Certifications

The path to MCSE:SharePoint. The Overview.

There have been some changes to certifications recently. And with that new challenges and requirements. In the past we had MCTS and MCITP or MCPD on a specific product and that was it, now the story is somewhat different. You will need to not only know the product (yes, I am one that still focuses on knowing a product not the test) but also the environment on which it sits or lives (therefore Windows Server and supporting services). The requirements for MCSE: SharePoint now take you through the MCSA:Windows ......

Presenting at SharePoint Saturday The Conference in DC: August 11-13

Yesterday morning I received the wonderful news on my sessions proposal being accepted. With that said, I will be presenting at the SharePoint Saturday The Conference. My session: Requirements Management: From Vision to Mission to Success I will be discussing the way and options in which Team Foundation Server and the SharePoint platform work together to provide a Requirements Management solution. Now, are you going to attend? I think you should! The have extended the registration early bird price ......

TechEd NA 2011 Study Hall: The Missing Guide

You have heard, an read about TechEd North America 2011. If you are at TechEd 2011 then you have received some additional information about sessions, the number of miles between buildings (joking) and really the building layout and room numbers. Anyway, somehow the room where the Study Hall is, has been labeled Certification Testing Center. And while there is a Certification Testing Center, that is in room B-316 only. Now, on to the reason behind the post ... room B-315 is the Study Hall. This means ......

Unofficial Prep guide for PRO: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Administrator (70-665) Part 2 of 2

Designing a Topology for Lync Server 2010 Design address book http://technet.microsoft.co... http://technet.microsoft.co... Design central and branch office topology http://technet.microsoft.co... http://technet.microsoft.co... http://technet.microsoft.co... http://technet.microsoft.co... http://technet.microsoft.co... ......

SQL Server MCM Changes and Readiness Videos

Towards the end of 2010, Microsoft made some changes to the Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server 2008 program. The process to certification required to have a 3 week bootcamp/course in Redmond. This has changed now. It has been mapped to 2 exams. Get information from Microsoft Learning with regards to the changes, process, resources and pricing for the certification exams. http://www.microsoft.com/le... What has happened here too, is some SQL MCM rotation ......

Unofficial Prep guide for TS: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuring (70-664)

Managing Users and Client Access (20 percent) Objective Materials Configure user accounts http://technet.microsoft.co... Deploy and maintain clients http://technet.microsoft.co... Configure conferencing policies http://technet.microsoft.co... Configure IM policies http://technet.microsoft.co... Deploy and maintain Lync Server 2010 devices http://technet.microsoft.co... ......

Unofficial Prep guide for TFS 2010 Administration Exam (70-512)

I am including here the objectives and the materials I am using to prepare. Installing and Configuring TFS Objective Materials Install TFS TFS Installation Guide Configure Application Tier Managing Server Configuration Migrate and Upgrade TFS TFS Upgrade Guide http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... Install and Configure Lab Management MSDN Lab Management Info Install and Configure Build Controllers and Agents Build Controller Info Build Agent Info Managing TFS Objective Materials Manage ......

Microsoft Management Summit 2013 / MMS2013

Next week I will be at MMS 2013 in Las Vegas! I will be presenting 5 sessions, one of which will be a repeat session. If you are going to be attending and you did not know about Exam Prep sessions, make sure to make a stop the Training and Certification area. Get your Certs updated or started, we will have MCTs presenting several Exam Prep sessions on topics that are relevant to MMS. Here is a listing of the sessions being presented. A total of 16 sessions. Add them to your Schedule. As the week ......

Unofficial Prep guide for PRO: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Administrator (70-665) Part 1 of 2

With the recent demand to technologies that allow us to communicate better inside and outside our organization’s walls, comes the need to implement solutions like Microsoft Lync. Individuals are looking at expanding their skillset and therefore looking at training and certifications. Here are some resources that will help you prepare for the PRO: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Administrator (70-665) Exam. Information for the Links in the Prep Guide come from TechNet Library and the info can be found ......

The road to getting the MCPD:Windows Azure credential. Part 1 of 4

I have mentioned I will be speaking on a Cram 4 exam session at the upcoming TechEd North America 2011 in Atlanta. The topic is the prep for exam 70-583: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications. This is a PRO Level exam. There are two other exams needed to get the MCPD Azure credential, those exams are TS level exams. Those exams are: EXAM 70-513 TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 EXAM 70-516 TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework ......