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Archive for May, 2012

New Exam Promo’s !

1. Take a  Fast Track to Cloud (MCSE) Certifications with the “Two for One” exam offer

The best path to cloud certifications is to complete your Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) – or Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certification and upgrade to the equivalent MCSE certifications when they become available with the “Two for One” exam offer.

Fast Track to Cloud Certifications for you:

Step 1

Request a voucher code here

Step 2

Purchase qualifying exam at full price with the voucher code provided and take any exam from the technology path below by 30 June 2012:

Windows 7 (Client)

Windows Server 2008 /Private Cloud

SQL Server 2008

Visual Studio 2010

Step 3

When the next version exams in your technology path release, you will be emailed a voucher code valid for one free exam when redeemed within 90 days of the Certification availability:

• Windows 8 (Client)

• Windows Server 8/Private Cloud

• SQL Server 2012

• Visual Studio 2012

2. Microsoft Data Platform Certification Set of Exams Voucher

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Customer saving

N° of exams

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MCSA Windows Server 2008

3

382.50

450.00

67.50

15%

MCSA SQL Server 2012

3

382.50

450.00

67.50

15%

Go www.prometric.com/microsoft/mcsa

  1. Microsoft Private Cloud Certification Set of Exams Voucher

(excl. MCSA Windows Server 2008)

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(incl. MCSA Windows Server 2008)

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MCSE Private Cloud
(excl. MCSA Windows Server 2008)

2

255.00

300.00

45.00

15%

MCSE Private Cloud
Incl. MCSA Windows Server 2008)

5

600.00

750.00

150.00

20%

Go www.prometric.com/microsoft/privatecloudCert

  1. Microsoft Data Platform Certification Set of Exams Voucher

(excl. MCSA SQL Server 2012)

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(incl. MCSA SQL Server 2012)

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Customer saving

N° of exams

Offer Price €

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MCSE Data Platform (excl. MCSA SQL Server 2012)

2

255.00

300.00

45.00

15%

MCSE Data Platform (incl. MCSA SQL Server 2012)

5

600.00

750.00

150.00

20%

Go www.prometric.com/microsoft/SQLDatabaseCert

  1. Microsoft Business Intelligence Certification Set of Exams Voucher

(excl. MCSA SQL Server 2012)

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(incl. MCSA SQL Server 2012)

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Customer saving

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MCSE Business Intelligence
(excl. MCSA SQL Server 2012)

2

255.00

300.00

45.00

15%

MCSE Business Intelligence
(incl. MCSA SQL Server 2012)

5

600.00

750.00

150.00

20%

Go www.prometric.com/microsoft/SQLBusinessintelligenceCert

Scammers active in BeNeLux

Yesterday, we were made aware by the Computer Crime Unit that scammers are active in the BeNeLux market, trying to take over computers from innocent users. They call the person stating they are from Microsoft and that their PC is infected. They instruct to go to a specific website which then installs malware to be able to take over the PC completely. You can read our official statement here (in Dutch) or here (in French). Please spread the word amongst your customers and friends.

Management & Virtualization

 

SC 2012 Private Cloud/Virtualization Assessment: Now Available in 11 Languages!

The Sales Specialist assessment is now available in 11 languages. The assessment will help prime you to sell Microsoft’s Private Cloud with System Center 2012 solution to customers. And remember: the assessment is now a requirement for the Management and Virtualization Competency achievement.

On-Demand Technical Training: Private Cloud Jump Start

This series of discrete videos—broken out by implementer roles for Configuration/Deployment and Monitoring/Operating —provides an in-depth look at what it takes to deploy and maintain Microsoft’s Private Cloud solution. Each course replaces older, less current content. The original Jump Start training event was hugely successful with more than 4,000 registrants, so if you missed it, here’s a great chance to take a deep technical dive on demand (level 300).

Your are looking for .Net developers, specialised on Mobile Applications ?

Come and attend the Job Day @MIC Brussels, on May the 22nd, from 17:00 to 21:00.

After 5 months of intensive training, 12 Microsoft certified trainees of Evoliris and specialised on Mobile applications, are ready to join your ranks!
Come and meet and interview them during this job day !

These candidates have taken part in the coaching program organized by Evoliris, Cefora and Bruxelles Formation, and have also benefited from the services and programs of the MIC Brussels.

Agenda:

  • Introduction by Jean-Pierre Rucci, Director of Evoliris
  • Experience sharing by potential recruiters
  • Presentation of the candidates (5 minutes each)
  • Interviews (Possibility to prebook a slot)
  • Networking Drink

If you wish to join, please contact
penelope@mic-brussels.be

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Your input is needed… Help a student!

A few months ago a complete make-over has been done on our communications to partners. As you probably all have noticed the Microsoft newsletter to partners was completely reworked and since June all partners have the possibility to opt in for extra newsletters depending on the partner’ field of interest. After executing this make-over and letting it run for a few months we are interested in what you as a partner think about our new concept. With your feedback we can keep working on our communications to partners and keep improving it! We want partners to get the information they need, on the right time and this in a way we are sure it is comfortable for partners to read. In this way we are sure that all important info will reach you as a partner in a good way. Again we aim to you, partners, to fill in this short survey and help us improve our communications to you!

Survey in Dutch – Survey in French

This survey is being done by student Yanne Lintermans as part of her internship. So, if you don’t do this for us, do it for her.

Licensing Exam Preparation Training

 

Microsoft Licensing Solutions Competency training:

“Designing and Providing Volume Licensing Solutions to Small and Medium-sized Organizations” (070-671)

The Microsoft Partner Network contains among others the Licensing Solutions Competency. One of the competencies is the design and implementation of Volume Licensing solutions. To achieve this competency at least two of your employees must be certified for the MCP exam 070-671 or 070-672.

On the dates mentioned below Didactive in cooperation with Microsoft BVBA delivers a training that prepares you for the Microsoft Certified Professional exam 070-671 “Designing and Providing Volume Licensing Solutions to Small and Medium-sized Organizations”.

  • May 30th and 31st, 2012, Microsoft in Zaventem – register

Your investment is € 495 per attendee. At a surcharge of € 200, the two-day training sessions in September 2011 and March 2012 can be extended to a three-day program, thus also preparing you for the 070-672 exam for large organizations.

Download the course description (Adobe® Reader required).

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Microsoft Licensing Essentials training

“They say that Microsoft licensing is quite complex.” That is correct, but doesn’t mean that you cannot learn the basics. If you attend the half-day Microsoft Licensing Essentials training, you will be able to explain your customer the most important elements of Microsoft licensing:

  • License types: Full Packaged Product (FPP), OEM license, Volume Licensing programs such as Open License and Open Value, introductions to MOSP (the vehicle for ordering Office 365) and SPLA.
  • Software Assurance: what is it, and how to get it?
  • Product licensing: which licenses are needed for Windows, Office and server products such as Windows Server and Windows Small Business Server?
  • Open License, Open Value: what are the most important features and benefits of these Volume Licensing programs?

This training is delivered by Didactive and offered to you free of charge by Microsoft on the following date:

  • May 29th, 2012: 12:30 (registration) – 13:00 (start) – 16:30, Microsoft  Zaventem – click here to register.