For the upcoming Microsoft Certified Career Conference, to be held all day on February 17, 2011, I’m on the docket for two presentations, one with Jeff Johnson, Academic Area Lead, Microsoft Learning, with another solo offering that same day. Here’s the scoop:
- Opportunity Knocks: IT Certification Success (9:15-10:15 AM CST/-06:00 UCT)
Many ingredients go into obtaining a certification credential, but even more go into parlaying a certification into career success. Hear from Certification Guy Ed Tittel on how best to work your IT certifications to turn them into a new job, a better-paying job, or to help you lay the groundwork for future promotion and advancement. Learn about how I’ve reworked my 2003 book of the same name into updated content at PearsonITCertification.com that you can put to work right away, for free!
- Microsoft Certification in Academia, with Jeff Johnson (7:30-8:30 PM CST/-06:00 UCT)
Tune in for an overview on how IT certification melds with academia, both within and alongside typical degree programs in computer science, information technology, business, and more. You’ll get a sense of how Microsoft certifications can add to, and even sometimes stand in for, typical 2- and 4-year degree plan requirements.
Whereas the last MCCC offered curriculum elements and coverage mostly tailored for entry-level job seekers and aspiring IT professionals, this upcoming MCCC aims across the IT professional spectrum. In fact, it will include 2.5 hour training sessions lifted straight from the Microsoft Certified Master training materials, and will also delve into subjects more likely to interest experienced professionals, including certified training elements on Windows Server 2008 Active Directory and Messaging Solutions for Exchange Server 2010, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) coverage on Azure, and even trends in CRM solutions.
Visit the MCCC Registration page to sign up today! And please note: I am working with MS as a volunteer for this event, so I’m not shilling for the money, I’m shilling because I think it’s a great program, with strong content, and a terrific opportunity for IT professionals at all levels to learn, investigate career opportunities, and build their personal and professional networks.