Let me reveal my answer to you in the form of a couple of test questions:1. Kevin found the test harder than he expected.TrueFalse 2. What areas did Kevin wish he had studied and understood more deeply during the test?A. Code. Actual C# code against Azure web and identity services B. Azure Functions. I know … Continue reading Update: Did Kevin pass Azure test 70-532?
Not only am I absolutely full of I.T., but I’m also certifiable! I’ve been earning Microsoft Certifications of one flavor or another since 1994, when I became an MCP on Windows 3.11 (“Windows for Workgroups”). And recently I set myself a goal to become certified on all things Azure. “What certifications are available for Azure?”There … Continue reading I’m Certifiable (Azure Exam 70-532)
http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmHow do you know that the application you want to run on a virtualized machine is actually supported to run on a virtual machine?“You ask the vendor?”Which vendor? The virtualization vendor or the application vendor?“Umm… both.”It’s definitely a good idea to do that. But there are some things to know, and, quite frankly, there’s a … Continue reading VMware or Microsoft?–Can I get an app with that?
We start this new week of articles in our series, “VMware or Microsoft?” with a nod to the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s album and song, “Are you experienced”. “Why?” Because whenever I hear the question, “are you certified?”, I think of professional certifications. And when I think of professional certifications, I think of the experience that … Continue reading VMware or Microsoft?–Are you experienced?
http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmAt the keynote on Monday of TechEd NA (June 3), we made some pretty big announcements around how Windows Azure Trials and various subscription benefits would be changing. So for today’s edition of our “TechEd 2013 Favorites” series, I thought I’d briefly introduce you to some surprising changes to the options you have for “kicking … Continue reading New Windows Azure Trial and Subscription Rights – TechEd 2013 Favorites
http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmAnyone who has followed my blog for any length of time already knows what a HUGE fan of the Microsoft TechEd conference I am. And this year I am hoping to be there again. (If you’re a Microsoft group who is looking for booth or lab proctor help, send me an e-mail!!!) But whether I am … Continue reading Tell your boss I said you should register for TechEd North America 2013. Now.
http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmAs some of you may be aware, our team is in the process of documenting and referencing preparation materials for the certification exam 70-410: “Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012”. In this article, my goal is to point you to learning resources around deploying and configuring DNS which falls under the “Deploy and Configure Core … Continue reading Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge–Exam 70-410–Deploy and configure DNS service
Today I took and passed the VMware VCP5 certification test. “Wait.. huh?! You got certified on VMware?” Yes, I did. I am now a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5.0. The powers-that-be realize, as I and my teammates do, that it’s important to be well-versed in what’s happening in the real world datacenters; especially if … Continue reading It’s Friday: Time for a little bragging…
Immediately after my previous blog post about the new cloud-centric MCSE certifications, I received an instant message and an e-mail from the group responsible for it. They thanked me, and then asked if I would please share some additional information. So the following text comes directly from that e-mail: Move Your Career to the Cloud … Continue reading MCSE News Update: More Details
Hot off the newswire: Today Microsoft announced some changes to the certification program for IT Professionals, in order to address the growing need for people being able to prove their expertise in all things cloud-related. “Wait.. you said that “the MCSE is back’. Huh?!” That’s right. What was the well-known “Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer” acronym … Continue reading Breaking News: New Microsoft Certs Align to Cloud–The MCSE is back!