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  1. Dear all, Can anyone please share some dumps for 70-532 (Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions) certification please.
  2. Hi All, Our team was working on developing online practice exams for various certifications like CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, MCSE, CEH, PMP & many more. Beta version of this online exam simulator is now available on the link below - http://exam.ebrahma.com I would request everybody to kindly check it once and share your feedback on the same. Any feedback would be highly appreciated. Regards, Pawan Sharma
  3. It’s not often that a certification announcement garners enough buzz to get a couple minutes’ mention in a large conference keynote, but that’s exactly what happened this week at Microsoft Management Summit 2012. During the MMS Day 1 Keynote “Microsoft Private Cloud. Built for the Future. Ready Now,” there was not only mention, but promotion of the new MCSE: Private Cloud certification. People are talking about it In addition to mention on the main stage at MMS there have been numerous emails, blogs, twitter conversation, and all around buzzing about Microsoft bringing back the MCSE. Any time you can have so much chatter bringing attention to a certification is a good thing, people are excited. Only time will tell if that excitement converts to people obtaining the certification, but it’s a good start. Increased Clarity While the clarity at launch and the direction Microsoft is taking the MCSE is still a little “cloudy,” the clarity of the certification pyramid for MCSE: Private Cloud, MCSE: Data Platform & MCSE: Business Intelligence are much clearer than the MCITP offerings for Windows Server 2008. A week doesn’t go by where we don’t get a perspective learner contacting us asking, “What’s the difference between MCITP: Server Administrator and MCITP: Enterprise Administrator,” and “Which one should I go for?” I wish there was an easy answer for that. Even I question, “Why doesn’t one funnel into the other?” It sort of does, but not really. That was part of the simplicity of the MCSA/MCSE. One was just the first step to the other. It’s good to see that part being brought back. The pyramid is simple. First become MCSA, show you have the foundational knowledge. Second, move up and become a MCSE. Show that you know how to take all the foundational knowledge coupled with expertise on different platforms and make them all work together. Third, if you’re that achiever-type and want to be crowned king of the IT Mountain, you have the MCSM or Microsoft Certified Solutions Master, showing you’ve got as much or more knowledge in the arena as the Microsoft product engineers. Increased Value to Cert One thing I’ve noticed about certifications, like Cisco’s program that require regular recertification, is they hold their value more in the workplace. There is a place and time for recertification and the two places it makes the most sense in are when technologies inside the certification evolve (Security is a great example) and high skill, high impact, niche type information is known. Look at the Cisco CCIE certification and the fact that someone holding that certification is probably going to have a lot of access and power in a network. I would want to know that their keeping up on the technology, compared to a more entry-level person/certification. Additionally, the MCITP certification never got to the value level of the old MCSE. In TechRepublic’s 2011 Salary Survey the MCSE average base salary was higher than their MCITP: Enterprise Admin counter parts by 4% ($83,234 to $79,824). I would expect the familiar branding of the MCSE, new technology knowledge, and the recertification process will help boost the value up and beyond the old MCSE. Branding From the start, Microsoft took backlash when they changed the name of their flagship certification track from MCSE to MCITP. There was a ton of confusion that still exists today. You’ll even run into fan boys that refuse to reference it any differently, but that can all stop now. With the return of the MCSE Microsoft has revived one of the most beloved and valued brands in the certification arena. It ranks right up there with the A+, CCNA, and CCIE for most well-known certifications in the IT field. Besides being beloved and valued, it’s just better marketing. It rolls off your tongue much easier than MCITP and in a world of acronyms, simpler is better. Additionally, the MCTS and MCITP certification took credibility hits early in their existence. People complained they were too easy, and people who had the certs couldn’t actually perform the jobs expected by those who carry the certification brand. Over the past 3 years Microsoft has taken many steps to combat this as well as cheating on the exams. The exams have gotten much harder and representative, but the MCTS and MCITP brand still suffer from the perception. With the rebranding to the MCSA/MCSE, Microsoft has the opportunity to thwart that perception and regain the previous glory and value of the MCSE certification program. Real World Solutions Focus This is hands down the best change to the Microsoft certification map they made with the new MCSE. Microsoft states, “The new certifications align to real world solutions rather than specific products.” The certs are no longer just product specific, but merge products and expertise to be more consistent with what you’d be doing on the job. Let’s be honest, you can be great with a product like Exchange, but if you don’t know how it integrates with SharePoint, Lync, Active Directory and the like you’re not truly an expert. In today’s world of budget cuts there is a real probability that you won’t be working on just a single facet of a network, like server backup operator, and instead be handling parts of the whole environment. As you may know, here at TrainSignal scenario-driven education is what we’re all about so I’m really excited to see Microsoft make this shift. I’ve already noticed with the SQL Server 2012 MCSEs that you need to have passed the administration tests as part of the MCSA. To get your MCSE: Data Platform you need to pass exams covered both developing and designing SQL Databases. That is much better-rounded than the SQL 2008 MCTS and MCITP program where everything was in silos. The same is true with the MCSE: Private Cloud. It’s not just System Center you need to know. You need to have passed the MCSA for Server 2008 proving you have the understanding to really deploy a private cloud environment including the server VMs configuration. This is all exciting stuff and I look forward to all the new information in the coming weeks from Microsoft. At the same time it’s not all good, so make sure to check out 5 Ways Microsoft Screwed Up Bringing Back the MCSE.
  4. Greetings everyone - I'm posting mostly to hear success stories and also to get an opinion from someone who can "actually" relate to my situation. Salary.com, glassdoor.com, etc. websites are nice to look at what you could be making, but realistically I want to know the low down. I'm 24 years old, I just graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Computer Networking (CCNA/CCNP). I have 3 certifications - CCNA, Network+, and A+ and I've taken the courses for the CCNP material and hope to get that certification when I start my career. Also, I graduated with a 3.92 GPA, and I was working 2 jobs (Resident Assistant and a Cisco Lab Assistant). Now that I'm looking at the job market, I'm starting to find that a large, large majority of all job postings are for "senior" level positions (5 years experience - 15 years experience). This is a huge disappointment because I was led to believe that I could potentially have a starting salary of ~$50,000 USD - is this realistic? I worked my butt off for 4 years, got some good starting certifications, I'm a very hard worker and I have some college debt I need to pay off, but it seems that there's no jobs for an entry-level network technician/engineer/administrator that has a salary around 50K. If anyone is interested, I can post my resume on here to see if there's something I'm doing wrong as well.. Anyways, any success stories out there? Please give me some expert insight on the current field and what I'm getting myself into, I certainly don't want to be a waiter or such. Thank you.
  5. In response to public backlash against the changes it had made in its certification landscape, Microsoft recently announced that it’s doing a 180. The company is phasing out the new MCITP and MTCS certification programs and returning to its legacy MCSE, MCSA, and MCSD titles. By billing the new certification program as cloud-centric, the tech giant hopes to modernize its certification program and capitalize on its highly popular and profitable legacy titles. In 2008, Microsoft shelved its longstanding and popular MCSE and MCSA certifications in favor of a complicated program with entirely new titles and certification tracks. The new program received a lukewarm reception from the tech community for a number of reasons. Initially, the new certifications were set to expire, instead of providing the certified-for-life status of legacy Microsoft certifications. Although certifications from other major vendors, including Cisco, also expire and require periodic recertification, the old Microsoft certifications did not have any recertification requirements or expiration windows, and this factor played a role in the certifications’ popularity. When people earned the MSCE title, they were granted that title for life. The exams required for earning titles changed over time, but the original titles did not. IT professionals could therefore earn the MCSE title on technology as old as Windows NT 4.0 yet still possess a relevant-sounding Microsoft title. Adding expiration dates seemed like a fair and practical solution to this problem, but Microsoft received significant backlash for it. In response, Microsoft dumped the expiration idea and announced that the MCITP and MCTS certifications would be perpetual, like the legacy certifications. However, this move was not enough to inspire widespread acceptance of the new program. Microsoft claimed that the new titles and certification tracks would help IT professionals showcase their unique skills and open new doors of opportunity. Instead, the new titles created confusion among technical and non-technical hiring managers alike. The program was criticized for being overly complex and difficult to understand. Even those seeking certification were often confused by the different titles and complex certification paths. The MCITP and MCTS specialties and exam paths were difficult to decipher, and many IT professionals found it difficult to explain to hiring managers exactly what their new Microsoft titles meant. These complaints seemed to fall upon deaf ears at Microsoft until the recent announcement. This past April, the company announced its return to the legacy MCSE / MCSA title format. As of summer 2012, new exams will no longer be released for the MCITP / MCTS program. Instead, certifications based on Microsoft’s newest round of technology products will be part of the new MCSE / MCSA certification path.
  6. Why is Microsoft bringing back the MCSE? Does it have something to do with the confusion it started in 2008, or has the company come to its senses and realized the significance of the branding? It’s hard to answer those questions, but at least the company decided that the MCSE and MCSA make more sense. However, before most people in IT celebrate the MCSE’s return, there’s something different about the new certifications: The acronyms don’t necessarily mean the same thing anymore. That’s right; the new MCSE stands for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, and the MCSA is short for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate. Is anyone confused yet? In the end, perhaps Microsoft changed the meaning of the original MCSE because to be an “engineer,” you need a degree. A Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert only needs to pass a few (very tough) exams to receive a certificate to place on the wall. In addition to its change in meaning, the new MCSE is reinvented for the cloud. Whether the new MCSE can live up to its old status remains unknown, but at least IT pros across the world can place the certificate on their office walls once again. Thanks!
  7. In response to public backlash against the changes it had made in its certification landscape, Microsoft recently announced that it’s doing a 180. The company is phasing out the new MCITP and MTCS certification programs and returning to its legacy MCSE, MCSA, and MCSD titles. By billing the new certification program as cloud-centric, the tech giant hopes to modernize its certification program and capitalize on its highly popular and profitable legacy titles. There’s no doubt that “cloud” is a hot tech buzzword, and Microsoft is jumping on the bandwagon with its new certifications. Microsoft is billing the new program as “cloud-based,” with the traditional server certifications labeled as “private cloud” technology. The current marketing campaign claims that the new certifications will enable IT professionals to take their companies “to the Cloud.” Microsoft believes that the new names will help individuals clarify and showcase their knowledge sets and increase employment and advancement opportunities.
  8. On-premise or in the cloud, the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification helps make you indispensable to organizations moving to the cloud. Expand your skills, gain direct-from-the-source knowledge, and grow your career—become an MCSE. Today’s IT solutions require multiple technologies to solve a business problem. To qualify someone, you’d need to ensure they had technical knowledge in not just one but across an array of technologies, in on-premises, private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid environments. Microsoft’s new certification platform takes the guesswork out of this by certifying candidates not on the individual technologies but on the holistic solutions.
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