MCT Readiness: who dares to teach must never cease to learn

Tjeerd Veninga (Microsoft)

'Who dares to teach must never cease to learn'; powerful words by John Cotton Dana. Most trainers and teachers work hard to be the best at what they do but I would argue that for an MCT more time and effort is required as new products and new editions are introduced all the time. MCTs certainly must never cease to learn. At Microsoft, we support MCTs through the MCT Readiness program. MCTs please read on, new and very interesting readiness content is here! 

First of all, let me take the opportunity to point out great new sessions that will be delivered during our April hird Thursday Sessions on April 21, 2011:

·          Session 1: Easy Classroom Deployment using MDT, presented by Mikael Nystrom. Start Time: 7:00 A.M. Pacific Time.

We realize that setting up classrooms takes a lot of your time. Mikael will present a fantastic best practice that may enable you to save tons of your time. Deploy your classrooms using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)! 

·          Session 2: Trainer Preparation for Course 10165A, presented by Stan Reimer. Start Time: 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time

Finally, the course you have been waiting for! If you have been teaching Course 10135A, and most of the students in your class are experienced Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange Server 2007 administrators, you now have a new course specifically designed for this target audience.

·          Session 3: Creating Captivating Code for Classes, presented by Susan Ibach and Christopher Harrison. Start Time: 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time

Code demos are an essential tool for any successful class. However, if not done well they can instead be an unmitigated disaster. In this session, Susan and Christopher will present some tips and tricks for helping ensure your code demonstrations help you rock the classroom.

To top it off, we just uploaded an additional 10 hours of trainer preparation that will help you prepare for specific courses. Under 'event recordings' you will will find nearly 50 hours of Train the Trainer sessions; presentations where the people that built the course take you through the course and help you get ready to deliver that course. Find out more about these courses 'from the horse's mouth'. As you prepare for these courses, simply access the recording and find out how the course was designed, what you should focus on, what skills are covered, etc. etc.. Reviewing these 60 minute Train the Trainer recordings can save you a lot of time and effort, it may also be a more enjoyable way to prepare for new courses. As always, we'd love to hear from you, let us know your thoughts so we can become even better at this.


Product Number

Product Title

Product Title



Troubleshooting and Supporting Windows 7 in the Enterprise

Byron Wright



Deploying Windows Server® 2008

Andrew Warren



Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server® 2008-based Servers

Jason Kellington



Fundamentals of Windows Server® 2008

Andrew Warren



Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory® Domain Services

Conan Kezema



Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory®

Brian Svidergol



Implementing and Managing Microsoft® Desktop Virtualization

Stan Reimer



Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010, Application Development

Paul Baker



Designing a Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Infrastructure

Paul Baker



Introduction to Web Development with Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010

Jeff Washburn

  • Andrew Bettany
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    Great idea!  

    More TTTs the merrier.  Can this be a sticky on the BTL MCT readiness forum page and/or can you also add a link to the MCT private page to this readiness content?