How Does Microsoft Learning Experiences Defend Against Pirates? ARRGGHHH! Psychomagician and Super Sigma Are on the Case!

How Does Microsoft Learning Experiences Defend Against Pirates? ARRGGHHH! Psychomagician and Super Sigma Are on the Case!

Liberty Munson (Microsoft)
Psychomagician and Super Sigma have been following Born to Learn, and you seem to be very interested in the posts by Kerri Davis, our anti-piracy program manager. We're no dummies, so we thought "why don't we interview Kerri and get the dirt straight from her?” What is Microsoft doing to protect the integrity of your certification? Why can't Microsoft talk more publicly about the work that's being done regarding our anti-piracy efforts? What is Microsoft doing about braindump sites? How can candidates tell the difference between a brain dump site and a legitimate test prep site? What does Microsoft consider “cheating?”

And, what is it that Anti-Piracy Program Managers do here? (For those of you who know me and my love for movie lines, can you name the movie this is borrowed from? Emphasis on the word "do here" as in "what is that you'd say you do here?")

Want to know the answers to these questions and more? Watch this!

Enjoy!

Comments
  • Davin Mickelson
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    I think cheaters would be too scared to use brain dumps if they know how embedded Microsoft is with the underground community. For example, Microsoft could have its own fake web site(s) selling or giving away fake brain dumps to identify the exam cheaters. I am only guessing and have not had the chance to view the video above yet. That knowledge should be enough to prevent people from downloading/buying them.

  • ImmoRhys
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    As discussed here before, Microsoft Learning is doing nothing to stop brain dump sites or cheats. Sites have been running untroubled for years.

    "And, what is it that Anti-Piracy Program Managers do here?" - Nothing useful. Play around with cameras making childish videos while the Microsoft paper cert scheme was destroyed.

  • Dancar
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    In might be helpful if Microsoft posted a list of practice exam providers which have been confirmed NOT to be braindumps:  MeasureUp, Trancender, etc.

  • Davin Mickelson
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    There used to be a program called the MCPTP - Microsoft Certified Practice test providers. I believe that STS still advertises that they are in the group.

    It's a bummer that the exams are changing so rapidly that the valid practice test providers cannot keep up while the illegal BD sites profit.

  • Jason Krause.
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    I just heard from MeasureUp that they will not be developing practice tests for several exams due to lack of demand.

    Another legitimate resource has been lost.

  • Jason Krause.
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    I watched this again and noticed that Kerri also mentioned SelfTest from Kaplan. I quick search of their site shows they do not offer any practice exams for the new MCSE tests. It would appear that even Microsoft cannot provide information that helps candidates find legitimate resources.

    www.selftestsoftware.com/.../server-2012.kap

  • Jason Krause.
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    Follow up: SelfTest has advised that the 70-413 is in development. This will be their first MCSE related training, and I hope they are targeting R2.

  • Davin Mickelson
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    Good info, Jason!

    I know Microsoft is trying to ward off BD sites. It must be tough when they are based in foreign countries.

    "The goggles, they do nothing!" -en.wikipedia.org/.../The_goggles_they_do_nothing