*** Updated with FREE beta exam info below! ***

For Microsoft Learning and our community of Microsoft Certified Professionals, TechEd is definitely among the most important and exciting events of the year. This year, TechEd North America is taking place from June 11 to 14 in Orlando, Florida!

Our own Melissa Bathum recently sat down with the Countdown Show guys Rick and Joey at Channel 9 to talk about certification related resources at the conference, as well as on-site exam opportunities. (FREE private cloud exams! Comfy bean bag chairs in the certification lounge!) If you're attending, be sure to use your schedule builder, reserve time to learn about what's new in certification and get certified right there!

Watch the video. Get all the details below or read about certification at TechEd North Amerca's website.

Follow @MSLearning and @TechEd_NA on Twitter. The official event hashtag is #msTechEd.

Free Private Cloud Exams | Register for exams

The following Private Cloud certification exams, which are part of the required exam path to earn Microsoft Certification Solutions Expert for the Private Cloud (MSCE: Private Cloud), will be offered at no cost to TechEd attendees who take the exam on-site:

  • Exam 70-246 | Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
  • Exam 70-247 | Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

 

30% Exam Discounts | Register for exams

We are excited to offer a 30% discount on the following Microsoft Certification Exams on-site at TechEd:

  • Exam 70-243 | Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Exam 70-400 | Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring
  • Exam 70-461 | Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Exam 70-583 | Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications
  • Exam 70-640 | Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
  • Exam 70-642 | Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
  • Exam 70-646 | Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
  • Exam 70-659 | Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

 

50% Master Exam Discounts | Register for exams

For the first time, we are offering a $250 savings on the following Microsoft Certified Master Exams at TechEd:

  • Exam 88-970 | SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master: Knowledge Exam
  • Exam 88-974 | Microsoft Certified Master: Exchange Server 2010, Knowledge Exam

 

On-Site Exam Cram Sessions

  • Exam Cram Sessions

    Get ready for your next certification test with these interactive study groups led by MCT Ambassadors on-site at TechEd. Find Exam Cram sessions on the following Microsoft Certification Exams in the Content Catalog.


    • Exam 70-243: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
    • Exam 70-321 and Exam 70-323: Deploying Office 365
    • Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
    • Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
    • Exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
    • Exam 70-573: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development
    • Exam 70-599: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Applications
    • Exam 70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
    • Exam 70-642: Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
    • Exam 70-643: Windows Server 2008 R2 Application Infrastructure, Configuring
    • Exam 70-659 and Exam 70-693: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization
    • Exam 70-662 and Exam 70-663: Exchange Server 2010, Configuring
    • Exam 70-664 and Exam 70-665: Lync Server 2010
    • Exam 70-667 and Exam 70-668: SharePoint Server 2010
    • Exam 70-680: Windows 7

FREE Beta Exams | Register for exams

  • Exam 71-410 | Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

The first exam necessary to achieve your Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 certification, which is your pre-requisite to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure and MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure. Learn more about the MCSE certifications

  • Exam 71-687 | Configuring Windows 8

The first exam necessary to achieve your Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 8 certification. (NOTE: if you are already an Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Desktop Administrator or MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician certification, you will want to wait for the upgrade exam that will be available at a later date)

  • Exam 71-480 | Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

Candidates for the 71-480 exam will prove their experience with HTML in an object-oriented, event-driven programming model and working with data and flow with JavaScript. Additionally knowledge of the HTML5 elements, APIs, document structure, and controls as well as using CSS3 to style and create a flexible and adaptive content layout and UI. This exam counts towards the new MCSD: Windows Metro Style Apps certification. Learn more about the MCSD certifications

The Study Hall

Not sure you’re ready for that exam yet? Come over to The Study Hall, your dedicated quiet space, where you will have the ability to take a free Practice Test or try out free e-Learning on one of over 80 computer workstations - MCT Ambassadors will be standing by to guide you through your certification preparations.

 

Microsoft Learning Booth and Certification Lounge

We know you will have questions about the certification process, and we’re here to answer them! Located in the Connect Zone on the show floor, you’ll find product specialists and MCT Ambassadors, ready to help you find the certification path that's right for you.