The online exam experience

By Chris Testa-O’Neill, Data Platform MVP and founder & Principal Consultant at Claribi. Chris is a regular speaker on the international SQL Server conference circuit, and an organiser of SQLBits and SQLRelay. He has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for the past 16 years, having both authored and delivered Microsoft official courses. I am…

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What should I study? Which Exam should I take?

In the TechNet UK office we have an open email address for people to ask us all manner of questions and even sometimes complain about us or praise us… but mostly we like it when people tell us what they want from us, that way we know our audience is getting what they want. In…


A guide to the new MCSA: Windows 10

Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training, a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. He has worked in the IT training and certification industry for the past 4 years. He is a tech enthusiast with experience working with SharePoint, Windows Server and Windows desktop. On December 7, 2015, many of us were surprised by the announcement of a…


Windows Containers: What they are and how they work

I thought a brand New Year warranted a post on some brand new technology that I predict will have a huge impact on us this year. The It Industry is a maze of Three Letter Acronyms (TLA’s) and Buzzwords they seem to proliferate at an ever-increasing rate. One of the latest ‘fads’, ‘trends’ or buzzwords…


Getting started with Microsoft developer certifications

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Looking after the Microsoft Technical Certification business, I’m fortunate to regularly engage with developers worldwide every year, both online and at numerous industry conferences. Most of our conversations revolve around two key questions. For the benefit of the developer community, I’d like to share my answers here:

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The best learning resources for Microsoft Specialist: Windows 10

Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training, a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. He has worked in the IT training and certification industry for the past 4 years. He is a tech enthusiast with experience working with SharePoint, Windows Server and Windows desktop. Since launching back in July, it is reported that Windows 10 has been installed…