Certifications

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No Certification Training Kits for Windows Workflow...

Some days ago Gerry O'Brien published on his official Microsoft Certification blog a summary of the planned Training Kits for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 Certifications and their current expected release dates (plus some news about Training Kits for SQL Server 2008). My surprise was to see that in this list there's a planned Training Kit for WPF, a planned Training Kit for WCF but no planned Training Kits for Windows Workflow. Fortunately Microsoft has planned also an exam for this new technology (Exam 70-504: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Workflow Foundation Application Development) so why not having...

posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2008 12:24 PM | Feedback (0)

Started my Sharepoint certification path...

Sharepoint has always more an important role on the systems that we're developing for our customers and during the last 2 months I've started to work also on the "certification side". In these weeks I've passed the 2 configuration exams (70-630 for MOSS and 70-631 for WSSv3) and I'd like to conclude this path by taking also the MOSS development exam (70-542). We'll see what happens... Technorati Tag: Certifications

posted @ Sunday, January 13, 2008 2:26 PM | Feedback (5)

Prometric website... what a pain!

2 hours in order to schedule for a Microsoft exam with Prometric: this is the result of the unique exam provider! Prometric website is a pain... I don't know if it's a server problem or a website code problem, but the process to register for an exam (when you've to pay!) is terribly slow and it crashes quite always. If you're lucky, your registration goes OK, otherwise you've to repeat all the steps (5 times today for me :@ ). VUE was really really better... Technorati Tag: Certifications

posted @ Thursday, January 03, 2008 2:27 PM | Feedback (1)

A rumour about .NET 3.5 exams

Today I've received from a friend an interesting email content about the beta exams availability for Microsoft .NET 3.5: Exam 70-502: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - Windows Presentation Foundation - 11/09/2007 Exam 70-503: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - Windows Communication Foundation - 11/08/2007 Exam 70-504: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Workflow - 11/15/2007 Exam 70-561: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - ADO.NET - 1/17/2008 Exam 70-562: TS: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - ASP.NET - 1/31/2008 Actually I can't confirm if these dates are true so if someone can do this... please share a comment! Technorati Tag: Certifications

posted @ Tuesday, October 09, 2007 9:52 PM | Feedback (0)

How to demotivate a "certification lover"...

With a big surprised, I've just read this news on my blogroll: Microsoft Learning announces its decision to move forward with Prometric for delivery of its Microsoft professional certification and Microsoft Dynamics exams. Pearson VUE will discontinue selling Microsoft professional certification exams after August 31, 2007. To accommodate those who purchase Microsoft professional certification exams through August 31, Pearson VUE will continue to administer the exams through December 31, 2007. Pearson VUE will discontinue selling and administering Microsoft Dynamics exams after December 31, 2007. Additional details regarding this transition will follow over the next few months. Read the...

posted @ Saturday, July 07, 2007 3:26 PM | Feedback (4)

Microsoft Certification's future lifecycle

Trika has published an in-depth post about the future lifecycle of every Microsoft certification. Basically, the new word to keep in mind for every future Microsoft title is "currency". Every MS certifications will have a strict lifecycle and at the end of this period the title must be renewed or it will be retired. In summary: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications will be retired when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the technology (usually 7-10 years from the product's initial release) Professional-series credentials (MCITP and MCPD) will require an update every three years from the date you...

posted @ Tuesday, July 03, 2007 9:24 AM | Feedback (5)