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Microsoft's First, Best Customer: A Q&A with Microsoft CIO Ron Markezich

More than 300,000 devices. About 10,000 servers, 2,000 IT staff and the same number of contractors and vendors. The most attacked network in the world. Meet the man responsible for keeping it all going.

Salary Survey: Movin' On Up!

After a flat year, salaries are up again -- dramatically for some -- as we take a look at the changing demographics of the Redmond readership in our 10th annual salary survey.

Stating the Obvious about Windows Deployments

Are we stating the obvious when we reveal that Windows Server 2003 dominates on servers among our readership? How about if we told you that it wasn't total and utter domination?

Certiport To Head Microsoft IT Academy

Microsoft outsources its global training program to Certiport, based on its success with Microsoft Office Specialist.

MCP Exam Second-Shot Promo Nears End

The second coming of Microsoft's MCP exam retake promotion is coming to an end on August 31, 2005.

New MCP Exam for Systems Management Experts

Systems Management Server 2003 exam being beta tested from Aug. 8 to Aug. 22. Will count toward MCSE and new Technology Specialist cert.

MCDST Title Hits Milestone

Microsoft sees desktop tech cert catching on, with the company issuing more than 8,000 Microsoft Certified Desktop Technician titles as of June this year.

Certiport Names U.S. Champions in Global Microsoft Office Competition

More than 25,000 students in 41 countries competed to see just who's best at Word and Excel.

Microsoft Adds Partner Competencies, Improves Partnering Tools

Additional competencies include those for solution providers mobility experts; partnering tools improvements include vastly streamlined registration process.

BREAKING NEWS: MCP Program Takes New Road in September

Framework for "new generation" certifications to debut in September, beginning with SQL Server, Visual Studio.

Small Business Gets Big Recognition

Check this out: A new, "specialist" certification for Small Business Server experts.

Microsoft Betas Learning Consultant Certification for MCTs

The new title will recognize “the practice” of designing and delivering custom learning solutions for organizations.

Q&A: IAMCP Wants You!

Partner Program Adds New Office Exams

If information posted on a testing provider's Web site is correct, Microsoft Partner competency exams will feature Office exams.

Microsoft Certified Architect Program Ahead of Pace with New MCAs

Update: Dozens of newly minted Microsoft Certified Architects announced as program begins "pilot phase."

Architect Program Taking Shape

Ten years of verifiable experience is one of many challenges to face candidates who plan to tackle Microsoft's architecting certification.

Reprieve on MCP Retake Offer

Microsoft extends "second-shot" exam promotion three more months.

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