Category Archives: Certification

Windows Server 2016 MCSA Upgrade Exam 70-743

Last week at Ignite Australia 2017 I had to use my MCP credentials to test out the on-site testing facilities, for which I was given a free double-shot exam voucher. Because I’ve already done all of the Windows 10 and EMS related exams that are available I thought I’d try my hand at the Windows Server 2016 70-743 exam, what was the worst that could happen? Thankfully nothing bad happened, I got through it, but it did highlight just how

Microsoft Specialist – 70-398 Planning For And Managing Devices In The Enterprise – Exam Now Live

Overnight I received notification that the results were in for those who sat the beta version of the 70-398 Planning For And Managing Devices In The Enterprise, and thankfully I’d managed to get through. One of the hardest parts of preparing for beta exams is that you don’t have much to go by in terms of specific preparation content. More often than not in my case it turns into a somewhat chaotic effort to pull together a diverse range of resources that

Microsoft Australia Exam Camps coming soon

The Readiness team at Microsoft Australia just posted the dates for eight different exam preparation camps they are running across the country in April and May. Below is the list of exams, the dates for each city and the registration links. If you are looking at getting certified, click the link above to see full details about what is included and what is required of thoes who register. Next Up: Exam 70-331 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Sydney 9th May –

MCSA: Windows 10 Certification Is Now Live

Last week on the Born To Learn site it was announced that a new MCSA certification for Windows 10 would be going live this week, and I’m pleased to see that it has. Why? Well, for a start, I’ve already met the pre-requisites, so I get it automatically (an early Christmas present!), but it also highlights some of the things I’ve been telling people around the best way to prepare for the Windows 10 exam which I’ll discuss briefly below. As

Office 365 Beta Exams 71-346 and 71-347

The site has been a bit quiet over the past month as I’ve been doing the groundwork to complete the last two exams of my MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification. I lost momentum when my source of exam vouchers dried up, and that thing called life got in the way. With some renewed free exam voucher offers and some discounted exam packs, I was gently prodded back into action and am happy to report that I got through the two post

Windows 8 – What’s New On Microsoft Virtual Academy?

Microsoft Virtual Academy is turning into an incredibly useful source of online training, and Windows 8 is no exception. Even though there will be a big influx of Windows 8.1 content in the months to come, much of the underpinnings remain the same, so spending some time learning more about Windows 8 is going to ease your introduction to Windows 8.1, especially if you have avoided any interaction with Windows 8. What’s the problem with avoiding Windows 8 and waiting

Everyone loves a free gift – MCSA:Windows 7

One of the benefits of going overboard on MCP exams is that occasionally I discover that I have achieved a certification that I wasn’t aware existed. Today was one of those days, I received notification from Microsoft that I had earned MCSA: Windows 7, and only had to do 1 more exam (to be released) that would give me MCSA: Windows 8. I think it might be time to hit up my friends at Microsoft for some exam vouchers, I

Windows Intune April 2012 Pre-Release And On Premise Exchange Server

One of the interesting aspects of the Exchange requirement for Mobile Device Management is that it requires an on-premise Exchange server. While this doesn’t suit everyone at this point in time, there are a few things to consider. While this may appear to instantly rule out Exchange Online users, it’s not necessarily the case. If you are running in hybrid mode to assist in Exchange management, then you still have that on-premise server that is required. However, for users on

New Virtualization certification articles posted on Australian Microsoft Partner Blog

As mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been writing a series of articles for the Microsoft Australia Partner Team on certification strategies. The latest one on Virtualization is now live, and it’s full of information that’s useful whether you are building out an internal test environment for virtualization projects, or preparing for the related Microsoft exams. The build and test environment here at Intunedin is currently running on top of Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008

What’s been happening at

The last week has been a busy week here, with yours truly wirting a series of articles for the Microsoft Partner Blog, which you can see here and here, and several more queued up for publication. This motivated me to get around to sitting the three MCP Exams required to achieve the MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2 certification, which is the next article that should appear on the MS site. Later this week intunedin will be back

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