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MOS 2010 Bootcamp

Now is the time to plan that extra time to get certified. You are just a couple of certs away of becoming a MOS Master. My company has a special bootcamp set up just for you. The last week of July 2012 is the time to join MOS 2010 bootcamp. We will prep you for all the necessary exams to become MOS specialist in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 2010. This will be no picnic because in one week all those apps will be on the agenda. So who is this bootcamp for anyway? We’ll as one might understand you need to have working experience with the applications mentioned above. Why? Simple you can not get certified in something you haven’t used before! So the target audience are Information Workers already familiar with the applications. If you have the necessary experience and are up for the challenge we will guide you through the process of becoming MOS certified!

The Next Step
What is the next step if i get MOS certified? What if i am already certified and want to become MOS Master? Well then MOS Master 2010 Bootcamp is the one you are looking for! This one is scheduled for the first week of August 2012. For this bootcamp we are looking for Information Workers who are ready for the next step. To become Mos Master one needs to complete the Excel Expert, Word Expert exams with the additional PowerPoint and Outlook regular exams. Remember they don’t call these exams Expert exams for nothing. This means that we are looking for users who have the necessary skills to go beyond the standard functionality of Word and Excel. But boy does this give you a great feeling once you have mastered all the certifications and you get presented the additional MOS Master certificate 🙂

Target Audience
Our company is based in the Zoetermeer in the Netherlands. Does this mean that i can’t join the party? Well no everyone can join the party but we are focussing on Ducth Information Workers. If you are not from the Netherlands and you are interested in following our bootcamp then just send a mail to my company. State that you are interested in following the bootcamp and i’ll see if I can come up with a plan to satisfy our international audience. This means that there might be an additional bootcamp being scheduled based on request. How cool is that.

So there is only one thing to do and that is to visit our website to download that bootcamp information factsheet and register. This will be in Dutch. You want this one in English as well? Just pop a mail to the mailaddress you’ll see on our website.

Summerschool and Bootcamp Info can be found here: Summerschool and Bootcamp (if the link is broken or doesn’t work let me now pls).

Happy bootcamping and become one of the MOS Masters of the Universe 🙂 May the force be with you.

OneNote: Get Ready.. Set… Take The Beta Exam!

MOS Certification BannerWell we have been waiting for this one a long time don’t we? The number of OneNote users is steadily growing and now you get the opportunity to get certified. Prior to the release of an exam there is a beta period. During this period people get the change to take the exam in full glory. After the beta period the exam is evaluated en reshaped to the final piece which comes available shortly after the beta.

Beta? Tell me more…
Well if you would like to participate in the beta there are some guidelines you need to follow. Let me sum up the steps you need to take:

  • Find a testingcenter near you that is available for beta testing. You can find a center using the testcenter locator from certiport which you can find here or you can take a look at the list provided by Wendy Johnson which you can find here
  • Send an email to the certiport betacoordinator stating you would like to take part in the betaprogram
  • Wait for the returnmail from stacey to see if you have been selected to participate
  • Take the exam at your preferred testcenter
  • The beta will run starting Monday, September 12 through Tuesday, October 4, 2011

And when i am done?
The waiting starts 😉 If you Pass the exam you will not have to take the finalized exam and you will be certified. You will receive a certificate by regular mail.

What to expect when taking the exam
What you would expect… taking the exam. But a beta exam has more… much more questions. The positive is that you also get twice as much time. As usual be aware that this exam is hands on so no multiple answer questions. Prepare for the exam by having a look at the preparation page here

So let’s do this. Open OneNote and see if you know how to add a template, add a section, add a password and……… you get the picture.

Happy prepping and i’ll let you know how i did (if i am selected to participate in the beta).

MOS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Exam Now available

maus_sharePointMOS Exam: SharePoint 2010
The exam is available and waiting for you to tackle it! This is an exam just as the other MOS exams meaning Hands On. Here you have SharePoint in front of you; now accomplish the following tasks. That is what I like about these MOS exams you really have to know your stuff before trying to take the exams. No Multiple Questions but the real thing. So what are you waiting for and show them you can do this.
If you live in the Netherlands and want to take this exam drop me a line. My company is a testcenter for Certiport making it possible for you to take the exam with us!

OneNote exam coming soon!

Maus Is HappyOneNote Exam in September 2011

After all these years it has finally come to the point where we can show the skills in OneNote. Scheduled for September  2011 there will be a OneNote exam which will offer you the change to earn you very own OneNote official Certificate. Well I know that I will be chasing this one!

As soon as I find out more I will post the info here so check back from time to time


Windows 8 preview

It is out there! The first sneakpreviews of Windows 8. In this video Jensen Harris gives us a glimps of what is coming. Looks good! I’ve got the tablet now wait for this OS to go live…

Jensen was also one of the people who worked on the new UI for Office 2010