Training Tools Follow SQL, Visual Studio Launch

Microsoft Learning releases training tools to coincide with launch of the company's relational database and software development suites.

MCTS, MCPD Beta Exams Out in November

Registration has opened for beta versions of exams required for MCTS and MCPD certifications.

Editors' Choice Awards: Thumbs Up!

Redmond's resident critics pick their favorites in this year's Editors' Choice Awards.

Exam Objective Guides for MCTS and MCPD Exams Now Available

MCTS exams 70-431, 70-431 and MCPD exam 70-441 to head to beta in November-December time frame, with live release in 1Q 2006.

MCP for the New Generation

Microsoft says new-gen program's aim is to simplify the cert process and reduce costs and training time.

MCT Program Re-Up Moved to April 2006

One other change: MCTs with tenure excused from meeting minimum training delivery requirements.

Readers Respond October 2005

New-found respect, the possibility of buying a Mac and a DMZ question for Security Advisor columnist Joern Wettern.

The Power Inside

As head of Microsoft Research, Rick Rashid leads a team that remains largely anonymous, but whose work finds its way into nearly every product Redmond ships.

Improved Training Benes Under SA

Next year, Software Assurance will include a sizable increase in training vouchers. The increase can prove to be a boon to Microsoft Certified Training Partners.

Sim Versions of 70-293, 70-294 Exams Make Beta

With exam rollout problems apparently worked out, Microsoft has begun beta testing exams 70-293 and 70-294.

Salaries Finally Up for MCPs According to 2005 Survey

Readers report a significant increase in salary over last year's survey results.

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.

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