Those interested in exploring or better understanding IT opportunities in the cloud — especially as such things intersect with Microsoft products and technologies — should jump right up to the Microsoft Certified Career Day Web page that focuses on “Get in the Cloud” and register for the free broadcast scheduled for March 12, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 12:35 PM Pacific Time (-08:00 UCT). That day’s agenda features the following items:
- 09:00 – 10:15 Live Industry Panel on cloud-based career opportunities features various MS heavyweights, an MVP and college instructor, and Paul Thurrott, all interacting and dispensing insight and advice for virtual attendees.
- 10:15 – 10:30 A brief but surely interesting interview with Windows guru and MS Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich on the ins and outs involved in helping organizations transition into cloud computing.
- 10:30 – 11:30 A Windows Server 2012 live product session with MS senior technical evangelists Rick Claus and Joey Snow, with an overview on training opportunities to learn cloud-related technologies in and around the Windows Server 2012 platform.
- 11:35-12:35 A SQL Server 2012 live product sessions with senior technical product manager Dandy Weyn, and senior product marketing manager Jennifer Moser, as they discuss business intelligence support scenarios that SQL Server 2012 brings to organizations, and MS training and technology offerings designed to support use of such tools and technologies.
This promises to be an interesting and informative educational encounter for those who want to explore Microsoft’s support for cloud-based platforms, tools, and technologies, and to get a sense of what kind of training and certifications Microsoft has built around such things. Be sure to register soon if this includes you: the live session is bound to fill up quickly (though a recorded version will surely be available about one month after the live delivery date, you’ll have to move quickly to get in on the initial delivery).