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HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
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HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
HDI Regina - Welcome to HDI Regina!
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  • 1. Microsoft Certifications - The New Breed MicroAge Training Derek Pollock Technical Training Consultant HDI Regina Presentation Tuesday 24th March
  • 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>New Certification Path </li></ul><ul><li>New Cert’s Explained (MCTS, MCITP, MCPD, MCM &amp; MCA) </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrading to the New Certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Prometric Exam Registration Process </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Second Shot Offer </li></ul><ul><li>Q &amp; A’s </li></ul>
  • 3. Certification Path Diagram
  • 4. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) <ul><li>What is an MCTS? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications enable professionals to target specific technologies and to distinguish themselves by demonstrating in-depth knowledge and expertise in their specialized technologies. An MCTS is consistently capable of implementing, building, troubleshooting, and debugging a particular Microsoft technology. </li></ul><ul><li>*51 Different MCTS Certifications Are Available At This Time. </li></ul>TECHNOLOGY SERIES
  • 5. Examples of Specialized Technologies <ul><li>.Net 2.0 &amp; 3.5 </li></ul><ul><li>BizTalk Server 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>BDD </li></ul><ul><li>Designing Volume Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Project Server 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>SQL Server 2005 &amp; 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>System Center Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Team Foundation Server </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Earth 6.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Essential Business Server 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Mobile 5.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Server 2003 &amp; 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Server Virtualization </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint Services 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Small Business Server 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Vista </li></ul><ul><li>&amp; More. </li></ul>TECHNOLOGY SERIES
  • 6. MCTS EXTRA INFO <ul><li>1 or 2 Exams Required for Each MCTS. </li></ul><ul><li>List of Available Certs is Growing Constantly. </li></ul><ul><li>No Limit On How Many You Can Have. </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade Paths for Older Certs. </li></ul><ul><li>Full List of All MCTS’s Available at: </li></ul><ul><li>www.microsoft.com – Search for MCTS </li></ul>TECHNOLOGY SERIES
  • 7. Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) <ul><li>What is an MCITP? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>The Professional Series credential validates a comprehensive set of job-related skills, such as project management, system design, operations management, and planning. Typically, a Professional Series certification requires that you pass one to three exams and have one or more technology certifications. </li></ul><ul><li>*12 Different MCITP Certifications Are Available At This Time. </li></ul>PROFESSIONAL SERIES 1
  • 8. Available MCITP’s <ul><li>MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer </li></ul><ul><li>MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>MCITP: Consumer Support Technician </li></ul><ul><li>MCITP: Database Developer </li></ul><ul><li>MCITP: Database Developer 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>MCITP: Database Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>MCITP: Database Administrator 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>MCITP: Enterprise Project Management with Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician </li></ul><ul><li>MCITP: Enterprise Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>MCITP: Server Administrator </li></ul>PROFESSIONAL SERIES 1
  • 9. MCITP EXTRA INFO <ul><li>1 or 2 Exams Required for Each MCITP. </li></ul><ul><li>Respective MCTS Has To Be Passed Before MCITP Exams Can Be Taken. </li></ul><ul><li>No Limit On How Many You Can Have. </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade Paths for Older Certs. </li></ul><ul><li>More info on MCITP’s Available at: </li></ul><ul><li>www.microsoft.com – Search for MCITP </li></ul>PROFESSIONAL SERIES 1
  • 10. Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) <ul><li>What is an MCPD? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>When you earn the MCPD credential, you demonstrate your ability to use Microsoft Visual Studio and the Microsoft .NET Framework to excel in a specific, real-world job role. </li></ul><ul><li>*6 MCPD Certifications Are Available At This Time. 3 with Visual Studio 2005, and 3 with Visual Studio 2008. </li></ul>PROFESSIONAL SERIES 2
  • 11. MCPD: Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 <ul><li>• MCPD: Windows Developer </li></ul><ul><li>• MCPD: Web Developer </li></ul><ul><li>• MCPD: Enterprise Applications Developer </li></ul><ul><li>*1 or 2 Exams Required for Each Cert. Also Respective MCTS’s. </li></ul>PROFESSIONAL SERIES 2
  • 12. MCPD: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 <ul><li>• MCPD: Windows Developer 3.5 </li></ul><ul><li>• MCPD: ASP.NET Developer 3.5 </li></ul><ul><li>• MCPD: Enterprise Applications Developer 3.5 </li></ul><ul><li>*1 Exam Required for Each Cert. Also Respective MCTS’s. </li></ul>PROFESSIONAL SERIES 2
  • 13. Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) <ul><li>What is a MCM? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>Earning a Microsoft Master Certification shows that you can successfully design and implement solutions that solve highly complex business challenges. The courses are taught by experts in their disciplines and offer advanced technical training that goes beyond training offered outside of Microsoft. </li></ul><ul><li>*5 MCM Certifications Are Available At This Time. </li></ul>MASTER SERIES
  • 14. Available MCM’s <ul><li>MCM: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>MCM: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>MCM: Windows Server 2008: Directory </li></ul><ul><li>MCM: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>MCM: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>*A combination of exams and certifications, as well as extensive industry experience is required for each of these certifications. </li></ul>MASTER SERIES
  • 15. Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) <ul><li>What is a MCA? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>A Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) is considered an industry expert in IT architecture with five or more years of advanced experience and proven technical expertise and leadership. To obtain the MCA credential, you must definitively demonstrate seven competencies of business acumen and technological proficiency during a Review Board interview with a panel of industry experts. Note that Master certification is a prerequisite for all (MCA) certifications. </li></ul><ul><li>*2 Certification Tracks Are Available: </li></ul><ul><li>1. MCA Technology Programs &amp; 2. MCA Infrastructure Program </li></ul>ARCHITECT SERIES
  • 16. New Microsoft Certification Path Diagram
  • 17. Upgrade from Microsoft Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) <ul><li>Only 1 Upgrade Exam Required: </li></ul><ul><li>Exam 70-621: PRO: Upgrading Your MCDST Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support </li></ul><ul><li>Once Passed You Achieve The Following Two Certifications: </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Vista – Configuration </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Support Technician </li></ul>
  • 18. Upgrade from MCSA &amp; MCSE on Server 2003 to Server 2008 <ul><li>Take Relevant MCSA or MCSE Transition Exams for Server 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Achieves: MCSA = 2 MCTS’s </li></ul><ul><li>MCSE = 3 MCTS’s. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Then Transition from MCTS to MCITP Server Administrator (2 Exams) or MCITP Enterprise Administrator (4 Exams). </li></ul>
  • 19. Prometric Exam Registration Process <ul><li>Visit www.prometric.com </li></ul><ul><li>Choose IT Certification, followed by Microsoft Exams. (Most Microsoft Exams are $125 USD.) </li></ul><ul><li>Locate Exam and Testing Centre. (MicroAge is the only Prometric Centre in Regina.) </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Date &amp; Time of Exam. (Mon-Fri 8:30-3:30) </li></ul><ul><li>Set-Up Account and Pay for Exam. (Credit Card Only.) </li></ul><ul><li>Attend Our Office with 2 Forms of ID on Date/Time Chosen. </li></ul>
  • 20. Microsoft Second Shot Offer <ul><li>Get a second chance to pass your Microsoft Certification exam — Free Offer! </li></ul><ul><li>In the real world, you might need more than one chance at certification. With Second Shot, if you do not pass any IT professional, developer, or project manager certification exam on your first try, you can retake the exam without an additional cost. </li></ul><ul><li>Just sign up for the offer before you register for your exam on Prometric, enter the code and if you fail you revisit Prometric and sign up using your free shot. </li></ul><ul><li>To Register Online Visit: www.microsoft.com – Search ‘Second Shot Offer.’ </li></ul><ul><li>*Offer Valid Until June 30 th , 2009. </li></ul>
  • 21. Useful Websites <ul><li>Course Calendars &amp; Info </li></ul><ul><li>www.microagesask.com/training </li></ul><ul><li>------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Learning Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>http://learning.microsoft.com </li></ul><ul><li>------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft TechNet </li></ul><ul><li>http://technet.microsoft.com </li></ul>
  • 22. THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!!!!!! <ul><li>QUESTIONS?????? </li></ul><ul><li>Further Info: </li></ul><ul><li>TEL: 566 4529 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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