MCT Renewed for another year!

Just got the mail, I am renewed for another year! Woo! Quoting the MCT site: MCT certification requires an annual renewal. Each year, Microsoft Certified Trainers must complete an online application, pay an annual fee, and meet a number of program requirements to renew their certification for the coming year.



Why renew?

“Discover Tools, resources, and other benefits to help you thrive as both a technologist and an educator. The following MCT certification program benefits help you build, maintain, and prove your expertise on Microsoft products and technologies—and prepare for, teach, and support blended learning solutions.”

“As a Microsoft Certified Trainer, you gain access to the MCT member site, where you can download your MCT certificate and MCT program logos for use on your resume.”

Among other things check-out the program benefits here:

More info about MCT program here:

Get Started with a Private Cloud Certification – MCP Flash


Are you subscribed with MCP flash? If not, you may have missed this: Microsoft Private Cloud Certification:


If you ask me, its just MCITP + System Center Certifications, why not right?

Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)


It has been a while since I had a new Microsoft Certification or even took an official exam thus it’s a really great news that I found out that my MCT application was just been approved!

So you say, MCT? Yes, A Microsoft Certified Trainer, so directly from the learning site :

Microsoft Certified Trainers meet stringent MCT certification requirements. They also receive many valuable benefits, including free access to the complete library of Official Microsoft Learning Products; substantial discounts on exams, books, and Microsoft products; members-only newsgroups and online community resources; and invitations to exclusive events and programs.

PS, the transcript now looks nicer too.


So, lets get training everyone!

More info here:

From TechNet Magazine: New Certifications: What They Are, Why They Matter

This is really a nice post from the TechNet magazine August 2009 Issue on Geek of all trades column :

Also a great post for those who are seeking Certification Advices, notes, and tips! So those who are active in these links in the Community Forum: MCTS exam question , MCSE Path or this: MCTS & MCPD: Certified on Web/Win/XML & Application Development…  Here is a good start 😀

Free Certification Exam Prep from Microsoft Learning Community and Evangelism Team

I was searching for a topic for Pauvi about Microsoft certification and  I found this at the MS Learning.

Live Meeting: Certification 101: Getting Started with Microsoft Certification (Worldwide)
Investing in training and certification can help make you more valuable in today’s economic climate. Join the Microsoft Certified Professional team for a Live Meeting to learn about the value, benefits, and process of getting certified: choosing a certification path, preparing for your first exam, taking an exam, and what to expect after that. Register for one of the following Live Meetings:

March 10:  Certification 101: Getting Started with Microsoft Certification

And mark your calendars for these Microsoft Certification exam coaching sessions:

March 17:  Microsoft Certification Coaching Session: Preparing for your Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client Exam (70-620)

March 24:  Microsoft Certification Coaching Session:  Preparing for your Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance Exam (70-432)

March 25:

Go check this out with me, I’m trying to register now 😀