Some more interesting downloads I happened to stumble upon while reviewing the latest downloads on the Microsoft Downloads site
for those of us that are always interesting in SharePoint blogs from Microsoft engineers with a lot of experience in the field, I am glad to be able to tell you that Pascal Benois, a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft Belgium has (finally [:D]) found the time to start blogging
Find his blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/pabenois/
Have fun blogging Pascal !
It was about time I got to the last exam for Exchange 2007. Last tuesday I passed the 70-238 exam: Deploying Exchange 2007. With the completion of this exam I can proudly announce that I have achieved the certificate: MCITP Enterprise Messaging Administrator.
Third MCITP certificate already this year. So that’s it, I am done for this year.
One more exam to go to complete the track for achieving the MCITP Enterprise Messaging Administrator exam track based on Exchange 2007.
You need to pass the following exams:
Prerequisite MCTS certification
Exam 70-236: TS: Exchange Server 2007, Configuring
Professional Series exams
Exam 70-237: PRO: Designing Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
Exam 70-238: PRO: Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
I only need to find time to prepare for the 70-238 exam. Concerning the other exams I can tell you that the 70-236 exam has a lot of questions regarding the powershell scripting for Exchange and the 70-239 exam is all about where to put which Exchange roles.
Yesterday, I finally passed the last exam towards the MCITP Enterprise Administrator certification with a score of 947 / 1000. The exam had multiple choice 48 questions. No simulations.
This concludes my upgrade of my MCSA and MCSE on Windows Server 2003 towards Windows Server 2008
I can finally concentrate fully on SharePoint again [:D]
For the logo freaks:
This certificate brings up my total to 2 MCSA’s, 2MCSE’s, 5 MCTS’s and 2 MCITP’s
According to Microsoft there are currently 5961 MCITP Enterprise Admins and 3338 MCITP Server Admins worldwide (stats dated Spetember 22nd)
My colleague, Jonathan Martiat, was busy today investigating different ways to backup and/or restore your SSP. He has written a bullet-proof step-by-step article, that has been tested thoroughly on his blog. You can find the article here
So please go and look at this this article and absorbe the knowledge [8-|]
I know, it is becoming a little bit boring, but I passed the 70-620 exam tuesday and got another MCTS in the pocket. I liked this exam because of the simulations. I had never seen these kind of questions before where you are presented with a desktop and are asked to either configure something on the system or troubleshoot something. The exam had 64 questions of which 5 simulations.
For the logo freaks:
Next week I will take my final exam: MCITP Enterprise Administrator. After that I will stop a while, unless I am asked to by my boss af course….
I am on a roll these last week regarding my certification updates. yesterday I pased the exam 70-646 PRO Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator with a score of 981 /1000. The exam had 44 questions.
This exam gave me the MCITP Server Administrator certificate.
Nice thing to now, only about 2800 people currently have this certificate worldwide !
Next up: 2 exams. Configuring Vista and the MCITP Enterprise Administrator exam….
Yep, I did it again. I took the 070-649 exam yesterday, which was not that difficult, I must say. It had 44 Questions divided in 3 separate sections, covering the 3 MCTS exams that it awards you with when you pass it. So now I have received the following 3 MCTS certificates:
Next week, I am going for the 070-646 exam that will hopefully turn me into a MCITP Server Administrator. Now how cool is that [8-|] !
If you are reading this SharePoint blog, you are probably wondering about why I would need to be certified for IBM. Well to make a long story short, I had an opportunity to study the IBM product Tivoli Compliance Insight Manager v8.5 and took the corresponding exam. As a result, I can tell the world that I am IBM certified !!!