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Title: Microsoft Certifications The New Breed


1
MicroAge TrainingDerek Pollock Technical
Training Consultant
  • Microsoft Certifications - The New Breed

HDI Regina Presentation Tuesday 24th March
2
Agenda
  • Introduction
  • New Certification Path
  • New Certs Explained (MCTS, MCITP, MCPD, MCM
    MCA)
  • Upgrading to the New Certifications
  • Prometric Exam Registration Process
  • Microsoft Second Shot Offer
  • Q As

3
Certification Path Diagram
4
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
TECHNOLOGY SERIES
  • What is an MCTS?
  • Answer
  • 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.
  • 51 Different MCTS Certifications Are Available
    At This Time.

5
Examples of Specialized Technologies
TECHNOLOGY SERIES
  • .Net 2.0 3.5
  • BizTalk Server 2006
  • BDD
  • Designing Volume Licensing
  • Project Server 2007
  • SharePoint 2007
  • SQL Server 2005 2008
  • System Center Managers
  • Team Foundation Server
  • Virtual Earth 6.0
  • Essential Business Server 2008
  • Windows Mobile 5.0
  • Windows Server 2003 2008
  • Server Virtualization
  • SharePoint Services 3.0
  • Small Business Server 2008
  • Windows Vista
  • More.

6
MCTS EXTRA INFO
TECHNOLOGY SERIES
  • 1 or 2 Exams Required for Each MCTS.
  • List of Available Certs is Growing Constantly.
  • No Limit On How Many You Can Have.
  • Upgrade Paths for Older Certs.
  • Full List of All MCTSs Available at
  • www.microsoft.com Search for MCTS

7
Microsoft Certified Information Technology
Professional (MCITP)
PROFESSIONAL SERIES 1
  • What is an MCITP?
  • Answer
  • 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.
  • 12 Different MCITP Certifications Are Available
    At This Time.

8
Available MCITPs
PROFESSIONAL SERIES 1
  • MCITP Business Intelligence Developer
  • MCITP Business Intelligence Developer 2008
  • MCITP Consumer Support Technician
  • MCITP Database Developer
  • MCITP Database Developer 2008
  • MCITP Database Administrator
  • MCITP Database Administrator 2008
  • MCITP Enterprise Messaging Administrator
  • MCITP Enterprise Project Management with
    Microsoft Office Project Server 2007
  • MCITP Enterprise Support Technician
  • MCITP Enterprise Administrator
  • MCITP Server Administrator

9
MCITP EXTRA INFO
PROFESSIONAL SERIES 1
  • 1 or 2 Exams Required for Each MCITP.
  • Respective MCTS Has To Be Passed Before MCITP
    Exams Can Be Taken.
  • No Limit On How Many You Can Have.
  • Upgrade Paths for Older Certs.
  • More info on MCITPs Available at
  • www.microsoft.com Search for MCITP

10
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
PROFESSIONAL SERIES 2
  • What is an MCPD?
  • Answer
  • 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.
  • 6 MCPD Certifications Are Available At This
    Time. 3 with Visual Studio 2005, and 3 with
    Visual Studio 2008.

11
MCPD Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
PROFESSIONAL SERIES 2
  • MCPD Windows Developer
  • MCPD Web Developer
  • MCPD Enterprise Applications Developer
  • 1 or 2 Exams Required for Each Cert. Also
    Respective MCTSs.

12
MCPD Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
PROFESSIONAL SERIES 2
  • MCPD Windows Developer 3.5
  • MCPD ASP.NET Developer 3.5
  • MCPD Enterprise Applications Developer 3.5
  • 1 Exam Required for Each Cert. Also Respective
    MCTSs.

13
Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)
MASTER SERIES
  • What is a MCM?
  • Answer
  • 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.
  • 5 MCM Certifications Are Available At This Time.

14
Available MCMs
MASTER SERIES
  • MCM Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
  • MCM Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • MCM Windows Server 2008 Directory
  • MCM Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • MCM Microsoft Office Communications Server
    2007
  • A combination of exams and certifications, as
    well as extensive industry experience is required
    for each of these certifications.

15
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
ARCHITECT SERIES
  • What is a MCA?
  • Answer
  • 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.
  • 2 Certification Tracks Are Available
  • 1. MCA Technology Programs 2. MCA
    Infrastructure Program

16
New Microsoft Certification Path Diagram
17
Upgrade from Microsoft Desktop Support Technician
(MCDST)
  • Only 1 Upgrade Exam Required
  • Exam 70-621 PRO Upgrading Your MCDST
    Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support
  • Once Passed You Achieve The Following Two
    Certifications
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
    Windows Vista Configuration
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional Enterprise
    Support Technician

18
Upgrade from MCSA MCSE on Server 2003 to Server
2008
  • Take Relevant MCSA or MCSE Transition Exams for
    Server 2008.
  • Achieves MCSA 2 MCTSs
  • MCSE 3 MCTSs.
  • 2. Then Transition from MCTS to MCITP Server
    Administrator (2 Exams) or MCITP Enterprise
    Administrator (4 Exams).

19
Prometric Exam Registration Process
  • Visit www.prometric.com
  • Choose IT Certification, followed by Microsoft
    Exams. (Most Microsoft Exams are 125 USD.)
  • Locate Exam and Testing Centre. (MicroAge is
    the only Prometric Centre in Regina.)
  • Choose Date Time of Exam. (Mon-Fri 830-330)
  • Set-Up Account and Pay for Exam. (Credit Card
    Only.)
  • Attend Our Office with 2 Forms of ID on
    Date/Time Chosen.

20
Microsoft Second Shot Offer
  • Get a second chance to pass your Microsoft
    Certification exam Free Offer!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To Register Online Visit www.microsoft.com
    Search Second Shot Offer.
  • Offer Valid Until June 30th, 2009.

21
Useful Websites
  • Course Calendars Info
  • www.microagesask.com/training
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  • Microsoft Learning Catalog
  • http//learning.microsoft.com
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  • Microsoft TechNet
  • http//technet.microsoft.com

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THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!!!!!!
  • QUESTIONS??????
  • Further Info
  • TEL 566 4529
  • derek.pollock_at_microagesask.com
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