Thursday, August 04, 2011 3:55 AM
If a company is a microsoft partner can they get discount for training of there employees....like active directory training or exchange 2010 ?
Also if a person has 6months with AD what material do you all recommend fairly cheap to get the mvp for AD? How hard is it to achieve this?
Thanks in advance
Thursday, August 04, 2011 6:18 AMModerator
Right firstly the MVP is not a certification it is an award given by Microsoft to preople based on their past years work and effort in the technical community. There are no exams for this.Please see http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpbecoming
Partners used to get discounts on exams and from time to time there are partner benefits that come out to encourage them to take exams. You should be on the Microsoft Partner mailing list to keep up with this. On the MS Partner website there is a section on Training and Event (https://partner.microsoft.com/global/trainingevents) which will have some information on exam packs (https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40143914#TakeAdv)
For example on the competency packs offer (http://prometric.com/Microsoft/competencypacks.htm), if you buy 1 exam you get 15% off, if you buy a 20 exam pack you get 40% off and these can be distributed through your organisation as required.
There are also savings with MeasureUp and Transcender (https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40161629)
For the second question..
With 6 month AD experience, you can probably do most of the exam prep without a book if you have the willingness to do the leg work and look online for the different topics in Technet. For exam 70-640 (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-640) you will see on the skills measured page (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-640#tab2) what is expected. If you recognise most of the technology there and can find the information that fills the gaps in your knowledge you should be fine. Ideally I would suggest following the the layout in this post (http://www.certsandprogs.com/2008/11/preparing-for-your-ms-exams.html#axzz1U0HPIKz8) and working from there.
All exams are relative. If you are fairly well prepared and know your stuff they are fine. If you arent well they are very hard. If you have more questions please come back and ask
70-515 Objectives List with MSDN Links
70-536 Objectives List with MSDN Links
70-505 Objectives List with MSDN Links
70-562 Objectives List with MSDN Links
70-433 Objectives List with MSDN Links
- Marked As Answer by MI32 Thursday, August 04, 2011 11:36 PM
Thursday, August 04, 2011 11:38 PM
Thanks So much for your advice it is very helpful I will be back to ask you more I am sure.