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…


Guest Post: Microsoft Office Specialist – SharePoint Importance

Sustained User Adoption is vital to ensure people using SharePoint remain productive and proactive. Pro-activity is key, since the reliance on SharePoint support will grow based – success breeds success; on solving user queries, meeting and solving business information and collaborative challenges using SharePoint, delivering solutions. A significant number of queries will come from the…

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TechED Europe – 25th to the 28th June – Certifications at 50% off!

Are you still thinking about attending?  Are you still trying to get sign off from your boss to travel? My colleague Denise recently blogged about some of the announcements we’ve made on the certification side of things: A Microsoft certification confirms to everyone—employers, clients, your peers—that you’re a technical expert with proven skills. It also…

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SQL Server 2012 Common Criteria Certification

By SQL Server Team UK In February 2013 Microsoft received the Common Criteria (CC) certificate for SQL Server 2012 SP1 Enterprise Edition (English) x64 (Version 11.0.3000.0) at EAL4+ and compliant with U.S. Government Protection Profile for Database Management Systems, Version 1.3, 24 December 2010. See the actual CC certification screen shot below. This is the…


The Week that Was 24th Sept – 1st Oct

Last week was a week full of useful articles, hints and tips as well as insights into learning and training.  You will find content from both our MVP’s, Microsoft Training Partners and the IT Professional community. Skills Development Roadmap – Choose your path to success Interview with Paul Sanders – the UK’s very first Private…


Interview with Paul Sanders – the UK’s very first Private Cloud MCSE

Paul Sanders was the very first person in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region to pass his Private Cloud MCSE and we thought it would be good to track him down and find out a bit about how he prepared for the exams and the work environment that supported him in his learning and…

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