SERVER PLATFORM COMPETENCY - Upcoming Competency Changes

Exam 70-417 Jump Start Clinic October 23-24th

This no-cost course is designed for IT pros who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. This is a live, online virtual classroom – no need to travel. Mark your calendars for October 23-24, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and register now.

Upcoming Competency Changes

The Server Platform competency is being updated to align with the release of Windows Server 2012. Effective mid-November 2012. See the competency roadmap for details.

New Help for Exams: Free Study Guide

New, free resources are available to give you the best prep possible to pass your Microsoft Learning (MSL) exams. Created by Microsoft Evangelist Keith Mayer, who recorded all the study resources that he used to pass the exams himself, the study guide for Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization presents the exam objectives in a checklist format for ease of use. (Note: through January 2013, exam 70-659 may be taken in place of Exam 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Centre 2012). Note that this exam also qualifies for the Second Shot offer – a free retake.

New MSL Courses and Exams: Get Certified!

Microsoft Learning (MSL) is nearing completion of the latest certifications for Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) for Windows Server 2012 (both new and those looking to upgrade their WS 2008 certifications) and the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) for Server Infrastructure. Take a look at the courses and exams required for each program and begin to further your SME status today.

Discover Your Path to Windows Server 2012: Microsoft Technical Showcase

Review new, breakthrough product features available with Windows Server 2012 and get the scoop on the latest Microsoft training and certification offerings on Windows Server 2012. Find and attend an event near you.

New Training and Resources on Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 has launched worldwide, and Microsoft has the training available to get you up-to-speed. Check out the latest:

· Course 20410A: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

· Course 20417A: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012.

· Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012