How to become a Microsoft Learning SME

How to become a Microsoft Learning SME

Krista Wall (Microsoft)

One word, rhymes with sneeze

Because we develop learning products on a wide variety of Microsoft technologies, we need to keep in touch with experts on each product to help us develop the content. We call these folks Subject Matter Experts, or SMEs (rhymes with “sneeze”) for short. We love our SMEs, and we simply can't make our products without them.

SME profile

Have you ever wondered how you can get involved with content development for Microsoft Learning? Well, it's easy. We have a system for keeping track of people who want to participate. You just need to fill out a SME Profile survey. We'll contact you about opportunities that match the skills and experience in your profile, such as blueprinting or beta exams. As you gain new experience and skills, or as new versions of products come out, you'll need to update your profile by editing your survey responses.

Sign me up!**

If this is the first you've heard about our database of SME Profiles, or if you started to fill out the (admittedly very long) survey and just didn't finish, there's no time like the present to sign up. You can go directly to this page on Microsoft Connect and fill out the SME Profile survey. If you have previously registered on Connect, sign in with your Windows Live ID so that you can access the survey. If you’re new to Connect, you will be prompted to complete the Connect registration process before you can access the survey. There is no need for an invitation code.

**The Connect registration process can be a little rocky, so if you’re having trouble getting to the survey, e-mail mslcd@microsoft.com and I’ll send you some more troubleshooting info.

Comments
  • vgv88819008
    |

    According to

    borntolearn.mslearn.net/.../how-to-become-a-microsoft-learning-sme.aspx

    I am attempting to fill

    connect.microsoft.com/site862

    clicking there

    Microsoft Learning SME Profile

    (connect.microsoft.com/.../SurveyList.aspx)

    which show no further links available and nowhere to further fill anything:

    --------------------------------------------------------

    Surveys

    MSL Subject Matter Experts

    Click a survey link in the following list of Available Surveys to provide valuable feedback or to view a survey that you have already completed:

    Available Surveys

    (none available)

    Completed Surveys

    (none available)

    I tried it through IE7 and CoogleChrome with the same results

  • Krista Wall (Microsoft)
    |

    Hello vgv,

    Please try signing in with your Windows Live ID, and see if you can view the link to the survey then. If not, ping me at mslcd@microsoft.com, and I'll help you troubleshoot.

    Thanks!

    Krista Wall

  • rellufgerg
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    i am intrested in MS-SQL Server SME and i did registration  also. may i know how is seletion process. i am really intrested in this program.

  • Krista Wall (Microsoft)
    |

    Hi Mahesh,

    Sorry for the really slow response. If you already created your SME profile, you've done everything you need to do. As opportunities arise to help us out with content development, we'll contact you using the notification system within Connect. Watch out for e-mails from Microsoft Connect. I think you'll see something pretty soon. ;0)

    Thanks

    Krista Wall

    Certification Product Manager

  • rellufgerg
    |

    i want to attempt for beta free exam

  • rellufgerg
    |

    how to create sme profile ?

    plz let me know step by step

  • rellufgerg
    |

    No comment.

  • rellufgerg
    |

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