Eight Microsoft MTA’s Now Completed

Today I completed my eighth Microsoft Certified Technology Associate (MTA) exam. The test was the “Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (Exam 98-365). This exam focussed on the following:

  • Understanding server installation
  • Understanding server roles
  • Understanding Active Directory
    Understanding storage
  • Understanding server performance management
  • Understanding server maintenance

Here is a list of the MTA’s that I have completed the last few months:

  1. Microsoft Technology Associate: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (January 15, 2015)
  2. Microsoft Technology Associate: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals, July 17, 2014
  3. Microsoft Technology Associate: Networking Fundamentals, June 18, 2014
  4. Microsoft Technology Associate: Security Fundamentals, June 11, 2014
  5. Microsoft Technology Associate: Database Administration Fundamentals, June 09, 2014
  6. Microsoft Technology Associate: Web Development Fundamentals, June 09, 2014
  7. Microsoft Technology Associate: Windows Operating System Fundamentals, June 04, 2014
  8. Microsoft Technology Associate: Software Development Fundamentals, February 25, 2014

Completed: Microsoft Security Fundamentals MTA Exam

Today I took and passed the Microsoft Security Fundamentals MTA exam. This is the fifth MTA I have taken since February. The next test I plan on taking is the Networking Fundamentals MTA. After that exam it’s onto the app dev series of exams. These MTA’s lead to the Microsoft Certified Software Developer certification. The exam topics include HTML5, .NET, Software Testing and several others.

Completed: Two More Microsoft MTA Exams

Today I took and passed the following two Microsoft MTA exams:

  • 98-363: Microsoft Web Development Fundamentals (C#)
  • 98-364: Microsoft Database Administration Fundamentals

This makes a total of four Microsoft MTA exams that I have taken. I plan on taking the Networking Fundamentals and Security Fundamentals exams next week. After those two I will take the HTML5 and .Net exams.


Office 365 University

Office 365 University

Get a 4-year subscription including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive cloud storage, and Skype PC-to-phone world calling for 2 PCs or Macs, plus 2 iPads or Windows tablets for $79.99. That’s $20/year and seems like a great deal for college students and faculty members.

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A Cloud for Everyone on Every Device

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella did a brilliant job announcing some of the things Microsoft is working on including the much anticipated Office for iPad. I highly recommend that you watch this press event and pay careful attention to where Microsoft is heading both with Windows and the Cloud.

Office for iPad event

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OneNote Now on Mac and Free

When we started OneNote we set out to revolutionize the way people capture, annotate, and recall all the ideas, thoughts, snippets and plans in their life. As many of you have attested, OneNote is the ultimate extension for your brain, but it’s not complete if it’s not instantly available everywhere. We’ve already made a lot of progress in that direction with our mobile, tablet and online web experiences. But there was still a gap. People frequently asked us for OneNote on Mac, and for more ways to capture content.

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Found this Flyer Hanging on the Student Bulletin Board at School

How do you grow a developer base? One mind at a time.

Microsoft MTA Salaries

I’m branching out a bit



Microsoft 2014 Super Bowl Commercial: Empowering


Hat tip to Thomas Duff for sharing this.

Deploy a Microsoft SharePoint Server Farm 2010 in AWS Cloud in 6 Steps: Video Series

This series of videos shows you how to deploy a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Server farm in the AWS Cloud. As an example, they show the deployment of a public-facing web site.


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