TechNet Challenge: Learning Plans

Thank you for taking the TechNet Challenge! Below are links to the exclusive learning plans around Microsoft’s Server products.

Brian Komar’s Learning Plan for Deploying a Windows Server 2008 PKI
Use this Learning Plan to get familiar and clear about solutions that include design of certificates and deployment of certificates for PKI-enabled application such as smart card logon, wireless networking, Encrypting File System, and Web server SSL.

David Elfassy’s Learning Plan for Deploying Exchange Server 2007 Messaging Solutions
This learning plan is intended for IT professionals who are deploying an Exchange Server 2007 infrastructure. This learning plan will help you design the ideal Exchange Server 2007 solution to meet your business needs, get up to speed on the technical aspects of Exchange Server 2007 and validate your deployment plans. You can use this information to design a Simple, Standard, Large, or Complex Exchange organization, define your security needs and ensure a highly available deployment strategy.

Matthew Roche’s Learning Plan for Deploying SQL Server 2008
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is the next generation of Microsoft’s powerful relational database management system, and redefines the scope and role of the SQL Server product suite. This learning plan is for database professionals who need to upgrade their existing SQL Server skills to take advantage of the new features and capabilities in SQL Server 2008. The intended audience for this learning plan already has experience designing, developing and/or administering database solutions with SQL Server 2005.

Matthew Roche’s Learning Plan for Developing Solutions on SQL Server 2005
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is a powerful, enterprise scale database platform that is ideally suited for many types of real-world applications. The intended audience for this learning plan already has experience developing custom applications using Microsoft.NET technologies, but do not have significant experience using Microsoft SQL Server 2005.

Thomas Lee’s Learning Plan for Deploying Office Communication Server 2007
Use this Learning Plan to learn more about OCS,  Microsoft’s Unified Communications product. OCS, along with the MIcrosfot Office  Communicator and Life Meeting Console provide presence, instant messaging, web conferencing, audio/video conferencing and telephony. OCS 2007 is the upgrade/replacement for Live Communications Server 2005.

Ulf B Simon-Weidner’s Learning Plan for Deploying Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
Use this learning plan to learn about deploying Windows Server 2008 Active Directory. The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in Windows Server 2008 Active Directory provides industry recognition to IT-Pros who are either Administrators or Consultants and responsible for designing, implementing, configuring, managing and troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Infrastructure.