TechEd NA 2013: MCP Party, Certification Resources and Free Beta Exams!

TechEd NA 2013: MCP Party, Certification Resources and Free Beta Exams!

Veronica Sopher - Microsoft

The Microsoft Learning team is getting ready to head to New Orleans for TechEd North America 2013, and we could not be more excited to see you again. I even got a haircut for the occasion. But have we started packing? Of course not! Big Smile  We did, however, send Melissa to crash Rick's and Joey's TechEd Countdown Show! Watch the latest episode to find out all the cool things Melissa revealed.

Certification and Training Resources

I've been getting a lot of great questions from the community (especially members of the Krewe) about what MSL will make available onsite. For planning purposes, get all the details and links via our previous blog post titled "How to get certified @ TechEd at 50% off." If you don't remember all that or just aren't sure about taking exams yet, no problem. Come to Certification Central when you arrive at TechEd, where you'll find a full buffet of training and exam prep resources, such as:                 

  • Free practice tests
  • Free on-demand training, powered by MVA
  • Free e-learning courses
  • Free, live, exam prep sessions, led by Microsoft Certified Trainers
  • Advice and assistance from our MCT Ambassadors and Technical Learning Guides
  • 50% off all MCP and MTA exams onsite!
  • New onsite testing center experience, provided and managed by Microsoft Learning

FREE Beta Exams

For the SharePoint developers among you, we are bringing two free beta exams this year. These are available to TechEd North America attendees only, and the limited seats will be filled fast. Go to http://northamerica.msteched.com/CertificationReg to pre-register for these exams using the codes provided below, and select site location MC60 or MC61.

  • 71-488: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions: Code TE488J
  • 71-489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions: Code TE489J

Certification Nation Celebration (#CertNation)

That's right. *The* party for our MCP + MCT community at TechEd NA, dubbed "Certification Nation Celebration," is coming with us to New Orleans! It will be happening at Pat O'Brien's on the River at 9pm on Tuesday night (June 4), so mark that on your calendar. We are so happy to partner with New Horizons Computer Learning Center this year, who will be treating you to a specialty cocktail. Want in? Visit our booth, find me (Veronica Sopher, aka @Shih_Wei) or one of my esteemed colleagues, show us you're an MCP, and you'll get a "backstage pass" to the party, hashtagged #CertNation. Don't forget to give a shout-out to @MSLearning and @NewHorizonsCLC if you're the tweeting sort. Geeked (Party size is capped at 300. One pass per person.)

That is it for now. Got questions? Post it in a comment below, or find me online. See you in NOLA soon!

 

Comments
  • joe.centrastructure.com
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    The Codes for the Beta Exams are expired already.  Has this already filled up?

  • Veronica Sopher - Microsoft
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    @Joe - The pre-registration date has been reset. Please try again. Thank you!

  • joe.centrastructure.com
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    Both worked, Thanks!

  • Veronica Sopher - Microsoft
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    Excellent! See you in NOLA soon!

  • IncredibleMouse
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    I got my first MCP Certification while at TechEd today! It was a pleasure. The test was rough, but, thankfully, I passed with room to spare. The folks at registration and check-in were having trouble dealing with Prometric, but they were consoling and accommodating - even sending me a text message when the testing was ready to go. Bravo! Thanks all - including the MCT's who prepared videos to help prep students. (I snapped a picture of one of you! :) )

  • Peppe
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    Hello Veronica. When is the last day I can use these codes?

  • Peppe
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    i.e. if I choose the 28th of June on the Prometric site fot the 71-488 and I enter the code, it says "The selected appointment Date is after the voucher expiration date"