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June 11, 2010  4:41 PM

The Once and Future/Current MOS

Posted by: Ed Tittel
MCAS reverts to MOS, Microsoft Office Specialist certification, MOS certification, MS certification

MOS stands for MIcrosoft Office Specialist and is a family of certifications from Microsoft Learning that deals with all the major office components — namely, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access...

October 28, 2009  5:07 PM

MS, Prometric Team Up to Offer Student Exam Discounts

Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, MCP exam discounts for students, MS certification

What with Prometric being Microsoft's primary global testing center operator nowadays, I guess the two companies simply had to team up to make their recent "learn.grow.succeed" program workable. Here's the...

October 16, 2009  4:46 PM

Need a cheaper MCP exam? Ask an MCT

Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, MCP exam discounts, MCP exams, MCT rewards program, MS certification

MCT stands for Microsoft Certified Trainer, and these stalwart and knowledgable professionals make up the backbone of the classroom training industry for Microsoft certification exams. I stumbled across this tidbit of information in the Born to Learn blog while trolling for topics to write about....

September 25, 2009  8:06 PM

The MS Cert Exam Beta Invite Process Explained

Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, MS beta Certification exams, MS certification, MS Certification exams, obtaining a registration code for an MS beta Certification exam, securing an invitation to an MS beta Certification exam

Hooray! Liberty Munson of MS Learning has posted a peachy explanation of how the invitation process works for some of the many Microsoft certification exams that get introduced and updated all the time. Here's the banner for this latest posting on the Born To Learn blog, posted 9/25/09, and...

September 23, 2009  2:48 PM

MS Plays Contrarian for “Careers of the Future”

Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, MS certification, MS Chart Your Career program/promotion

In a recent MS PressPass posting entitled "Message to Students and IT Pros: Prepare Today for 'Careers of the Future'" Microsoft appears to be taking an interesting and contrarian slant on IT...

August 19, 2009  9:27 PM

Performance-based MS exams take an 83 prefix

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Exam 70-640 is really 83-640, IT careers, IT certification, MS certification, MS Exam 83-640, MS performance based exams, new MS exam prefix

Call it the end of an era, or perhaps the start of a brave new world. Others who, like myself, have gone looking for MS Exam 70-640 (TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring) probably also walked away scratching their heads when they couldn't find hide nor hair of this exam. A blog...

July 15, 2009  1:59 PM

MCP Voucher Winner Renne B from The Phillipines

Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career development, IT career planning, IT certification, MCP exam voucher winner, MS certification

1. What do you currently do for a living? I am currently working as an IT Operations Head/Team Lead for an IT Outsourcing Company here in our country and also doing some part-time jobs as an IT Instructor.   2. Please describe your educational background. I started my studies with an...

July 8, 2009  4:00 PM

MS Exam Voucher Winners for “Cert Success” Contest

Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, MCP exam voucher contest, MS certification

Here is a list of winners by first name and last initial, plus city and state (US) or country (outside US). All the winners should have received an e-mail from by now, asking for their mailing addresses so that the physical paper vouchers may be mailed to them (if you haven't...

July 6, 2009  4:50 PM

Comments Always Welcome! Choose Your Programs Wisely!!!

Posted by: Ed Tittel
A+, adult education, CCNA, continuing education, IT career planning, IT certification, IT certification degree plans, MCDBA, MCSD, MS certification

Recently, I received a comment from a reader on my August 18, 2008 blog entitled "Understanding What Drives IT Salaries," from an astute young reader named Ronald Moore. He...

July 2, 2009  3:53 PM

MS Exam Voucher Contest Concludes (Winners to be Announced)

Posted by: Ed Tittel
free MCP exam voucher, IT career planning, IT certification, MS certification

This blog post is just a progress report, or perhaps a placeholder. At this time, I'm waiting for feedback from my colleagues at Microsoft and (who sponsored this contest, MS by providing the exam vouchers, and SearchNetworking by encouraging me to create and promote this...

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