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One month to TechEd NA 2014 - What to do now

Okay, technically, TechEd North America 2014 is less than four weeks away. Some of our fav…

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16 Apr 2014


Webinar: Hybrid Cloud Series - Episode One

Join our featured speakers, Microsoft Technical Fellow and Microsoft Press author Mark Russinovich a…

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15 Apr 2014


Dissecting Your Score Report: What Does It All Mean? Part 2

In my first blog in this series of posts designed to help you understand the information that we pro…

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15 Apr 2014


This Week at ITA | Model High School Nets 51 MOS Certificates

Latest from IT Academy Jump on the 2013-2014 Webinar Circuit! Attend Our May 8th "1:1 Learning&…

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15 Apr 2014


From the MVPs: Setting Internet Explorer Trusted Site Settings via Group Policy Object in Windows Server 2012 R2

This is the 39th in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can…

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14 Apr 2014


A Day in the Life... of a PjM!

Hello hello everyone! Psychomagician and I are bringing you a mini-series within the ACE Chronicles.

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14 Apr 2014


Meet Your MCT Ambassadors at TechEd NA 2014

We are excited to introduce your MCT Ambassadors at TechEd North America 2014! For those who ha…

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10 Apr 2014


MCP Success Story: Julian Atanasoae

We're loving all the success stories coming from Microsoft Certified Professionals. This week, I…

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9 Apr 2014


Free ebook: Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Second Edition

Download the PDF , the Mobi , the ePub , as well as the companion content . We’re pleased…

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8 Apr 2014


This Week at ITA | April Webinar Preview and Certification Exam Updates

Latest from IT Academy Don't miss this Thursday's ITA webinar: Making Learning Come Ali…

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7 Apr 2014


New book: Windows Server 2012 R2 Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration

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7 Apr 2014


Dissecting Score Reports: What Does It All Mean? Part 1

As part of the Certification Challenge, Veronica Sopher and Mel Batham asked me write a bl…

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7 Apr 2014


Microsoft Test Fest on Campus - What a day!

Not that long ago Veronica in her blog post Do Microsoft Employees Get Certified? talked about a Tes…

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4 Apr 2014


New book: Exam Ref 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server…

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3 Apr 2014


Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014

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2 Apr 2014


Ready. Set. //build/. WIN!

Did you get on a plane/train/car, make your way to San Francisco, and are ready to enter the Moscone…

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2 Apr 2014


New book: Exam Ref 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1 (9780735684…

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2 Apr 2014


Microsoft "Build It Share It Win It" Event Sweepstakes 2014

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1 Apr 2014


A New Day For Microsoft Press!

Today’s announcement of our new distribution relationship is accompanied by a new approach to…

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1 Apr 2014


Quick news: Microsoft Press is now distributed by Pearson

As many of you saw in the post from a couple of weeks ago, Pearson is now the worldwide distributor…

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1 Apr 2014


This Week at ITA | Time for a Test Fest!

Latest from IT Academy Watch the March “Bing for Schools” Webinar—and Get Inspired…

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1 Apr 2014


Video | Embracing Entry-Level Technology for College and Career-Minded Students

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is a tried-and-true career springboard, accor…

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1 Apr 2014


Psychomagician and Super Sigma Have an Offer You Can't Refuse!

Step right up, folks! You'll only learn about this one-time offer here! Step right up! Have I go…

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1 Apr 2014


Exam/Certification Update 2 - MCSD: Web Applications

To help students stay current with the latest Web Application development processes, Exams 486 and 4…

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31 Mar 2014


Remote Proctoring and Badging: ATP Recap

Two weeks ago you heard from my colleague Liberty Munson on the Innovations in Testing conference we…

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31 Mar 2014


Event: Accelerate Your Insights

Drive your business in real-time, from apps to insights, using all your data, big and small. Hear fr…

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28 Mar 2014


2014 Global Forum: Why All the Buzz?

This month, I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the 9th annual Microsoft in Education Gl…

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28 Mar 2014


Third Time's A Charm: Lessons from Exam Failures

The world is coming to an end, the sky is falling, and all is lost. How do I know this? Because I ju…

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28 Mar 2014


I'm in! Join me in the Certification Challenge and become an MCP

Hey, Everybody! I'm Leann Turpin and I'm the Site Manager here on Born to Learn. Spring has…

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27 Mar 2014


Are you an MCP? Tell us about an app you built!

We want to highlight the work of Microsoft Certified Professionals. I want to hear fr…

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26 Mar 2014


Microsoft is Trying NOT to Trick You: Question Clarity

Well, I think I've hit on a topic that really resonates with my loyal followers. Your comments t…

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25 Mar 2014


This Week at ITA | Watch Global Forum Highlights

Latest from IT Academy Register for the April and May IT Academy Webinars Register today for the&nb…

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25 Mar 2014


An Inside View: Extending Technology Curriculum in the Classroom and Online

Do your students break out their mobile devices whenever you introduce a new topic? Do you encourage…

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25 Mar 2014


Announcing a New Way to Add Microsoft Certifications to Your LinkedIn Profile

If you’re career-focused, you’re probably maintaining an active profile on LinkedIn&mdas…

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25 Mar 2014


Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) as well as link to the companion content hosted by the Mic…

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24 Mar 2014


Celebrate Success (Yours)! Share Your Story on the MCP Story Wall

Technology moves fast, and every day, you’re sprinting to keep up. Whether you’re puttin…

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24 Mar 2014


All we have is time

Well, that’s what I’ve been told – mostly, I’m chasing down every minute of…

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24 Mar 2014


30th anniversary videos: Charles Petzold

Technically speaking, March 22, 1984 was the release date of the first two books from Microsoft Pres…

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21 Mar 2014


Live Twitter Chat with Mark Russinovich on March 27 #TechEdChat

It's safe to say that Windows Azure Technical Fellow, Mark Russinovich, needs no introduction am…

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20 Mar 2014


Video | Technology Endorsements that Get Recognized

It’s not always easy to tell what’s what in the world of technology certifications. Get&…

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20 Mar 2014


How to Become a Microsoft Exam SME

So, in my last blog post I chatted about my last project task and it had to do with an Item Selectio…

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20 Mar 2014


Video | Tips for Résumé Building and Interviewing You Can Share with Your Students

Want to help your students get noticed in today's crowded and competitive job market? Watch this…

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18 Mar 2014


Quick news: Microsoft Press will launch new site with Pearson on April 1

We're excited to announce that Microsoft Press will be distributed by Pearson starting April 1!

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18 Mar 2014


This Week at ITA | Congrats, Willowcreek Middle School MOS Students!

Latest from IT Academy Congratulations, Willowcreek Middle School MOS Students! Kenny Assmus, a fir…

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17 Mar 2014


Countdown to TechEd NA 2014: Discounts, Parties, and More!

Can you believe TechEd North America 2014 is only two months away? Will we see you in Houston in May…

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17 Mar 2014


Super Sigma and Psychomagician Make a Splash at Innovations In Testing Conference

The Association for Test Publishers hosted their annual "Innovations in Testing" conferenc…

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14 Mar 2014


My Certification Journey - Episode 2

Thanks for tuning in for another installment of my personal pursuit of the coveted MCSD: Windows Sto…

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14 Mar 2014


Microsoft IT Academy, ConnectED and You: Forging Ahead Together

In his State of the Union address last month, President Barack Obama announced major progress with a…

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13 Mar 2014


Video | Technology for Everyone: Validating Your Students' Success in Microsoft Office

During February’s “College and Career Readiness” virtual event, Kathy Schmidt, a t…

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13 Mar 2014


Microsoft in Education Global Forum Kicks Off with Words on Privacy

Anthony Salcito, Microsoft VP of Worldwide Education, addressed an audience of 1,100 educators, scho…

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12 Mar 2014


Introducing our latest MCSM: Data Platform Master - Stuart Miller

Stuart Miller is a 28 year old Database Administrator working at Blood Systems, Inc. Previously, he…

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16 Jan 2014


Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Ellon B. Peterkin

Ellon has over 14 years of hands-on professional experience with SQL Server in multiple roles includ…

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11 Jan 2014


Introducing our latest Microsoft Certified Solution Master: SharePoint-Ivan Vagunin

Ivan is a Solution Architect in Knowit Oy focusing on SharePoint and related Microsoft technologies.

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9 Jan 2014


Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Menzo Steinhorst

Since February 2008 Menzo works as Senior Premier Field Engineer Data Platform for Microsoft Service…

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7 Jan 2014


Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Amit R S Bansal

Amit R S Bansal is a Technical Director at eDominer Systems & Peopleware India. He leads the SQL…

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6 Jan 2014


Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Ajay Jadoo

Ajay currently works as Senior SQL DBA in London, at Morgan Stanley, one of the leading Investment B…

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6 Jan 2014


Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Paul Anderton

Paul currently works as a DBA for DWF LLP in Manchester, one of the Largest Law Firms in&n…

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6 Jan 2014


Introducing our latest MCSM: Data Platform Master - Andreas Wolter

Andreas Wolter is a Database Architect for SQL Server with more than 12 years of experience and an a…

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6 Jan 2014


Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Steve Francis

Steve is currently working for Experian helping to look after hundreds of SQL instances around the g…

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31 Dec 2013


Introducing our latest Microsoft Certified Solution Master: Messaging - Aaron Busch

Aaron Busch is the Data Center Practice Manager for ENETsolutions, an IT consulting firm in Houston,…

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30 Dec 2013


Introducing our latest MCSM: Data Platform Master - Xiaoheng Henry Ji

Henry is a Senior BI Developer with more than 12 years extensive experience in multiple Microsoft te…

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30 Dec 2013


Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Emma Zambonini

Emma currently works as a DBA for Coeo providing expert Remote Database Administration to customers…

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30 Dec 2013


Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Hamid Jabarpour Fard

In the mid 2000's,Hamid Jabarpour Fard learned to program in visual basic 6.0 on a personal comp…

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30 Dec 2013


Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Brian Carrig

Brian currently works as a Senior Database Administrator at leading ecommerce cloud solutions provid…

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30 Dec 2013


Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Daniel Maxic

Daniel is a 26 years old DB engineer, and student by night. He specializes in databases in…

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30 Dec 2013


Introducing our latest SharePoint Microsoft Certified Solutions Master - Martin Bacik

Martin is skilled professional focusing on SharePoint Architecture and Development. He is Consultant…

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26 Dec 2013


Introducing our latest SharePoint Microsoft Certified Solutions Master - Arthur Neufeld

Arthur is one of the first SharePoint Masters who passed the MCSM program based on SharePoint 2013 a…

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23 Dec 2013


Introducing our latest SharePoint Microsoft Certified Solutions Master - Alexey Glazirin

Alexey is an experienced SharePoint Developer and Architect, who is living and working in Australia.

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23 Dec 2013


Introducing our latest SharePoint Microsoft Certified Solutions Master - Hannes Gfrerer

Hannes is a Principal IT Engineer at Lam Research, where he architects and implements end-to-end Sha…

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23 Dec 2013


Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Mark Broadbent

Mark is a passionate SQL community member and is currently serving as a PASS UK Regional Mento…

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19 Dec 2013


Introducing our latest MCSM: Data Platform Master - Louis Li

Louis is independent IT consultant, Microsoft Certified Solution Master and Microsoft Certified Trai…

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18 Dec 2013


Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Edwin Sarmiento

Edwin Sarmiento is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP from Ottawa, Canada specializing in high availability,…

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18 Dec 2013


Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Geoff Clark

Geoff has worked with SQL Server since 1991, he was the technical architect for one of the earliest…

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18 Dec 2013


Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - IJeb Reitsma

IJeb Reitsma is working as a Software Engineer/consultant for Prodware in The Netherlands. He has be…

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10 Dec 2013


Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master - Mattias Lundell

36 year old guy from Sweden, working with SQL Server since 1998 starting from version SQL Server 6.5…

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6 Dec 2013


Announcing beta exam 71-158, TS: Forefront Identity Manager 2010, Configuring

You are invited to take beta exam 71-158, TS: Forefront Identity Manager 2010, Configuring. If you p…

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22 Jul 2011


Windows Azure Beta Exam Announcement

Register for Beta Exam 71-583, Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications You are inv…

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13 Oct 2010


Silverlight Beta Exam Announcement

Register for Beta Exam 71-506, TS: Silverlight 4, Development You are invited to take beta exam 7…

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13 Oct 2010


Certification Exams, NDAs, and Responsible Behavior

Based on some recent events, I find it necessary to post this as a notification to all those who tak…

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28 Apr 2010


More VS 2010 Beta Seats Available

OK, you asked for it.  We responded. The absolute best that I can do is to open up 150 more se…

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19 Mar 2010


Register for Visual Studio 2010 Beta Exams

You are invited to take part in one or more beta exams for Visual Studio 2010 and the Microsoft .NET…

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17 Mar 2010


Free Certification Exams

<warning> This is a long post </warning> Want to see if you’re ready to develop for t…

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10 Feb 2010


Windows Mobile 6.5, Configuring Beta Exam Invite

Register for Beta Exam 71-579, TS: Windows Mobile® 6.5, Configuring You are invited to take beta…

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24 Nov 2009


Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Beta Exam Invite

Register for Beta Exam 71-580, TS: Windows Mobile® 6.5, Application Development You are invited…

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24 Nov 2009


Register for Beta Exam 71-663: Pro: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

You are invited to take beta exam 71-663: Pro: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions wi…

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23 Nov 2009


Register for Beta Exam 71-686: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator

This beta is now full. Thanks to all that have registered! You are invited to take beta…

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15 Sep 2009


Register for Beta Exam 71-685: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician

Sorry, this exam beta is now full. Thanks to all that have registered. Don't forget to actually…

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15 Sep 2009


Register for Beta Exam 71-662: TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring

You are invited to take beta exam 71-662: TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring. If y…

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24 Aug 2009


Exchange 2010 beta exams coming soon—submit your SME profile now!

Have you been playing with early bits of Exchange 2010? Do you want to participate in the developmen…

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18 Aug 2009


Register for Beta Exam 71-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring

Registration begins: April 27, 2009 You are invited to take beta exam 71-680: TS: Windo…

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15 Apr 2009


Exam 71-563: Re-Opened for beta testers

We've re-opened beta exam 71-563 for beta testers. Please see the original post below for details an…

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23 Nov 2008


Register for Beta Exam 71-505: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Application Development

Registration Begins 11/21/2008 You are invited to take beta exam 71-505: TS: Microsoft .NET F…

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20 Nov 2008


Register for Beta Exam 71-565: Pro: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications Using the Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5

Registration Begins 11/7/2008 You are invited to take beta exam 71-565: Pro: Designing and De…

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7 Nov 2008


Register for Beta Exam 71-564: Pro: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using the Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5

Registration Begins 11/5/2008 You are invited to take beta exam 71-564: Pro: Designing and De…

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5 Nov 2008


Registration for pilot 70-113 extended until December 17th.

Update: This exam is no longer available for registration. The target candidate numbers have be…

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27 Oct 2008


Register for Beta Exam 71-563: Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

You are invited to take beta exam 71-563: Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using t…

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14 Oct 2008


Updated link for VMM 2007 Beta

The link for the 70-403 Exam Preperation Guide in the Beta Announcment is incorrect. The correct lin…

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9 Oct 2008


Register for Beta Exam 71-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development - Beginning September 19, 2008

You are invited to take beta exam 71-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development. If yo…

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17 Sep 2008


Register for Beta Exam 71-403: TS: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuring

You are invited to take beta exam 71-403: TS: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008,…

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16 Sep 2008


Register for Beta Exam 71-451: PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing and Optimizing Database Solutions – Beginning August 29th, 2008

You are invited to take beta exam 71-451: PRO: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing and Optimizing D…

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27 Aug 2008