Introducing our latest Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) for Directory Services – Tony Hess

I want to be the first to congratulate Tony on becoming a Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) for Directory Services.   Tony Hess works as an enterprise architect for Harley-Davidson. He is responsible for architecting Harley’s strategy in the Intel Server space as well as cloud computing. His favorite Microsoft productsare Active Directory (of course) and…

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Introducing our latest Windows 2008 R2 Microsoft Certified Master – Amarpal Attwal

Amarpal started in the IT sector as a helpdesk administrator and combined with hard work and dedication along with persistence managed to sit and pass various MCP exams opening the door to promotions starting from desktop engineer through to Active Directory Architect.   Have led many teams in the engineering function for previous employers and now…

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Introducing our latest Windows 2008 R2 Microsoft Certified Master – Asen Petrov

Asen is a mechanical engineer and graduated from the Technical University of Sofia 8 years ago. He has 10 years of professional experience in IT, the last 3 of which focused on designing and implementing Microsoft infrastructure technologies including Active Directory, PKI, Identity, DirectAccess and Exchange. He has taken a leading role in several AD and Exchange…

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Introducing our latest Windows 2008 R2 Microsoft Certified Master – Miha Pihler

Miha attended his first MCM (Exchange 2010) rotation in January 2012. He liked the experience so much that he returned in September 2012 for AD MCM rotation. Miha works as an independent consultant with more than 15 years of experience with Microsoft technologies specializing in designing, implementing, securing and troubleshooting variety of Microsoft technologies. He…

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Introducing our latest Windows 2008 R2 Microsoft Certified Master – Mohammed Suwaimil

Mohammed Suwaimil earned his Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. After his graduation in 2005, he has been working with Saudi Aramco, the global energy leader, as an IT Analyst supporting the corporate Active Directory infrastructure. He is involved in major Saudi Aramco IT projects…

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Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA), Master (MCM) and Solutions Master (MCSM) Registration Portal Upgrade Enhancements Scheduled for Dec 18-21, 2012

The Microsoft Advanced Certification Portal will be offline December 18 – 21, 2012 as part of a scheduled upgrade to provide enhanced services to our community. The upgrade will include new password management features, user profile changes, access to social content, and additional reporting capabilities.  During the upgrade users will be unable to register or access their…

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New Kid on the Block!

Last week was my first week as the PM for the SQL MCM / MCA program. I am digging out from a large backlog of emails. Please be patient with me as I come up to speed. Watch for an announcement soon about the return of the MCM Community Calls. Till next time, boB


Congratulations to Wictor Wilén, Our Latest SharePoint MCA!

We held our most recent SharePoint MCA boards just a few weeks ago, from February 29-March 1 at the Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, VA. Please extend your congratulations to one of our candidates who successfully achieved the Microsoft Certified Architect: SharePoint 2010 certification – Wictor Wilén! Wictor Wilén is a Microsoft Certified Master in SharePoint…

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Congratulations to the Newest SQL Server Certified Architect Benjamin Wright-Jones

Please join me once again in congratulating Benjamin Wright-Jones (blog|@superlatch). Benjamin was already a double SQL Server MCM (2005 and 2008) and is now the newest SQL Server Certified Architect (MCA). Here is a brief bio of Ben has worked at Microsoft (UK) for nine years specialising in data solutions; specifically large relational databases, high availability,…

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Live MCM Program Overviews by the MCM/MCA Program Managers!

We’re kicking off an initiative to conduct regularly-scheduled LiveMeetings on Advanced Certification offerings. These will be hosted by the program managers and include detailed program overviews as well as time for live Q&A. You can find them here on MS Events – if you want to learn more about our programs from the folks who run them…

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