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  • Blog Post: Want to Earn Your MCSA: Windows Server 2012 or SQL Server 2012? You Now Have More Options!

    Did you hear the news that you now have more options for earning your MCSA: Windows Server 2012 and your MCSA: SQL Server 2012 ? In both cases, two predefined exams are required, but you now have choice to take one of four exams to meet the third requirement for earning either of these certifications...
  • Blog Post: Recertification Update: Developer and SQL Server Exams

    SQL Server Recertification Exams Released The second wave of recertification exams, corresponding to SQL Server-focused MCSE: Data Platform and MCSE: Business Intelligence certifications, is now available. Details can be found on the web pages referenced below. Please note that recertification exams...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Online Proctored MCP and MTA Exams

    Come on, admit it: you’ve always wanted to take one of our exams in your pajamas. I can’t be the only one. Or maybe you travel for business frequently and find yourself in a hotel room with nothing to do and nothing good on TV. Or maybe you just live hours away from the closest testing...
  • Blog Post: Inside MSL: Seven Minutes with a Senior Product Manager

    Kenji Onozawa is a new Community Manager at Microsoft Learning. He helps to connect people within the Microsoft Learning community and provides our online communities with useful information to help ease the certification process. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn . Those of you who frequent...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Azure Certifications Now Available

    To support the Microsoft community in adoption of Microsoft Azure as the cloud for their modern businesses, Microsoft Learning is proud to announce the availability of two new Microsoft Azure exams. Each of the following exams awards individuals with a Microsoft Specialist certification, validating knowledge...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft, Pearson VUE partner to make exam-taking and scheduling more convenient

    At Microsoft, we’re committed to giving you powerful computing, at any location and on any device. That principle applies to training, too: it should be just as convenient for you to learn how to make the most of our products and gain valuable certifications. So I'm pleased to tell you that...
  • Blog Post: MCSD Recertification Exams Now Available

    The first wave of recertification exams, corresponding to all five MCSD specialties, is now available. Details can be found on the web pages referenced below. Please note that recertification exams cover material from the exams taken to originally earn the credential, with particular emphasis on the...
  • Blog Post: We're Listening! Results from the MCP Survey!

    Every year, we randomly select...well...a lot of MCPs to participate in a survey to gauge satisfaction with the MCP program overall, evaluate the Microsoft Certification Program relative to programs of other IT vendors, and determine areas for improvement. We recently received the results from that survey...
  • Blog Post: My Certification Journey - Part 3 (There and Back Again)

    Well…I did it. Two days ago, I passed Exam 70-485: Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C# and completed my requirements to earn the MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C# certification. Of course, I'm elated - this achievement makes it to my Top 10 list of professional goals - but...
  • Blog Post: Update: App Review to Cert Pilot Program Now Open Worldwide

    Based on customer demand, Microsoft Learning and Microsoft Premier Field Engineering (PFE) are expanding the App Review To Cert Pilot to cover the worldwide MCP community. Originally launched in July, this program aligns with the needs of software developers for a real-world performance-based alternative...
  • Blog Post: Get Credit Towards Certification with your Windows Store Apps

    10/07/14 Update: Due to popular demand, the pilot has been extended through June 2015, and opened to an additional 500 candidates worldwide. Also, Microsoft Learning will now award certification credit for Windows Store Apps that have already been published. ----------- Just in case you didn't...
  • Blog Post: Certification Update - Recertification Exams (Revised)

    NOTE: My thanks to all that provided feedback on this thread. Based on concerns you raised about maintenance of multiple MCSD and/or MSCE certifications, we have been able to make a change to the recertification deadline to ensure that all individuals will have a minimum of 12 months to prepare for...
  • Blog Post: Score Reports: Your Questions Answered

    In response to my recent " Dissecting Your Score Report " blog series, you have posted a number of comments and questions that I want to answer with more detail than what I might provide in a comment to the post. I also want to address a few frequently asked questions related to scoring and...
  • Blog Post: Exam/Certification Update - MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

    To help students stay current with the latest ALM processes and tools, Exams 496, 497, and 498 will be refreshed on June 8, 2014 to cover solutions based on Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013. Details on the exam updates, in the form of side-by-side comparisons of exam objectives,...
  • Blog Post: A Day in the Life... Of a Psychomagician... I Mean Psychometrician

    Super Sigma launched our "Day in the Life" series last month, describing what project managers (aka PjMs) do on the exam development team in Microsoft. This month, the super heroes will walk you through what it is that psychometricians (aka psychos--so appropriate on so many levels, especially...
  • Blog Post: Demystifying Exam Scoring: Translating Raw Scores to Scaled Scores

    As part of my "Dissecting Score Reports" series, I've had a lot of questions, comments, confusion around how questions are scored and how that translates to the score you receive. Here are the key points about question and exam scoring: 1) All questions are worth 1 point unless otherwise...
  • Blog Post: Dissecting Your Upgrade Score Report: What Does It All Mean? Part 4

    To date, I've walked you through the traditional score report ; in a future post, I will address some of the questions that you raised in your comments as well as some frequently asked questions, so keep asking them! Today, let's turn our attention to upgrade score reports. Because upgrade...
  • Blog Post: Certification Update 2: SQL Server 2014

    To help MCITP: SQL Server 2008 credential holders upgrade to MCSE: Data Platform and MCSE: Business Intelligence certifications while staying current with upcoming release of SQL Server 2014, upgrade exams 70-459 and 70-460 will be updated on May 15, 2014 to cover solutions based on both SQL Server 2012...
  • Blog Post: List of Upcoming Exam Retirements - April 2014

    As technology changes, we add new exams and revise or retire older exams. We have planned the exam retirement dates for the next 12 months and have listed them in a downloadable page below. Both the exams and dates that are planned for retirement are subject to change, so please check the exam retirement...
  • Blog Post: Dissecting Score Reports: What Does It All Mean? Part 3

    So far, I have walked you though the introductory information, bar chart , "top 3 opportunities for improvement" list on fail reports, and the "comparison to others" charts in previous posts...what's left, you ask? Well, thanks for asking! Because it's looking like I've...
  • Blog Post: What are the Hot Trends and Innovations Happening in the Testing Industry? What Do You Think?

    As I promised in a my post about a session that Super Sigma... I mean, Briana, and I presented at the Innovations in Testing Conference in March, I want to share what I learned about trends, innovations, and hot topics that are emerging in the testing industry. As Kerri Davis mentioned in her post ,...
  • Blog Post: Dissecting Your Score Report: What Does It All Mean? Part 2

    In my first blog in this series of posts designed to help you understand the information that we provide in your score report and how to use it, I walked you through the first section of the score report, including the bar chart showing your performance on each major section (functional group) on the...
  • Blog Post: A Day in the Life... of a PjM!

    Hello hello everyone! Psychomagician and I are bringing you a mini-series within the ACE Chronicles. The ‘Day in the Life’ trio of episodes will give you behind the scene insights into what a PjM, CDM, and Psychometrician actually do every day! You didn’t think that these fun videos...
  • Blog Post: Dissecting Score Reports: What Does It All Mean? Part 1

    As part of the Certification Challenge, Veronica Sopher and Mel Batham asked me write a blog post walking our loyal readers through the different sections of a score report, explaining what each means, how to interpret your results, how to focus your studies if you fail an exam or simply want to improve...
  • Blog Post: Exam/Certification Update 2 - MCSD: Web Applications

    To help students stay current with the latest Web Application development processes, Exams 486 and 487 will be refreshed on April 30, 2014 to cover solutions based on Visual Studio 2013, MVC 5, and recent developments in Windows Azure. Details on the exam updates, in the form of side-by-side comparisons...