Another iteration of the Microsoft Certified Career Conference (aka MCCC) — that two-day, free-wheeling, multi-tracked educational and career tuneup online extravaganza — is back on! It will be held online for two half-days (12 hour-long segments, that is) on March 14 and 15, 2012. Check out the MCCC home page for details, where you’ll also find a link to register for this free event.
I don’t know yet what time that Wednesday (March 14, that is) that Jeff and I will be presenting, but that’s the day that both of us are available, and we should be finding out soon. Jeff is the Academic Area Lead for MS Learning’s IT Academy in North America, and has also taught at the college level (as have I, as an adjunct faculty member for Austin Community College) as well.
The last time we did this, we talked about how various academic IT programs (including Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, and other certificate and degree plans) have started to include and incorporate IT certification materials and coverage into their curricula. This time, we’ll do more of the same, but feature more and different schools and programs. We also plan to expland our coverage of community college-based offerings, because that is where the biggest population of prospective IT workers can find affordable training and certification coverage nowadays.
All in all, it promises to be an interesting session, and I hope you’ll not only join us when we present (stay tuned for details) but will also tune in on the whole MCCC as well. I’ve helped out with three of them now, and they’ve always been informative, interesting, and a lot of fun.