Microsoft Certified Master Program

oh, oh, oh, oh get ur web browsers at the ready … just seen this on Henriks Blog.

Start here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/master/default.mspx

The new Microsoft Certified Master series offers advanced technical training and certifications on Microsoft technologies that go beyond any product training offered outside of Microsoft today. IT professionals who successfully complete the program and certification testing validate their skills as product experts who successfully design and implement solutions that meet the most complex business requirements

Who should apply?
Qualified program candidates are highly skilled technical experts in their discipline with several years of experience designing, deploying, and managing solutions by using Microsoft technology. To be eligible for Master certification, the candidate must be a current Microsoft Certified Professional (with a Microsoft Certification ID) or an eligible Microsoft employee. Specific technology requirements vary by platform.

To achieve Master certification, candidates must fulfill the following training requirements:

  • Attendance of required sessions 
  • Successful completion of all in-class (written and lab) exams
  • Successful completion of qualification lab exam 

Registration is coming soon!
Registration is scheduled to start in July 2008. Classes are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2008. Please check back often for the latest updates.

Then have a look here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/master/products/default.mspx#EZ

Microsoft Certified Master: Exchange Server 2007
The Microsoft Certified Master: Exchange Server 2007 program provides the most in-depth and comprehensive training that is available today for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. This three-week training program is delivered by recognized experts from Microsoft and Microsoft Partner organizations.

Training deepens and broadens the technical skills of experienced messaging professionals
Microsoft Certified Master training—a mixture of presentations, white board discussions, and goal-based labs—covers the individual core Exchange Server 2007 technologies as well as broader architectural and operational areas, such as high availability of a messaging service, co-existence and migration, performance analysis and management, and operations. Candidates for this program complete an independent lab exercise as a part of their training, which allows them to develop and apply their learning in an environment where instructor and peer support are readily available.

Certified individuals prove their technical mastery
Candidates who successfully complete the program can expect to have a greatly improved understanding of the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 platform. Microsoft Certified Masters can design and build customer-specified messaging solutions, and they understand how design decisions affect the final solution. They can troubleshoot and diagnose configuration and performance issues, and they have the detailed knowledge and skills that are required to successfully operate and manage an enterprise-class Exchange Server 2007 infrastructure.

Prerequisites

Experience
  • Five or more years of hands-on experience with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003: installing, configuring, and troubleshooting
  • One or more years of hands-on experience with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007: installing, configuring, and troubleshooting
  • A thorough understanding of Microsoft Exchange Server design and architectureA
  •  thorough understanding of AD, DNS, and other core network services upon which Exchange Server depends
  • Speak, understand, and write in fluent English
Successful completion of the following exams and certifications
  • Exam 70-236: TS: Exchange Server 2007, Configuring
  • Exam 70-237: PRO: Designing Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
  • Exam 70-238: PRO: Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows Server 2003
    or
    Exam 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring

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