So the new SharePoint 2013 and other core tests… They are much harder than the last bunch for 2010…. Not all tests are alike! While the MeasureUp.com tests are not 100% accurate (meaning a 1:1 match) they can be close. Also keep in mind there could be 10 flavors of the test and the one you’re taking might not be what the person next to you is taking. I helped write these tests in the past and can tell you some are harder then others. I have used the MeasureUp.com practice tests to help me study for years now and I give them a 4 out of 5. Note: I’ve had some issues with the test engine on Windows 8, they said they are working on a fix. PS I get no commission and have no connection to M-Up. I just like their products J – Happy SharePointing.
If you’re serious about getting certified and don’t have time to sit in a classroom or guess through different learning systems, Cert Kits provide a fast-track to certification with a “boot camp style“, easy-to-use suite of learning, practice and mentoring tools in one package – at a price you can afford. Purchased separately, expect to pay 60% more for these online tools. Cert Kits include:
Are you planning on going for your SharePoint 2013 MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) or MCSM (Microsoft Certified Solutions Master)? Why not jump on the free Microsoft Certification Prep wagon and get the required tests 410, 411 & 412 out of the way before you take the SharePoint 2013 tests?
Microsoft is giving us exam preparation videos, discussion forums and wikis for the core tests mentioned (I said free right?). At the bottom of this entry you’ll see the paths you’ll have follow to get the certification you want.
@Microsoft is giving us exam preparation videos, discussion forums and wikis for the core tests mentioned (410, 411 & 412).
It’s free, unplug from work and start watching these before bedtime or at lunch. They will not be free for long.
The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification validates your foundation of core technical skills and prepares you for a sustainable IT career. To help you get there, we present the 90 Days to MCSA program, a plan of action with a focus on Windows Server and SQL Server. The plan gives you a clear roadmap, tools and community support, all designed to help you achieve your MCSA goal at a pace that works. Make a commitment to yourself and get started today.
This morning kicked off the PASS Business Analytics Conference and one of the biggest announcements was the release of GeoFlow… Oh, this has nothing to do with SharePoint but I did use the new product to map the attendees for my upcoming wedding. This is some pretty cool stuff! There are more samples below under Sample Datasets.
GeoFlow is a three dimensional (3-D) data visualization tool for Microsoft Excel 2013 that provides a powerful method for people to look at information in new ways. It enables the data discoveries that might not be seen in traditional two dimensional (2-D) tables and charts. With GeoFlow you can plot geographic and temporal data visually, analyze that data on a 3-D globe and over time, and create visual tours to share with others.
You can download and try GeoFlow It’s an entirely new way to experience and share insights.
Exchange, Office & Office 365 Ignite Webcast for April 12th:
Ignite Webcast – Office 365 Service Management
What: In this webcast, learn how to service and keep Office 365 running efficiently with service incident communication, reporting, and utilizing the Office 365 Team. We will also discuss Office 365 planned maintenance communication, troubleshooting tools and service upgrades. This is a great opportunity to join Microsoft employees and other Office 365 users for a productive discussion.
Ignite Webcasts are online technical sessions led by Microsoft Office 365 Product Managers, Engineers and Support Staff. You can view all Ignite Webcast sessions here and upcoming sessions here. Ignite Webcasts will provide customers and partners with in-depth technical training for the NEW Exchange, Office and Office 365, launching in 2013. Topics of the training range from new capabilities, design, deployment and management considerations for these technologies. During the event, you will also have the opportunity to interact and learn
from your industry peers and representatives from Microsoft.
There is no charge for this event and it is public and open to all.
For further details regarding this event and other Ignite Webcast, please visit the Ignite Site.
The webcast recording and materials will be available on the Webcast blog post later in the week.
Make sure to add the webcast events to your calendar today!