Category: Certification



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Are you a career changer or someone looking to gain some entry level or very general level of Microsoft certifications in a given area? The new MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate) is just for you!

This new cert level lies below the existing MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) and MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional). I personally see this move as a way to start moving in on some of the CompTIA certs like Net + and Security +. Microsoft now has equivalents of them. See which ones map to those HERE and here is a list of initial certs…

Initial titles

98-361:  Software Development Fundamentals

98-362:  Windows Development Fundamentals

98-363:  Web Development Fundamentals

98-364:  Database Administration Fundamentals

98-365:  Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

98-366:  Networking Fundamentals

98-367:  Security Fundamentals

This was all officially announced yesterday on MSL’s own blog page Born to learn

Borntolearn

Here is the MTA Announcement


MUST TAKE THE EXAMS BY 12/31/2009!!

Looking for some deep exam discounts? for a limited time MS is having a discount on the following exams in their “Career path” program

Contact me at Csolarz@solarz.net to get vouchers for these exams!

Career Exam Discount Table

Technology
Exam Title
Exam Number
Discount

Exchange 2007
TS – Exchange, Config
236
15%

Exchange 2007
Pro – Designing Messaging Solutions
237
25%

Exchange 2007
Pro – Deploying Messaging Solutions
238
25%

Sharepoint
TS – Sharepoint 3.0, App Dev
541
20%

Sharepoint
TS – Sharepoint07, App Dev
542
15%

Sharepoint
TS – Sharepoint 07 Config
630
15%

Sharepoint
TS – Sharepoint Services 3.0, Config
631
20%

SQL 2005
TS – Implementing and Maintaining
431
15%

SQL 2005
Pro – Designing DB Solutions
441
25%

SQL 2005
Pro – Designing and Optimizing Data Access
442
25%

SQL 2005
Pro – Planning, Designing, Developing and Optimizing DB Solutions
443
25%

SQL 2005
Pro – Optiming and Maintaining DB Administration
444
25%

SQL 2005
TS – Implementing and Maintaining BI Solutions
445
20%

SQL 2005
Pro – Designing a BI Solution
446
25%

SQL 2005
Upgrade – MCDBA to MCITP
447
25%

SQL 2008
TS – Implementation and Maintenance
432
15%

SQL 2008
TS – DB Dev
433
15%

SQL 2008
TS – BI Dev
448
15%

SQL 2008
Pro – Designing, Optimizing and Maintaining
450
25%

SQL 2008
Pro – Designing DB and Data Access
451
25%

SQL 2008
Pro – BI Dev
452
25%

SQL 2008
Upgrade – SQL05 to SQL08 MCITP DBA
453
25%

SQL 2008
Upgrade – SQL05 to SQL08 MCITP DBD
454
25%

SQL 2008
Upgrade – SQL05 to SQL08 MCITP BI
455
25%

Virtualization
TS- System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuration
403
20%

Virtualization
TS – Windows Server Virtualization, Config
652
15%

Virtualization
TS – Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Config
656
15%

Visual Studio/.Net
TS – .NET 3.5, Win Presentation Foundation
502
20%

Visual Studio/.Net
TS – .NET 3.5, Win Communication Foundation
503
20%

Visual Studio/.Net
TS – .NET 3.5, Workflow
504
20%

Visual Studio/.Net
TS – .NET 3.5, Windows Forms Applications
505
20%

Visual Studio/.Net
TS – .NET 2.0, Web-based Client Dev
526
15%

Visual Studio/.Net
TS – .NET 2.0, Web-based Client Dev
528
15%

Visual Studio/.Net
TS – .NET 2.0, Distributed App Dev
529
15%

Visual Studio/.Net
TS – App Dev Foundation, .NET
536
15%

Visual Studio/.Net
Pro – Designing and Developing Web-based Apps using .NET
547
25%

Visual Studio/.Net
Pro – Designing and Developing Windows-based applications using .Net Framework
548
25%

Visual Studio/.Net
Pro – Designing and Developing Enterprise Apps using .NET
549
25%

Visual Studio/.Net
Upgrade – MCAD Skills to MCPD Web Developer by Using Microsoft .NET Framework for VS.NET
551
25%

Visual Studio/.Net
Upgrade – MCAD Skills to MCPD using .Net Framework
552
25%

Visual Studio/.Net
Upgrade – MCSD .Net skills to MCPD Enterprise Application Developer
553
25%

Visual Studio/.Net
Upgrade – MCSD .Net Skills to MCPD Enterprise Application Developer, Part 2
554
25%

Visual Studio/.Net
TS – .NET 3.5, ADO
561
20%

Visual Studio/.Net
TS – .NET 3.5, ASP.NET App Dev
562
20%

Visual Studio/.Net
Pro – Designing and Developing Windows Applications using .Net Framework 3.5
563
25%

Visual Studio/.Net
Pro – Designing and Developing ASP.Net Applications Using .Net Framework 3.5
564
25%

Visual Studio/.Net
Pro- Designing and Developing Enterprise Application Using .Net Framework 3.5
565
25%

Visual Studio/.Net
Upgrade – Transition your MCPD web developer skills to MCPD ASP .Net Developer 3.5
567
25%

Visual Studio/.Net
Upgrade – Transition your MCPD Enterprise Application Developer Skills to MCPD Enterprise Application Developer 3.5, Part 1
568
25%

Visual Studio/.Net
Upgrade – Transition your MCPD Enterprise Application Developer Skills to MCPD Enterprise Application Developer 3.5, Part 2
569
25%

Windows 7
TS – Windows 7 Configuring
680
15%

Windows Server 2003
Managing and Maintaining Environment
290
15%

Windows Server 2003
Implementing, Managing and Maintaining, Network Infra
291
15%

Windows Server 2003
Planning and Maintaining Network Infra
293
15%

Windows Server 2003
Planning, Implementing and Maintaining AD
294
15%

Windows Server 2003
Designing an AD Network Infra
297
20%

Windows Server 2003
Designing Security
298
20%

Windows Server 2003
Implementing and Administering Security
299
20%

Windows Server 2003
Config and Managing Hosted Environments
501
20%

Windows Server 2008
TS – Active Directory, Config
640
15%

Windows Server 2008
TS – Infra Services, Config
642
15%

Windows Server 2008
TS – App Infra, Config
643
20%

Windows Server 2008
Pro – Server Admin
646
25%

Windows Server 2008
Pro – Ent. Admin
647
25%

Windows Server 2008
Upgrading MCSA to MCITP
648
20%

Windows Server 2008
Upgrading MCSE to MCITP
649
25%

Windows Vista
TS – Vista Config
620
15%

Windows Vista
Upgrading MCDST to MCITP
621
25%

Windows Vista
Pro – MS Desktop Support
622
25%

Windows Vista
Pro – Supporting and Troubleshooting Applications
623
25%

Windows Vista
TS – Deploying and Maintaining Vista and Office 2007
624
20%

Windows XP
Installing, Config, and Administering
270
15%

Windows XP
Supporting Users and Troubleshooting
271
15%

Windows XP
Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Desktop Apps.
272
15%