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16 December 2012
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MTA Training and Certification Now Available at Commercial Test Centers

Microsoft Technology Associate  (MTA) has previously been available only to academic students, faculty, and staff. Now, anyone looking to explore a career in IT or to enhance their knowledge of IT can take an MTA exam! MTA provides essential technology training and an industry-recognized certification to those just starting a career in IT – or […]

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9 December 2012
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What drives IT certifications?

An interesting perspective on what drives certification in IT industry comes from John Kleeman, Chairman at Questionmark, an assessment management software company based in London, UK. In his blog Kleeman refers to key takeaways from European Association of Test Publishers (EATP) conference that was help in Berlin in September 2012. According to the results of […]

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23 November 2012
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Microsoft
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Microsoft introduces free second shot certification exams: Q&A

The Second Shot offer provides a free retake exam if you do not pass your exam the first time. If you purchase a Microsoft Certification exam pack, you can retake an exam once if you do not pass it the first time. For example, if you buy a 3-exam pack, you will have one (and […]

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14 November 2012
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Microsoft
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Microsoft introduces new MCSE, MCSA and MCSD certifications

Microsoft will officially be retiring several of its exams related to MCITP, MCPD, and MCSE certifications October 1st, 2012. These exams are the first of three streams of certification retirements. The next two retirement dates, are this year January 31st and July 31st respectively. Next July, about 80% off all the current MCITP, MCSE, and […]

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11 November 2012
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Microsoft

New book from Microsoft: Introducing Windows Server® 2012

Get a head start evaluating Window Server 2012—with technical insights from a Microsoft MVP who has worked extensively with the beta release. This practical introduction illuminates new features and capabilities, with scenarios demonstrating how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Based on beta software, this book provides the early, high-level information you […]

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9 October 2012
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Microsoft
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VMware VCP alternatives: Consider a Microsoft or Red Hat certification

As an IT professional looking to stand out in a crowded field, virtualization certification can help show a potential employer that you have the skills and dedication necessary to succeed. But, it’s no secret that popular virtualization certifications, like the VMware Certified Professional, aren’t exactly cheap. In the past few years, the popularity of these […]

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17 April 2012
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Microsoft
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SQL Server Analysis Services Maestro

The SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Maestro program is a three-day, deep-dive course on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services. It gives architects and consultants the education and hands-on experience needed to deliver highly scalable Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) solutions. The SSAS Maestro program was created as a way to share the lessons learned […]

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