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Certification Newsletter
159th Edition :: June 15th, 2007

Over 45,006 Subscribers
In This Issue:
:: What's New @ MC MCSE
:: CompTIA A+ Reminder
:: Microsoft Announces New MCA Certification
:: Training Directory Update
:: At The Forums

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:: What's New @ MC MCSE ::

RHCE Practice Test:
Thanks to Jeremy (AKA this213), we have updated our RHCE practice test which can be found in our Testing Center.

New BCMSN Tutorial:
We have added a new tutorial for Cisco's BCMSN exam titled An Introduction To Multilayer Switching And SVIs.

New Moderators:
We have added two new moderators to go with the 2 new forums that were recently added to the site. AKay724 has volunteered to moderate the new PMP forum and LTGRich will be moderating the new SMP forum.

:: CompTIA A+ Reminder ::

Just a reminder that the 2003 A+ objectives will only be available until June 30th. If you have not yet completed both exams, you either need to finish them, or start over on the 2007 objectives.

:: Microsoft Announces New MCA Certification ::

Microsoft has announced a new designation for their Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) board-level certification program. Joining the MCA: Messaging program is the MCA: Database option. Obviously, this certification will focus on Microsoft's SQL Server, but will include other database technologies as well.

This new program is virtually unobtainable given the rigorous requirements that are listed below:
  • Candidate must work for Microsoft or a Microsoft Gold certified partner.
  • Candidate must pay $25,000.
  • Must be nominated by an MCA: Database title holder.
  • Must pass exam 70-290 or 70-292.
  • Must have MCITP (either Database Developer or Database Administrator).
  • Complete 4 weeks of training in Redmond with weekly written exams.
  • Complete a lab-based exam.
  • Appear before a peer review board.
More information about the new MCA designation can be found here.
Discuss this topic here.

:: Training Directory Update ::

Below are the latest additions and reviews added to our Training Directory.

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:: At the Boards ::

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