Certification

An update to Microsoft certifications: MCSA, MCSD, and MCSE retiring end of June 2020

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The only constant in life is change. And I love it! For me, the ability to accept continuous change is one of my internal KPIs, that I use to playfully measure if I’m still a good fit to work in IT. Each morning when you wake up, something evolved, changed or retired – and it’s up to you to ingest and digest that, and work with that new information as you best can. So, last… Read More »An update to Microsoft certifications: MCSA, MCSD, and MCSE retiring end of June 2020

Learn the fundamentals of Azure today, and pass the exam!

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Azure turned 10 years just this month, and I’m excited to see so much happening around the platform – both from IT Pros, devs and architects, but also from people aspiring to work with Azure in the future. While a certification is not – per se – a proof that you are knowledgeable about everything there is to Azure, I like to think of it as the minimum badge for proving your understanding. When I… Read More »Learn the fundamentals of Azure today, and pass the exam!

How I prepare and (often) succeed with technical Microsoft certification exams

My certs

I’m an avid fan of challenges, especially those that are just hard enough but where I can still prepare to have enough confidence for accomplishing my goals. Certification exams are among my favorite types of challenges – they are challenging, fairly easy to prepare for but hard to master and pass. In 2019 I’ve completed four certification exams. This year it’s been a lot of upgrades and transition exams on Azure and Microsoft 365. Last… Read More »How I prepare and (often) succeed with technical Microsoft certification exams

Thoughts from beta certification exam 70-339: Managing SharePoint 2016

Thoughts

I’ve been waiting for the first IT Pro exam on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 to become available – the 70-339 Managing SharePoint 2016. I might have missed the beta announcement, but I noticed from Pearson VUE, that you are able to book the exam before the official release date of June 23rd. Without really having time to prepare I took the exam today (20th of June), after a huge cup of coffee. Studies possibly show… Read More »Thoughts from beta certification exam 70-339: Managing SharePoint 2016