 MCMs to receive MCSM: Data Platform certification (Grandfathering) The implementation of this policy will allow MCMs to hold both an MCM and an MCSM – it will be an additional certification and will not replace the current certification on their transcripts or elsewhere. The new MCSM: Data Platform certification will appear on student…


New Certification Announcements after Our Final SharePoint 2010 MCM Rotation

We wrapped up our final SharePoint 2010 MCM rotation (“R13”) at the end of August, marking a delivery hiatus until our first MCSM: SharePoint rotations (stay tuned to the MCSM page, this blog, and our program webcasts for more info on the what/where/when/how/why of that as it becomes available). It was our first “standard model”…

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I know what you did THIS summer... lots and lots of SharePoint!

It’s a true privilege of the MCM PM role that on a regular basis, you get to make someone’s day/week/month when you share the news that they’ve qualified for the MCM certification. Every time, it takes me back to when I got the news that I first achieved the cert (April 17, 2009, Cube 5727, Microsoft…

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