Who should take the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Exams?

MTA

Disclaimer:

I will not answer on direct questions of the exam or give you more insides on the exam itself. Who await his can stop to read here. I only want to give a suggestion who should be able to pass the MTA requirements and when you should go on with the MCSA.

 

 

Why do I write about the MTA exam?

I decided to do the Microsoft Technology Associate Exam for Windows Server Fundamentals last week.

 

Why did I choose to take this exam?

I wanted to check the level of the exam if someone ask me for advice and to know which people should be able to pass them. Ok I also have to say, it was just for fun.

 

That brings me to my resume about the exam. At first, I really enjoyed it but for an IT Pro with more than 8 years’ experience this Exam offering is to easy and it looks like hunting for more certifications. When you see this exam it really targets the IT Basics of the different topics e.g.  Windows Server, Networking, Client or Databases.

 

At what point of your IT career should you choose the MTA?

I would suggest taking these exams during or short after your study at university or job training. That means in your first or second year in IT with specialization on the product you choose in MTA or later MCSA/MCSE.

 

Covers the MTA only Microsoft topics?

No it doesn’t. It is also an exam that touches day to day topics like basic hardware know how or backup.

 

How can I prepare myself for MTA?

I would suggest the courses on the Microsoft Virtual Academy to prepare for the exam.

 

After the MTA when should I go on with the MCSA Exam?

In my opinion you will need additional one or two year’s practical experience on the job and the product to be successful with the MCSA track.

 

Hyper-V-Community Treffen am 13. Juni in Berlin

Zitat: http://www.hyper-v-community.de/

 

Nun ist es endlich soweit, wir fahren nach Berlin. Am 13. Juni kommt die Hyper-V Community nun nach Berlin, unser nächstes Treffen findet diesmal im Cisco Office in Berlin statt.

Geplant sind 3 spannende Vorträge (siehe unten) und wir werden auch wieder viel Zeit für Diskussionen haben. Der Start ist wie gewohnt um 14 Uhr und das Ende liegt so gegen 19 Uhr mit Getränken und Schnittchen.

Folgende Vorträge sind geplant:

  • Integration von Compute und Netzwerk in Microsoft Server 2012 Hyper-V – von Matthias Wessendorf – Cisco Deutschland
  • Praxiserfahrungen: SystemCenter VMM 2012 SP1 Erfahrungen aus der Praxis – Udo Walberer
  • Neuigkeiten von der TechEd 2013  – von Carsten Rachfahl – Rachfahl IT-Solutions

Wir werden sicherlich wieder viel Spaß und viele Erkenntnisse an dem Tag gewinnen und wir freuen uns schon auf euer zahlreiches Erscheinen.

<<< Hier geht’s zur kostenlosen Anmeldung >>>

 

Aus <http://www.hyper-v-community.de/>

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #30

Hi Community, here is my compilation of the most interesting technical blog posts written by members of the Microsoft MVP Community. The number of MVPs is growing well, I hope you enjoy their posts. @all MVPs If you’d like me to add your blog posts to my weekly compilation, please send me an email (flo@datacenter-flo.de) or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks!

Select the category of your interest:

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Featured Posts of the Week!

Videointerview mit Mark Minasi über “Why should Admins learn PowerShell” by Carsten Rachfahl

Hyper-V Host Patching – Cluster Aware Updading vs. Virtual Machine Manager Fabric Patching by Thomas Maurer

Create an SP2013 VM on Azure using PowerShell by Thorsten Hans

 by Kristian Nese

Azure

Overview of Microsoft #WindowsAzure #Powershell for automated #Cloud Services by James van den Berg

Exchange

 

Events

 

Group Policy

Hyper-V

Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica by Thomas Maurer

Hyper-V Host Patching – Cluster Aware Updading vs. Virtual Machine Manager Fabric Patching by Thomas Maurer

Port Mirroring on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V by Lai Yoong Seng

Unable to Add VHDX to Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V by Lai Yoong Seng

Lync Server

Office 

 

Office 365

Use Project Server Online in #Office365 to manage your Projects Successfully with #Cloud Services by James van den Berg

PowerShell

Converting to size units (KB, MB,GB,TB, and PB) without using PowerShell multipliers by Ravikanth Chaganti

Friday Fun: View Objects in a PowerShell GridList by Jeffery Hicks

Videointerview mit Mark Minasi über “Why should Admins learn PowerShell” by Carsten Rachfahl

Sharepoint

Create an SP2013 VM on Azure using PowerShell by Thorsten Hans

 

System Center Core

 

System Center App Controller

System Center Avisor

 

System Center Configuration Manager

 

System Center Dataprotection Manager

 

System Center Operations Manager

System Center Orchestrator

System Center Service Manager

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1: Requirements by Aidan Finn

 by Kristian Nese

 SQL Server

 

Windows Client

 

Windows Server Core

New networking features in Windows Server 2012 by Marcelo Sinic

Fixing Event ID 2002 “The policy and configuration settings could not be imported to the RD Gateway server “%1” because they are associated with local computer groups on another RD Gateway server” by Didier van Hoye

RD Gateway Messaging Tab Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2012 by Didier van Hoye

Microsoft Cloud OS: An Overview by Aidan Finn

Das Active-Directory-Schema analysieren in German by Nils Kaczenski

Berechtigungen in Active Directory dokumentieren in German by Nils Kaczenski

#PSTip Retrieve group membership of an Active Directory group recursively by 

Tools

 

MVPs I follow

James van den Berg - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Kristian Nese - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Damian Flynn - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Daniel Neumann - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Marcelo Sinic - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Stanislav Zhelyazkov - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Ravikanth Chaganti - MVP for PowerShell
Jan Egil Ring - MVP for PowerShell
Jeffery Hicks - MVP for PowerShell
Keith Hill - MVP for PowerShell
David Moravec - MVP for PowerShell
Aleksandar Nikolic - MVP for PowerShell
 - MVP for PowerShell
Adam Driscoll - MVP for PowerShell
Jeff Wouters - MVP for PowerShell and the man who had his own Newsletter Category before 😉
Marcelo Vighi - MVP for Exchange
Johan Veldhuis - MVP for Exchange
Jaap Wesselius - MVP for Exchange
Lai Yoong Seng - MVP for Hyper-V
Rob McShinsky - MVP for Hyper-V
Hans Vredevoort - MVP for Hyper-V
Leandro Carvalho - MVP for Hyper-V
Didier van Hoye - MVP for Hyper-V
Romeo Mlinar - MVP for Hyper-V
Aidan Finn - MVP for Hyper-V
Carsten Rachfahl - MVP for Hyper-V
Thomas Maurer - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Cardoso - MVP for Hyper-V
Steve Jain - MVP for Hyper-V
Benedict Berger - MVP for Hyper-V
Nils Kaczenski - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Pilotti - MVP for Hyper-V
Susantha Silva - MVP for Hyper-V
Niklas Akerlund - MVP for Hyper-V
Robert Smit - MVP for Cluster
Ramazan Can  - MVP for Cluster
Michael Bender - MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Ulf B. Simon-Weidner - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
Meinolf Weber - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
John Policelli - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
Kerstin Rachfahl - MVP for Office 365
Martina Grom - MVP for Office 365
Nick Whittome - MVP Small and Medium Business
Matthias Wolf - MVP Group Policy
Robert Mühsig - MVP ASP.NET/IIS
Thorsten Hans - MVP Sharepoint
Andrew Connell - MVP Sharepoint
Toni Pohl - Client Development
Hasitha Willarachchi - Enterprise Client Management
David O'Brien - Enterprise Client Management
Chris Nackers - Enterprise Client Management
Marc van Eijk - Windows Azure

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #29

Hi Community, here is my compilation of the most interesting technical blog posts written by members of the Microsoft MVP Community. The number of MVPs is growing well, I hope you enjoy their posts. @all MVPs If you’d like me to add your blog posts to my weekly compilation, please send me an email (flo@datacenter-flo.de) or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks!

Select the category of your interest:

This menu is not working in category view! 

Featured Posts of the Week!

A Converged Networks Design For Hyper-V On SMB 3.0 Storage With RDMA (SMB Direct) by Aidan Finn

Videointerview with Jose Barreto about SMB 3.0 by Carsten Rachfahl

IP Assignment Strategies For Hyper-V Replica by Aidan Finn

x86 Windows Server 2008 TS Gateway Migration To x64 Windows Server 2012 RD Gateway by Didier van Hoye

 

Azure

 

Exchange

Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirements Calculator available by Johan Veldhuis

Events

 

Group Policy

Hyper-V

Cisco Nexus 1000V für Hyper-V (Beta): Einrichtung in German by Nils Kaczenski

Whitepaper: Datensicherung für virtuelle Maschinen in German by Nils Kaczenski

Microsoft Virtualisierungs Podcast Folge 29: IT-Camp recorded in German by Carsten Rachfahl

IP Assignment Strategies For Hyper-V Replica by Aidan Finn

How Hyper-V Snapshots Work by Aidan Finn

Using Hyper-V Snapshots by Aidan Finn

A Converged Networks Design For Hyper-V On SMB 3.0 Storage With RDMA (SMB Direct) by Aidan Finn

KB2836402 – You Cannot Add VHD/X Files To Hyper-V VMs On WS2012 by Aidan Finn

Lync Server

Office 

 

Office 365

Fehlermeldung bei einer shared Mailbox/freigegebenen Postfach in German by Kerstin Rachfahl

Himmlische IT-Podcast Folge 27: Office 365 im Unternehmen in German by Kerstin

PowerShell

#PSTip Detecting if the console is in Interactive mode by 

Measuring PowerShell scripts by 

Scrub Up PowerShell Content by Jeffery Hicks

PowerShell Version Profiles by Jeffery Hicks

Test 64-Bit Operating System by Jeffery Hicks

Friday Fun: A PowerShell Tickler by Jeffery Hicks

Testing ASP.NET MVC4 Web API Endpoints with PowerShell by Adam Driscoll

Sharepoint

 

System Center Core

 

System Center App Controller

System Center Avisor

 

System Center Configuration Manager

 

System Center Dataprotection Manager

 

System Center Operations Manager

System Center Orchestrator

System Center Service Manager

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Windows Server 2012 #HyperV and SMB 3.0 Best Practices with #SCVMM by James van den Berg

 SQL Server

#PSTip List SQL database mirroring partner using SMO by Ravikanth Chaganti

#PSTip Adding local users to SQL Server Logins using SMO by Ravikanth Chaganti

Windows Client

New Windows version: “Windows Blue” to be called Windows 8.1 by Alessandro Cardoso

Windows Server Core

IIS & Windows Authentication – Troubleshooting mit Negotiate & NTLM in German by Robert Mühsig

x86 Windows Server 2008 TS Gateway Migration To x64 Windows Server 2012 RD Gateway by Didier van Hoye

Installing & using the Windows Server Migration Tools To Migrate Local Users & Groups by Didier van Hoye

KB2838669–A Big Hotfix Bundle For WS2012 Failover Clustering by Aidan Finn

KB2836988 – May 2013 Update Rollup For WS2012 and Win8 by Aidan Finn

Videointerview with Jose Barreto about SMB 3.0 by Carsten Rachfahl

Tools

 

Real Time Performance Monitoring – VMTurbo Virtual Health Monitor by Lai Yoong Seng

MVPs I follow

James van den Berg - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Kristian Nese - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Damian Flynn - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Daniel Neumann - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Marcelo Sinic - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Stanislav Zhelyazkov - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Ravikanth Chaganti - MVP for PowerShell
Jan Egil Ring - MVP for PowerShell
Jeffery Hicks - MVP for PowerShell
Keith Hill - MVP for PowerShell
David Moravec - MVP for PowerShell
Aleksandar Nikolic - MVP for PowerShell
 - MVP for PowerShell
Adam Driscoll - MVP for PowerShell
Jeff Wouters - MVP for PowerShell and the man who had his own Newsletter Category before 😉
Marcelo Vighi - MVP for Exchange
Johan Veldhuis - MVP for Exchange
Jaap Wesselius - MVP for Exchange
Lai Yoong Seng - MVP for Hyper-V
Rob McShinsky - MVP for Hyper-V
Hans Vredevoort - MVP for Hyper-V
Leandro Carvalho - MVP for Hyper-V
Didier van Hoye - MVP for Hyper-V
Romeo Mlinar - MVP for Hyper-V
Aidan Finn - MVP for Hyper-V
Carsten Rachfahl - MVP for Hyper-V
Thomas Maurer - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Cardoso - MVP for Hyper-V
Steve Jain - MVP for Hyper-V
Benedict Berger - MVP for Hyper-V
Nils Kaczenski - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Pilotti - MVP for Hyper-V
Susantha Silva - MVP for Hyper-V
Niklas Akerlund - MVP for Hyper-V
Robert Smit - MVP for Cluster
Ramazan Can  - MVP for Cluster
Michael Bender - MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Ulf B. Simon-Weidner - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
Meinolf Weber - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
John Policelli - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
Kerstin Rachfahl - MVP for Office 365
Martina Grom - MVP for Office 365
Nick Whittome - MVP Small and Medium Business
Matthias Wolf - MVP Group Policy
Robert Mühsig - MVP ASP.NET/IIS
Thorsten Hans - MVP Sharepoint
Andrew Connell - MVP Sharepoint
Toni Pohl - Client Development
Hasitha Willarachchi - Enterprise Client Management
David O'Brien - Enterprise Client Management
Chris Nackers - Enterprise Client Management
Marc van Eijk - Windows Azure

Free one hour Webinars Windows Azure, Windows Server 2012 and Visual Studio 2012 by NetCom Learning Team

My friend from NetCom Learning will launch 2 short Webinars on Windows Azure, Windows Server 2012 and Visual Studio.

Feel free to register via the links below.

 

 

 

May 22, 2013, Wednesday (1pm – 2pm EST)
Free Webinar: Windows Azure | Bringing Cloud to the Enterprise

http://www.netcomlearning.com/webinars/222235/Free-Webinar-Windows-Azure–Bringing-Cloud-to-the-Enterprise-training.html?WebinarID=198

 

May 24, 2013, Friday (3pm – 4pm EST)
Free Webinar: Windows Server 2012 Review | Courses & Certifications

http://www.netcomlearning.com/webinars/88885/Free-Webinar-Windows-Server-2012-Review–Courses-and-Certifications-training.html?WebinarID=191

 

May 30, 2013, Thursday (1pm – 2pm EST)
Free Webinar: Modern Windows Apps Development with Visual Studio 2012

http://www.netcomlearning.com/webinars/66644/Free-Webinar-Modern-Windows-Apps-Development-with-Visual-Studio-2012-training.html?WebinarID=195