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Some certificates for recently released exams not available for download or purchase yet

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 29, 2010

The following 11 certificates are not yet available on the Certificate Manager tool for either download or purchase. These should be available for download by August 9, if not sooner.

  • MCPD: Windows Developer 4
  • MCPD: Web Developer 4
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Data Access
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Service Communication Applications
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Windows Applications
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Web Applications
  • MCTS: Microsoft Dynamics C5 2010 Payroll
  • MCTS: Microsoft Dynamics C5 2010 Programming
  • MCTS: Microsoft Dynamics C5 2010 Advanced Programming
  • MCTS: Microsoft Dynamics C5 2010 System Consultant
  • MCTS: Microsoft Dynamics C5 2010 Project

The MCITP: Installation and Configuration for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 certificate is also not available via the Certificate Manager tool and we are targeting the beginning of September for when this certificate will be available.

Microsoft understands the importance of having your certificate available after you earn your certification and apologizes for the inconvenience in the delay. Microsoft is currently working through the process of releasing the impacted certificates to our Certificate Manager tool and will be making them available as soon as possible.

 Source: Born to Learn

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itSMF Fusion 10 – Louisville, KY

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 29, 2010

I will be attending itSMF Fusion this year. If you are interested in joining contact me for $200 off in registration fee. See you there.


More information about the event: Next September, the most significant event in Service Management will bring you world-class speakers and content you have come to expect from the itSMF USA convention. That means you’ll benefit from greater networking opportunities, additional educational content, and much more. The Kentucky International Convention Center is the the perfect venue to hold an event as important as itSMF USA Fusion 10 .

Get ready to make the most of your time in Louisville by rounding up more Service Management knowledge than ever before. This year’s national convention provides the opportunity to discover the strategies and solutions that will help your organization realize a greater ROI on its Service Management investment by reducing costs and increasing efficiency. With the guidance and expertise of itSMF USA backing the convention, IT and business professionals will come together to help unify the ever-evolving industry of Service Management. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this monumental event. For more information and to register, visit www.itsmfusion.com.

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Microsoft Learning Product Releases for July 18-31

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 28, 2010

1.       Microsoft Official Courses (MOC) are instructor-led training courses offered by our Certified Partners.  Not all classes will be offered by all partners.  Find a training center through Class Locator and see if they will be offering the course you need.

2.       Community Courses (CC) are instructor-led training courses offered by our Certified Partners wherein the content is authored by our learning community.

3.       General Availability for MOC and CC is dependent on our Certified Partners, but the earliest is Orderable Date + 7 days.

4.       Products with no link currently don’t have a URL – search for the course in the training catalog

 Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Title Type RTM (MCT Availability) Orderable Date (MPN Availability) General Availability
Deploying Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Configuring Mailbox Servers in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Managing Recipient Objects in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Managing Client Access in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Configuring Message Transport in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Implementing Messaging Security in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Implementing High Availability in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Implementing Backup and Recovery in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Configuring Messaging Policy and Compliance for Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Maintaining Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Deploying Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Managing Mailbox Servers and Recipients in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Managing Client Access in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Managing Message Transport and Security in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Configuring Messaging Policy and Compliance in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Introduction to Planning an Exchange Server 2010 Deployment E-Learning     7/23
Planning the Exchange Server 2010 Infrastructure Environment E-Learning     7/23
Planning and Deploying Client Access Services in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Planning and Deploying Message Transport in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Planning and Deploying Mailbox Services in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Planning and Deploying Messaging Security in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Planning and Deploying Messaging Compliance in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Planning and Deploying High Availability in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Planning and Implementing Disaster Recovery in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Transitioning to Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Configuring, Managing and Troubleshooting Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 (German, Japanese, French) MOC  7/30 8/16 (Japanese, French), 8/30 (German) 8/23 (Japanese, French), 9/6 (German)

 

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Title Type RTM (MCT Availability) Orderable Date (MPN Availability) General Availability
What’s New in Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 for IT Professionals E-Learning     7/21
TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring (German, French, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil)) Exam     7/27, 9/30 (Portuguese(Brazil))

  

Microsoft Office 2010

Title Type RTM (MCT Availability) Orderable Date (MPN Availability) General Availability
Beginner Skills in Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 (Italian, French) MOC 7/19 8/2 8/9
What’s New in Microsoft® Office® 2010 MOC 7/28 8/11 8/18
Beginner Skills in Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010 (Spanish, Japanese) MOC 7/28 8/11 8/18
Beginner Skills in Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 (German) MOC 7/28 8/11 8/18
Beginner Skills in Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010 (German) MOC 7/28 8/11 8/18
Skills Training in Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 MOC 7/29 8/12 8/19
Beginner Skills Training in Microsoft® Visio® 2010 MOC 7/29 8/12 8/19
Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Part 1 – Setting up a New Site MOC 7/29 8/12 8/19
Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Part 2 – Workflows MOC 7/29 8/12 8/19
Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Part 3 – Content Types MOC 7/29 8/12 8/19
Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Part 4 – Integrating Business Data MOC 7/29 8/12 8/19
What’s New in Microsoft® Access® 2010 (German, Spanish, Japanese) E-Learning     Now
What’s New in Microsoft® Publisher 2010 (German, Spanish, Japanese) E-Learning     Now
What’s New in Microsoft® Visio® 2010 (German, Spanish, Japanese) E-Learning     Now
Skills Training in Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 (German, Spanish, Japanese) E-Learning     7/28
Skills Training in Microsoft® Word 2010 (German, Spanish, Japanese) E-Learning     7/28
Skills Training in Microsoft® Excel® 2010 (Spanish) E-Learning     7/28

 

 Microsoft Essential Business Server

Title Type RTM (MCT Availability) Orderable Date (MPN Availability) General Availability
Configuring, Implementing, and Managing Windows® Essential Business Server 2008 E-Learning     7/28

 

 Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Title Type RTM (MCT Availability) Orderable Date (MPN Availability) General Availability
Implementing and Managing Microsoft® Server Virtualization MOC 7/20 8/3 8/10
Fundamentals of Windows Server® 2008 Network and Applications Infrastructure (Spanish) MOC 7/30 8/13 8/20
Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory® Domain Services (Spanish) MOC 7/30 8/13 8/20
Configuring and Troubleshooting Internet Information Services in Windows Server® 2008 (Spanish) MOC 7/30 8/13 8/20

Source: Born to Learn

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Download White Papers related to IT Best Practices (ITIL, ISO 20000, Sourcing etc.)

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 27, 2010

 Information technology managers, company executives, IT staff and business users – now you can easily keep abreast of industry news, trends and developments through White Papers. Quint Wellington Redwood is proud to bring you this valuable collection of White Papers related to IT Best Practices (ITIL, ISO 20000, Sourcing etc.) 

Download, Read, & Learn. Enjoy!

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Today’s Most In-Demand Certifications – Certification Magazine

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 27, 2010

An industry-recognized certification can provide you with a competitive edge whether you’re looking for a new position or trying to advance within your current firm. However, the biggest challenge when it comes to earning a professional designation is often determining which one to pursue.

via Today’s Most In-Demand Certifications – Certification Magazine.

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OCS 2007 R2 Helpdesk training

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 26, 2010

Another great training resource has become available.    The course is designed to help you in supporting Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2. You will learn some of the most common Office Communicator 2007 R2 support scenarios that might be encountered, as well as how to troubleshoot the issues and how to resolve them. Additionally, you will also receive an overview of how to provide quality customer service throughout the call flow.

The goal of this course is to introduce you to Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 support and to teach you how best to support the end-user in the Office Communicator 2007 R2 environment.

After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Identify the workflow of an Office Communicator 2007 R2 support incident.
  • Receive Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 service requests.
  • Identify the affected component of in service request (Communicator, Live Meeting, and so on)
  • Locate and apply available documentation and reference material to resolve issue.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve general call driver scenarios for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2, and apply effective methods for advanced service request scenarios.
  • Identify and use troubleshooting tools

For the course follow the below link,

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/technet/en-us/Live%20Meeting/OC2007R2HDT/WebHelp_Pro/Microsoft_Office_Communicator_2007_R2_Help_Desk_Training.htm

Source: Andy Ord’s Blog

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Microsoft ebook giveaways

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 26, 2010

Microsoft have come up trumps with the following free ebooks.  A quick summary of recent giveaways includes,

Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (DRAFT Preview)

Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (DRAFT Preview II)

Code for “Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010” DRAFT ebooks

Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7 Series (DRAFT Preview) (by Charles Petzold)

Free ebook: Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft

Free ebook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions (Second Edition)

Free ebook: First Look Microsoft Office 2010

Free ebook: Windows 7 troubleshooting tips

Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2

Free ebook: Deploying Windows 7, Essential Guidance

There’s gotta be something in that list for you to enjoy…..

Source: Andy Ord’s Blog

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Receive College Credit for 21 Microsoft Certifications/Exams in the US

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 26, 2010

Hello All Life Long Learners,

You can now earn college credits for all major Microsoft Certifications. The American Council on Education College Reviewers (ACE) has recommended 21 Microsoft exams/certifications for college credit. In addition, if you have taken the exams within the last 3 years, you can also get credit through the ACE transcript service. This will certainly open door for a large crowd, who needs college credits to get reimbursed by their employer.

Read the full story

Enjoy!

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MOF guidance to facilitate organizational improvement

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 24, 2010

Pleased to share latest releases—a collection of workbooks, guides, and action plans designed to facilitate organizational improvement. This combination of resources builds upon the guidance offered in MOF 4.0, providing specific examples of the application of MOF concepts.

 The following resources are now available for download:

Enjoy!

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Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) Technology Library

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 24, 2010

The MOF Technology Library provides guidance and best practices to help you better understand how to use MOF with Microsoft technologies. The newest component of the library is the first Technical Service guide and workbook. These resources provide the knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep technologies running smoothly so IT can deliver the services an organization expects.

Technology Library

Overview

Administrator’s Guide for Reliability Workbooks. This administrator’s guide provides an overview to help you customize these technologies for your organization.

MOF Reliability Workbook for Active Directory Certificate Services. This workbook presents hands-on tasks that you can fine tune to meet the goals of your organization. It provides knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep Active Directory Certificate Services running smoothly.

MOF Reliability Workbook for Active Directory Domain Services. This workbook presents hands-on tasks that you can fine tune to meet the goals of your organization. It provides knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep Active Directory running smoothly.

MOF Reliability Workbook for Hyper-V. This workbook presents hands-on tasks that you can fine tune to meet the goals of your organization. It provides knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep Hyper-V running smoothly.

MOF Reliability Workbook for Internet Information Services. This workbook presents hands-on tasks that you can fine tune to meet the goals of your organization. It provides knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep Internet Information Services running smoothly.

New! MOF Reliability Workbook for Microsoft Application Virtualization. This workbook presents hands-on tasks that you can fine tune to meet the goals of your organization. It provides the knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) running smoothly.

MOF Reliability Workbook for Network Load Balancing. This workbook presents hands-on tasks that you can fine tune to meet the goals of your organization. It provides knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep Network Load Balancing running smoothly.

MOF Reliability Workbook for System Center Configuration Manager. This workbook presents hands-on tasks that you can fine tune to meet the goals of your organization. It provides knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep System Center Configuration Manager running smoothly.

MOF Reliability Workbook for System Center Operations Manager 2007 and R2. This workbook presents hands-on tasks that you can fine tune to meet the goals of your organization. It provides knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep System Center Operations Manager running smoothly.

MOF Reliability Workbook for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. This workbook presents hands-on tasks that you can fine tune to meet the goals of your organization. It provides knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep System Center Virtual Machine Manager running smoothly.

New! MOF Reliability Workbook for User State Virtualization. This workbook presents hands-on tasks that you can fine tune to meet the goals of your organization. It provides the knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep User State Virtualization (USV) running smoothly.

MOF Reliability Workbook for Windows Server 2008 DNS Server. This workbook presents hands-on tasks that you can fine tune to meet the goals of your organization. It provides knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep Windows Server 2008 Domain Name System (DNS) Server running smoothly.

MOF Reliability Workbook for Windows Server 2008 R2. This workbook presents hands-on tasks that you can fine tune to meet the goals of your organization. It provides knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep Windows Server 2008 R2 running smoothly.

New! Technical Service Reliability Guide and Reliability Workbook for the Dynamic Datacenter. This newest addition to the MOF Technology Library provides the knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep technical services running smoothly so you can deliver the services your organization expects. The workbook, along with the accompanying administrator’s guide, focuses on defining service health considerations for the Dynamic Datacenter. Use this guidance to achieve a reliable and effectively monitored and maintained Dynamic Datacenter.

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