March 12, 2013 marked the inaugural Microsoft Certified Career Day. During
our live broadcast we heard from an esteemed panel of IT industry experts on the
topic of cloud technologies, and the opportunities for advancing IT careers through
skills development, training and certification. Mark Russinvoich gave us a an insiders'
look into Microsoft's approach toward cloud computing, and product teams presented
on Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012.
Find out why training and certification is your key to advancing, or starting, your
career in the cloud. Watch the recorded webcasts now and learn more about our presenters
Mel Beckman, CEO, Beckman Software Engineering
Mel operates Beckman Software Engineering, a consultancy specializing in IT infrastructure
and high-bandwidth virtualization, including private and public cloud. Mel also
speaks and writes about IT topics -- including security, virtualization, and cloud
computing -- throughout the world.
Michael Bender, Instructor, Madison Area Technical
College, MVP, MCT
Michael is a bartender-turned-IT Professional with 14 years of experience in IT
specializing in the training, development, delivery and support of IT Infrastructure.
He currently teaches courses in Windows Networking at Madison Area Technical College
and holds multiple Microsoft certifications.
Wes Miller, Research VP, Directions on Microsoft
Wes is a Research Analyst at Directions on Microsoft, covering Office 365, SharePoint
Server, and SQL Server. He has held positions as Product Manager at Winternals Software
and at Microsoft, where he was a Program Manager for Windows XP and Windows Server
Zeshan Sattar, Curriculum Manager, Vision Workforce
Zeshan devises the training and certification curriculum for Microsoft IT Academies
in the United Kingdom, delivered by a network of MCTs to students aged between 16
and 24. He has delivered training to a range of audiences across the world via online
platforms and has also worked and spoken at a number of Microsoft events.
Paul Thurrott, Technology Analyst and Editor
of Supersite for Windows
Paul is a technology blogger, published author, podcaster, editor for Paul Thurrott's
SuperSite for Windows, and a technology analyst at Windows IT Pro. He regularly
writes news, previews, and reviews for beta and completed Microsoft products, such
as Windows, Microsoft Surface, Windows 8, Windows Phone, Microsoft Office, and more.
Moderator: Eddie Yandle, Sr. Director, Microsoft
Eddie is currently the Senior Marketing Director for Microsoft Learning. He has
worked at Microsoft since 1997, in various roles with the Small & Mid-Market Solutions
& Partners organization. Prior to Microsoft, Eddie worked in journalism for 15 years
as a reporter and technology editor.
Live Industry Panel Broadcast
Watch this interactive panel discussion with IT industry experts who discuss how the Cloud is redefining IT recruitment
Special Guest Interview with Mark Russinovich
Watch this exclusive interview with Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich, who discusses the the key capabilities organizations will need when migrating workloads to the cloud.
Windows Server 2012 Product Session
Senior Technical Evangelists Rick Claus and Joey Snow discuss how to get the training you need to transform your IT operations and deliver a whole new level of business value with Windows Server 2012.
SQL Server 2012 Product Session
Senior Product Managers Dandy Weyn and Jennifer Moser discuss the Business Intelligence scenarios SQL Server 2012 delivers to organizations, and what training you need now to help enable this capability.
Training and Certification Success Story
Certification shouldn’t feel daunting. Watch our most recent success story with Cynthia Wang, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, to find out not only how she navigated through certification to achieve her MCSA, but also what her next goals are. Perhaps her story will inspire you!
Behind the Scenes at Certified Career Day 2013
Want to feel like you were there? Follow David Elfassy from Netlogon Technologies, as he goes behind the scenes to introduce us to the speakers, finds out how to prepare for certification and guides us through the Certified Career Day.
1 Wanted Analytics, Hiring Demand for Cloud
Computing Skills Skyrocketing, Mar 2012
2 Wanted Analytics, Hiring Demand for Cloud
Computing Skills Skyrocketing, Mar 2012
3 IDC MS White Paper, Cloud Computing's Role
in Job Creation, March 2012