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Introducing Recertification Through Microsoft Virtual Academy

wagnerk · Apr 2, 2015 3

Introducing Recertification Through Microsoft Virtual Academy


We know you have a lot of demands on your time, so we're rolling out a new option to help you keep your certifications current. Now, you can recertify by completing a prescribed path of Microsoft Virtual Academy courses.

Although you can still choose to recertify by passing a recertification exam, recertifying with Microsoft Virtual Academy provides a great way to both maintain your current skills and catch up on advances in your area of expertise, all on your own schedule.

Full story here.

Windows 10 Exam (Exam 697) for Free

SimonV · Mar 20, 2015 4

Windows 10 Exam (Exam 697) for Free



If you earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification in Windows 8 between February 15, 2015, and May 31, 2015, and you’ll be eligible to take a Windows 10 exam (Exam 697) for free.

More info here

Migration Paths from VMware v5 Certification to v6

SimonD · Mar 19, 2015 0

Migration Paths from VMware v5 Certification to v6



Upgrading from VCP5 to VCP6
: Only one exam is required. There is no course attendance required (but it is recommended). There will be five VCP6 migration options across the four technology tracks: Data Center Virtualization (DCV), Desktop and Mobility

Upgrading to VCIX6: For anyone certified as a VCAP5 one exam is required. There is no course attendance required (but it is recommended).

Upgrading to VCDX6: If you hold a VCDX5, you will only need to take the VCIX6 Design exam in the corresponding solution track.

More information can be found here

VMware Exam Retirement Announcement

SimonD · Mar 3, 2015 7

VMware Exam Retirement Announcement



Effective March 2, 2015 the following certification exams will be retired and no new registrations accepted:

  • VCID510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Cloud Infrastructure Design
  • VCIA510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Cloud Infrastructure Administration
  • VDTA510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Desktop Administration
  • VDTD510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Desktop Design
More information can be found at http://blogs.vmware.com/education/2015/03/exam-retirement-announcement.html

CASP (CAS-001) Exam to Retire June 20

SimonV · Feb 26, 2015 0

CASP (CAS-001) Exam to Retire June 20



An update to the CompTIA CASP certification exam launched January 20, 2015 (CAS-002) with the old exam (CAS-001) set to retire on June 20, 2015. CASP is a mastery level exam that validates advanced competency and skill in IT security. The new exam (CAS-002) addresses the latest enterprise-level cybersecurity threats.

More information here

Network+ (N10-006) launchs February 28

SimonV · Feb 26, 2015 1

Network+ (N10-006) launchs February 28



The new version of Network+ (N10-006) will launch on February 28, 2015, the new exam has been updated to reflect the current thinking of industry professionals as well as to reflect technologies used today, with a greater emphasis on practical knowledge, especially how to identify and use elements of a network infrastructure.

More information here

Changes in Microsoft Exam Timing

SimonV · Feb 25, 2015 0

Changes in Microsoft Exam Timing



To help you plan for your exams Microsoft are standardising exam timing by type, as well as changing how time is allocated during upgrade exams.

More information here

MS Press Discounts for MCPs

SimonV · Feb 25, 2015 1

MS Press Discounts for MCPs



Microsoft have launced a new campaign to enhance the benefits, recognize the members, and better connect with the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) community. MCPs can now receive a 40% discount on print books (free shipping within the US) and a 50% discount on e-books (EPUB, PDF, or MOBI files) from the Microsoft Press Store.

Find out how to access your discount here

(ISC)² - CISSP and SSCP Exam Updates

SimonV · Feb 16, 2015 0

(ISC)² - CISSP and SSCP Exam Updates



The (ISC)² - CISSP and SSCP exam is being updated to stay relevant amidst the changes occurring in the information security field. Effective April 15, 2015, the CISSP and SSCP exams will be based on new exam blueprints.

Refer to the Exam Outline and FAQs for details.

Free Second Shot for MCP exams

SimonV · Jan 13, 2015 2

Free Second Shot for MCP exams



For a limited time, get a free retake on a Certification exam if you don't pass the first time. Take any applicable Microsoft Certification exam between January 5, 2015 and May 31, 2015 and, if you don't pass, you'll have 30 days to schedule a "retake" of the exam for free.

Full Story here