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MCSA Recertification Meets Growing Requirements for Security Specialization

Posted by Rubel Khan on December 20, 2009

Stay current with exam 70-699: Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) Security Specialization Skills Update. MCSA Security Specialization plus recertification demonstrates current status on the latest security-related functions and tasks on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista or Windows 7. In 2010, the Department of Defense, among other organizations, will require employees to meet credential requirements accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or an equivalent authorization body.

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Microsoft Exams released in October 2009

Posted by Rubel Khan on December 19, 2009

Exams released in October 2009 Preparation guide
Windows Server 2003, MCSA Security Specialization Skills Update (English) Exam 70-699
TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring (English) Exam 70-662

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Course Release Announcement: 6426B – Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

Posted by Rubel Khan on November 11, 2009

Microsoft Learning is proud to announce the release to manufacturing of MOC course 6426B, Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory®. This three-day instructor-led course covers creating, maintaining and troubleshooting identity and access solutions with Active Directory services including Active Directory Certificate Services, Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services, Active Directory Federation Services and Active Directory Rights Management Services.

Course 6426B was released to manufacturing on October 26, 2009 and is currently available for download on the MCT courseware download center. The course will be available for ordering by CPLS partners on November 6, 2009. You can view the syllabus for course 6426B here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Course.aspx?ID=6426B

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Exam 70-699: Windows Server 2003, MCSA Security Specialization Skills Update

Posted by Rubel Khan on November 11, 2009

Microsoft announces the availability of exam 70-699: Windows Server 2003, MCSA Security Specialization Skills Update. This exam allows the certification holder to demonstrate their continuing ability to perform the security-related functions and tasks on Windows Server 2003 and one of Microsoft’s clients (operating systems). The prep guide for this exam is available at: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-699&locale=en-us

Who Should Take This Exam?

Some organizations will not recognize credentials unless they meet the ISO 17024 Personnel Certification Bodies requirements. For example, according to the Department of Defense Directive 8570.1, by 2010, the DoD will only recognize information security credentials that have been accredited by ANSI or equivalent authorization bodies. Because demonstrating continued competence (recertification) is one of the ISO 17024 requirements, we have developed this exam to fulfill this requirement.

If you hold the MCSA Security Specialization credential and work for the DoD or an organization with similar requirements, you should take this exam if you’d like your organization to recognize your MCSA Security Specialization credential. Additionally, candidates who are interested in demonstrating continued competence on the security-related functions and tasks on Windows Server 2003 and one of Microsoft’s clients are encouraged to take this exam. Recertification is not required for candidates who do not work for such an organization or who have no interest in demonstrating continued competence in this content area.

Please note that this process only applies to the MCSA Security Specialization credential.

How to Demonstrate Continued Competence

Renewal requires certification holders to register for and pass 70-699: Windows Server 2003, MCSA Security Specialization Skills Update. After passing the exam, the candidate will earn the MCSA Security Specialization plus recertification credential. Note that candidates must hold the MCSA Security Specialization prior to recertification; candidates who take and pass 70-699 will not be awarded the MCSA Security Specialization plus recertification credential until they have met all the requirements for the MCSA Security Specialization credential.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate continued competence every three years. If candidates do not, their MCSA Security Specialization plus recertification credential will expire and revert to the MCSA Security Specialization credential without the recertification designator. Candidates who hold the MCSA Security Specialization credential can earn the MCSA Security Specialization plus recertification at any time by passing 70-699.

Demonstrate that you are up to date on the latest security-related functions and tasks on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista or Windows 7 with MCSA Security Specialization plus recertification. Learn more about MCSA recertification.

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New Training on Channel 9

Posted by Rubel Khan on November 11, 2009

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Are you trying to find more information to help you prepare for certifications?  Perhaps you would like to go a little deeper on some of the technologies.  Channel 9 has always been a great go-to place for developers looking for the latest information and now, they’ve added some great training content as well.

Channel 9 launched three new training courses created by developers for developers.  Channel 9 has always been about giving direct access to the engineers and future technologies from Microsoft.  These courses allow developers to get started on learning about emerging technologies at their own pace. 

 

Office 2010 Workshop

Discover how Office 2010 Beta is a broadly extensible platform for building information worker productivity solutions and see how developing for Office with Visual Studio 2010 makes this easy.

See online presentations with demos that will help you get started developing solutions from Add-ins to full featured Office Business Applications (OBAs) using Visual Studio 2010 with Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 as the core platform. 

Explore how to build solutions on SharePoint 2010

See how SharePoint 2010 is a major step forward as a development platform.  Learn how SharePoint 2010 provides the business collaboration platform for developers to rapidly build solutions using familiar tools such as Visual Studio 2010 through this self-paced course. 

Windows Server 2008 R2, “Not your average R2!”

Explore this significant Windows Server release via a self-paced training course of videos and hands-on-labs with a focus on performance, web, management, and other server solution scenarios.   Learn about developing applications for “many-core” scale, enable efficient “trigger-started” services, explore new Windows PowerShell features, create integrated solutions with the File Classification Infrastructure, build Web Platform extensions, and automate your dev-test environment with VHD and Hyper-V API’s.

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Course Release Announcement: 6426B – Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 31, 2009

Microsoft Learning is proud to announce the release to manufacturing of MOC course 6426B, Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory®. This three-day instructor-led course covers creating, maintaining and troubleshooting identity and access solutions with Active Directory services including Active Directory Certificate Services, Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services, Active Directory Federation Services and Active Directory Rights Management Services.

Course 6426B was released to manufacturing on October 26, 2009 and is currently available for download on the MCT courseware download center. The course will be available for ordering by CPLS partners on November 6, 2009.

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Microsoft Learning Portal Index

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 15, 2009

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One More Reason to Love Windows Server 2008 ITPro Certifications

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 29, 2009

On September 17, Microsoft received ANSI accreditation for two of the biggest Microsoft Certified Professional credentials!

· Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows Server 2008 Server Administrator

· Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator

Accreditation for these credentials certifies that they meet the ISO 17024 (Personnel Certification Bodies) requirements. ANSI accreditation is recognized as the highest standard in personnel certification accreditation and is the only accreditation that is recognized by governments around the world.

Why is this so cool?

Accreditation means that you (and your manager/organization) can trust that we’ve applied strict international industry standards and rigor to the process of creating and maintaining these credentials. You can count on high quality, valid, and reliable exams, as required under the ISO 17024 standard.

Additionally, the US Government and other organizations are increasingly using ANSI accreditation to verify the quality of certification programs and to control fraud and misuse. In view of the proliferation of certification programs and the need to help the consumers make informed decisions, government agencies look to ANSI accreditation to differentiate quality programs and improve practices in industry. The ANSI accreditation process is designed to increase the integrity, confidence, and mobility of certified professionals.

Finally, this is a differentiator for Microsoft credentials in comparison to other IT credentials in the market. These two Microsoft credentials are the FIRST two product specific IT certifications to receive the ANSI accreditation under ISO 17024.

Clearly, accreditation is critical to the value of your certification. Because it puts an external stamp of approval on the rigor with which we develop and maintain exams, we plan to put more of our credentials through this process and are currently working on the MCSA–Security Specialization credential, which we hope will be accredited in December 2009. Keep watching this blog for more details.

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New Course 6446: Implementing and Administering Windows® Essential Business Server 2008

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 28, 2009

Just published, available shortly at a Certified Partner for Learning Solutions near you:

Course 6446, Implementing and Administering Windows Essential Business Server 2008

This course is intended for value-added providers/resellers (VAP/VAR), service providers, system integrators, technology consultants, and in-house technology staff serving small and medium businesses.

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Assess midsized business’ technology and business needs.
  • Design a Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 network solution.
  • Install Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
  • Migrate to Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
  • Configure Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
  • Manage users and groups in Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
  • Manage messaging in Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
  • Manage and monitor Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
  • Secure a Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 network.
  • Expand a Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 network.

Learn more or find a CPLS offering this class here.

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Windows Server 2008 R2 overview

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 16, 2009

* Presentation slide download (6M)

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