MCSM: SharePoint Training Open for Registration – Time to Get Ready!

It’s just two days before the start of a huge SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, and we have great news to share from the Advanced Certifcations team. The first MCSM: SharePoint rotations are scheduled to start in early 2013, and registration is now open! Program Basics What it is: MCSM: SharePoint includes over 100 hours…

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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…


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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From a Master

I spend a lot of time talking with potential MCM candidates about what to expect from attending the Lync MCM training in an effort to help them understand the expectations, demands and also rewards of the program. In an effort to provide a first hand perspective I have asked attendees from the most recent delivery to…

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One Week Done, Only Two More to Go..

For Exchange and SharePoint that is. Directory is now only two weeks long, so they are at the halfway point, and OCS is entering their final week. Busy busy right now. It’s been a great week in my room, or at least, I think it has. CAS and Transport done, survey scores are in, and…

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Yup, I think these puppies will do the job……

Just getting the labs checked over for the Exchange session which starts Monday and I recently got some new toys… I think 48 GB of ram, 16 cores and 2TB of disk per candidate server should be enough for a lab or two… don’t you? I’ve got 16 vm’s running, and still have 10Gb free….

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Busy Month Ahead – So Be Prepared

We’re in the third and final week of SQL now, OCS starts on Monday (Adrian flying in this weekend so fingers crossed no delays…) and a week from Monday, Exchange, SharePoint and Directory all start. It’s a busy month ahead. If you are coming to one of these rotations, remember, get here nice and early,…

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Living with MCM SharePoint 2007 – From Someone Who Knows…

Another post from someone who really knows what the training is all about, someone who took it…. Rai Umair is a Principal Consultant within the SharePoint\OBA practice at Stargate Global Consulting Take it away Rai…   I recently had the opportunity to attend rotation 3 (R3) or the first public offering of the Microsoft Certified Master…


Another Write-Up on the MCM Experience

Neil Johnson from MCS in the UK, who attended Exchange R2 has written up a very comprehensive account of his recent experience – go check it out at http://blogs.technet.com/msukucc/archive/2009/05/05/microsoft-certified-master-exchange-2007-a-survivors-guide.aspx 

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