What it takes to be a good specialist? Usually everyone agree that the vital element to it is to learn much. With MS, it is usually easy enough: TechNet and MSDN are great sources of information. No, really, most of official courses I sit on (to be honest – there was not many of them) don’t give you as much info as those two. If you are lucky enough, you’ll get a great trainer and then you can have even more than in TechNet, but usually it is only a good way to quickly refresh, restructure or get some basic … Continue reading Freebies: books and other learning stuff
During the past week or so there were several messages spread about availability of betas for some products of MS and some new tools. Some of them are definitely of interest to me and, probably, for you. The first is VMM SSPv2 SP1 Such a nice an abbreviation, isn’t it? =) It stands for Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal v2 with SP1. Being a bit buggy, it is still a very cool application. I’m going to use it as soon as it is released, and now we are using it in a test environment. New features: You can import machines … Continue reading Some new cool betas
Just news, briefly: New certification program for students and newbies without IT experience just started. You already can pass several exams to become MS Certified Technology Associate. More info in the program site. Brilliant way to start your certified life, I think Another freebies… Well, almost. MS gives discount up to 30% on certification exams for employees of companies which are MS partners. And, though you are to by the exams wholesale, those who work for MS partners know that you are sometimes to pass them wholesale too, so enjoy. Details.
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Exams on 2000 and NT4 are officially announced to be discontinued from 03.31.2008. Honestly I haven’t pass any of them because I became certified not long ago. However I guess those who are in IT much longer then I am ,ay miss the whole era… Full list of deprecated certifications and the news itself is here.