Missed the live broadcast? Not to worry.
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 below.
Meet the esteemed Industry Panelists
Industry Panelists
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 2003.
Zeshan Sattar, Curriculum Manager, Vision Workforce Skills, MCT
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 Corporation
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
118 Minutes
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.
15 Minutes
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.
45 Minutes
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.
45 Minutes
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!
3 Minutes
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.
5 Minutes
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
92%
The dramatic growth in hiring demand for cloud skills versus February 2011.1
400%
The astonishing growth in hiring demand for cloud skills versus the same time in 2010.2
14M
14 million new jobs by 2015 due to spending on public and private IT cloud services.3
The IDC Report spells it all out:
Hundreds of IT hiring managers cite lack of training, certification and experience as the top three reasons cloud-related IT positions will go unfilled. Read the full report
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