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The 2016 Revamp of the Microsoft Certification Program

Near the end of September of this year, (2016), Microsoft formally announced that they were streamlining their technical certification program, so that it was more closely aligned to industry-recognized areas of subject matter and expertise – “Centers of Excellence, used by the Microsoft Partner Network, which identifies technical competencies that are widely recognizable by both Microsoft partners and customers.”
The Microsoft Certification program has undergone many changes in the past four or five years; many of these had been very subtle, up until now, but that wasn’t the case five years prior to that, as the program underwent a major change at that time as well.
In this blog post I will outline some of the certification program history as I experienced it over my career in the information technology field. In future posts, I will review some of the changes being…

Overview of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification for Office 365 – Part two – Exam 70-347

This is the second of two blog posts on the Tallan blog in my overview of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification for Office 365. I set up this two part posting as an overview of the certification, an outline to the different certification paths, and to also provide a summary overview of some of the changes to the 70-347 exam, which recently went effective at the end of June (2016).
There are two exams, in total, for the certification – the first part is the Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements (Exam 70-346), which I covered in my last post and the second part, covered in this post, is Enabling Office 365 Services (Exam 70-347).
I recently completed these two exams over a couple of months of study as I outlined in my prior post. I don’t want to get…

Overview of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification for Office 365 – Part one – Exam 70-346

This is the first of two blog posts in my overview of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification for <a href="https://www.tallan.com/custom-technology/cloud-solutions. I want to give an overview of the certification, an outline to the different certification paths, and to also provide a summary overview of some of the changes to the 70-346 exam, effective since June 30, 2016.
There are two exams, in total, for the certification – the first part is the Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements (Exam 70-346) and the second part is Enabling Office 365 Services (Exam 70-347). This blog post will mainly focus on Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements (Exam 70-346).
I recently completed these two exams over a couple of months of study (and some “on the job” use and training) and received my Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification. Once you obtain this certification, it is…

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