Help Us Create Exams and Learning Content! Join our SME Database Today!

Liberty Munson (Microsoft)

Updated 4/5/2018 (last paragraph)

As I mentioned in a previous post, Microsoft needs your help creating our learning and exam content. To facilitate this, we have created the SME Profile database where you can provide us with information about your skills and abilities. We've been in the process of transitioning that database from Microsoft Connect to Microsoft Collaborate, and we now have the capability to let anyone register rather than requiring an invite us from us.

Here are the basic steps:

1) The SME Profile database is hosted as an engagement under the Microsoft Collaborate developer program. Joining requires a Microsoft account and registration to the developer site, so you'll need to make sure you have an account.

2) Join the Worldwide Learning SME Profile engagement on Microsoft Collaborate and complete your profile survey.

That's it! OK, so there are a few more steps required, but this is the basic gist. For step-by-step instructions (and lots of screen captures), download the attached PDF called Joining the SME Profile engagement on Microsoft Collaborate.

The steps in the PDF will take a bit of time, but membership has its privileges. Many people on Microsoft's Worldwide Learning team use the database to search for SMEs who can assist with content development—from creating courses to reviewing them to writing exam content to reviewing items and setting the passing score (really!)—and participating in research designed to define the direction we head as a learning organization. As an active participant in the SME Profile database program, you can have a say in what we teach, how we evaluate skills, and the future of our program. Not too shabby. But, I suspect that the reason you'll join is because those in our SME database get a unique code to participate in beta exams (one that is not posted here), increasing the likelihood of getting a seat in that beta exam that you really want to take. Join today!

Update 4/5/2018: Please note that you can't use a Microsoft corporate account to join the database. Please see section “Problems with work/school email addresses configured with Azure AD - suggested fix” in the attached PDF for a workaround.

Attachment: Joining the SME Profile engagement on Microsoft Collaborate.pdf
Comments
  • Hasham Niaz
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    Thanks MS Connect is back with a whole new look  :)

  • Kyle Burns
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    Thanks for sharing that this is ready, Liberty! I participated as a beta tester for the first two generations of .NET developer exams and would love to be involved again. I'm hoping to see the 70-538 coming soon!

  • Fabian Alberto Campo Henriquez
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    Hi, thanks, i would like to participate creating contents and measuring with exams.

  • 0d52ac0d-741e-4fb9-b58b-eebbe1ebb905

    Does this apply to SQL Server as well? I am a DBA and it doesn't look like the exams have changed remarkably in recent past. I would like to contribute to keeping these certifications relevant.

  • Lisa Weber
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    @Fabian Alberto Campo Henriquez and @0d52ac0d-741e-4fb9-b58b-eebbe1ebb905

    I hope you do sign up in Microsoft Connect. Yes, this applies to all subject areas in our current exam program.

  • Magnus Ahlkvist
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    I get this when trying to add the SME profile:

    "403: OK

    Operation cannot be completed due to insufficient permissions. "

  • Stephen Russell
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    I'm having the same problem as Magnus. Error 403

  • giarbi
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    I'm having the same problem as Magnus. Error 403

  • Roel Janssens
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    Please give me permissions, I get error 403

  • jlch
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    Hello,

    are you interested by MOC (french) translation? Is it the right place?

  • Stefanos Evangelou
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    403: OK

    Operation cannot be completed due to insufficient permissions. Has this issue been resolved or is it expected behavior?

  • Nuno Mota
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    I am getting the same 403 permissions issue...    :(

  • Lisa Weber
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    @Magnus Ahlkvist

    @Stephen Russell

    @giarbi

    @Roel Janssens

    @jlch

    @Stefanos Evangelou

    @Nuno Mota

    Check out my update to the last paragraph—most likely the 403 error is related to this issue:

    Update 4/5/2018: Please note that you can't use a Microsoft corporate account to join the database. Please see section “Problems with work/school email addresses configured with Azure AD - suggested fix” in the attached PDF for a workaround.

  • Alex Mang
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    Hi,

    I'm getting this:

    403: OK

    Operation cannot be completed due to insufficient permissions.

    I tried as suggested in the .pdf to update my primary alias, but the personal e-mail (which is an Outlook.com e-mail) is the only currently existing alias and I still cannot get past this error. What should I do?

  • Alex Mang
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    Quick question on the 403 permission error: My account was previously set as a company account for my company using this Microsoft Account. Is this a problem? Should I consider creating a new account instead? Can't I make my Microsoft Account (personal use) a personal account type in the developer portal instead?

    403: OK

    Operation cannot be completed due to insufficient permissions.

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