New-Gen Certifications Retirement Policy Changing

Holders of the premium MCITP or MCPD titles will have to take refresh exam to maintain status; policy to go into effect in about two years.

MCDST Ugrade Exam Goes Live

Earlier this week, Microsoft put exam 70-621 up for general availability.

The Right Staff

Utilize often-overlooked recruiting practices.

New Web Site Opens Technology to Women, Minority-Owned Businesses

Women and minority-owned businesses have a new technical training partner: Biz Tech-Connect.

Microsoft Buys Stake in CareerBuilder

Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday it has acquired a minority stake in job-listings partner CareerBuilder.com and will use that job-search engine on MSN sites overseas in a bid to capture more of the classified advertising money migrating to the Web.

First-Timers: Big Discount on First MCP, Dynamics Exam

If you're taking your first MCP or Microsoft Dynamics exam, you're eligible for a 40 percent discount on your very first exam.

Intel To Cut 1,000 Jobs in New Mexico

Intel Corp. said Tuesday that it expects to cut more than 1,000 jobs at its Rio Rancho plant as the company ends production of an older silicon wafer technology.

Project 2007 Exam Beta Next Week

Microsoft to put Project exam through paces with beta testers for two weeks starting Tuesday.

Validating Today's IT Skills

Microsoft's new certifications for IT professionals provide increased value and a simpler, more targeted framework.

India High-Tech Industry Out of Workers

At the heart of the sprawling corporate campus, in a hilltop building overlooking the immaculately shorn lawns, the sports fields and the hypermodern theater complex, young engineers crowd into a classroom. They are India's best and brightest, with stellar grades that launched them into a high-tech industry growing at more than 25 percent annually. And their topic of the day? Basic telephone skills.

MCSA/MCSE Upgrade Exams Head Out to Pasture

Microsoft Learning retires Windows 2000-to-Windows 2003 MCSE upgrade exams next year.

Exchange Exams Get Their Turn in Beta Spotlight

Exams for candidates who want to highlight their skills with Microsoft's messaging platform head onto the beta test onramp.

Gates Promotes PC Training in Colombia

In his first trip to this violence-wracked country, Bill Gates said Microsoft Corp. was helping set up computer learning centers in areas where demobilized paramilitary fighters are in dire need of job training.

Gates Promotes PC Training in Colombia

Gates said Microsoft was helping set up computer learning centers in areas where demobilized paramilitary fighters are in dire need of job training.

Vista Exam Redo Starts Next Week

Microsoft plans to retest two Vista exams, 70-621 and 70-622, that were originally beta tested in January and February this year.

IBM's India Hiring Binge Continues

The work force at International Business Machines Corp. grew 8 percent in 2006, with most of the rise coming in India, where the technology company has been on a hiring binge in recent years.

Visual Studio Exam Goes Beta

Microsoft puts Tech Spec exam for developers through beta testing paces.

A New Generation of Office Exams

Following Office 2007 suite, Microsoft officially launches Business Certification Program that tests information worker skills.

Vista Exams Go Back to Beta Testing

Microsoft delays release of some of its new-generation MCP exams for Vista in favor of retesting; exam 70-624 gets a Valentine's Day debut.

New Certification for Hosting Providers

New Windows 2003 Web Hosting exam now available, as well as new certification track aimed at hosting providers.

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