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Microsoft SQL 2014 Training Courses Released

Microsoft has announced updated curriculum for the new SQL 2014 Server training classes. The new courses are slated for release in late July 2014 to early August 2014.   These are the new courses offered - Course 20461C: Querying Microsoft SQL Server Course 20462C: Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases Course 20463C: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server Course 20464C: Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases Course 20465C: Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Course 20466C: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server Course 20467C: Designing Self-Service Business Intelligence and Big Data Solutions Certification Camps...Read More »

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Redeem Microsoft Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV Vouchers) for Certification Boot Camp

By Chester Flake If your company purchases Microsoft Volume License software, there is a good chance you have access to Software Assurance Training Vouchers – better known as Microsoft SATV Vouchers. If you are not sure of your company’s participation – look on the Microsoft licensing invoice for “SA Pack MVL”. On the same form – you will see a Notices Administrator. The person holding this role will have access to the SATV vouchers. Alternatively – you might also find a Microsoft Benefits Administrator who would also have access to redeem SATV Vouchers. You can use your Microsoft SATV Voucher...Read More »

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Pearson VUE to administer Microsoft Exams

Eight years ago, Microsoft terminated their relationship with Pearson Vue testing. Without doubt – many of us in the Microsoft exam and certification testing space were completely shocked by this decision. Microsoft gave exclusive access to Prometric to administer Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exams. Many test center administrators have suggested Prometric faced challenges with supporting software and clients. Indirectly, the press release suggest these complaints led Microsoft to return to Pearson Vue. On June 2nd, 2014 – Pearson Vue sent an email to Microsoft Channel Partners announcing the delivery of Microsoft exams through their network starting on September 4th, 2014....Read More »

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Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) hits a milestone with 2 million students

Microsoft Virtual Academy (often referred to as MVA) offers free, online Microsoft training to everyone. The training covers most Microsoft technologies including – Windows Server, SQL Server, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, Lync Server and Visual Studio. The online courses are created by industry experts and cover foundational information on the above mentioned technologies. Our company, Certification Camps does not look at Microsoft Virtual Academy as a competitor – rather as a partner in preparing students for the certification boot camp experience. Students often want to make sure they are qualified to sit our Certification Camps Boot Camps. When someone is...Read More »

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Certification Camps is relocating to newly constructed training center

Certification Camps – a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner continues to experience significant growth in business. As such – We have outgrown our current 7,000 sq ft facility and are expanding into a new 10,000sq ft space. Our new training center required a complete demolition and re-build. The goal of this move is to provide our students with the best environment in and outside of the classroom. Our new center maintains the dedicated one desk, one student model – allowing more workspace. Further – we created common areas which allowed students to have quiet spaces and amenities outside of the classroom...Read More »

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Certification Camps Difference

Why would anyone travel across the country when they have Microsoft training centers around the corner?  Why not go to one of the big franchise places like New Horizons or Global Knowledge? Our training consist of a lecture / demonstration based presentation by a Microsoft Certified Trainer with real world consulting experience.  Our trainers work to go beyond the material presented in the book which could be delivered at any “local” training facility.  Trainers who work with us must organize their presentation and materials in such a way to get information presented in a clear, concise and focused manner –...Read More »

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Introducing Windows 8.1 – Free Update

It is official – Microsoft has announced a FREE upgrade to “Windows 8.1″. Fearful Windows 8 will be known as the next generation Vista – this upgrade is intended to address interface concerns. The most obvious improvement is the return of the Start Button. Windows 8 was like a Swiss Army knife with only one tool – trying to find a one size fits all OS. We interact with different devices in different ways and someone forgot to tell Microsoft. Designing a tablet interface for desktops and even non-touch screen laptops is a mistake. They could have saved millions in...Read More »

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5 Highest Paying Microsoft Certifications for 2013

I debated if I should even write this blog.  Salary surveys are always subjective with so many factors to consider including geography, years experience, etc.  In general -Microsoft Certifications certainly offer value when searching for a job or seeking promotion within an organization. I’m often asked “will this certification help me land a job”.  While my answer is obvious – it is often not thought of.  If you have a certification – you certainly look better than individuals who do not have certification.  Additionally – companies will often need certified professionals to maintain Microsoft competencies which include great benefits such as free...Read More »

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IT Professionals: Get Windows Server 2012 Certified!

Windows Server 2012 breaks away from the typical IT infrastructure and brings cloud computing to the forefront of modern business data platforms. This next-generation technology is feature rich and solutions driven, making it a desirable upgrade for businesses of all sizes. Whether an IT professional is new to server administration or is simply renewing their credentials, IT professionals looking to enhance their server-side capabilities would do well to add Windows Server 2012 certifications to their qualifications. Certification Camps is offering a boot camp for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification and a follow-up boot camp for MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification in...Read More »

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Current SQL Server Certification Training Courses for 2013

Current SQL Server Certification Training Courses for 2013 at Certification Camps   Certification Camps is the only All-inclusive SQL server certification training center that provides in-depth training in a state-of-the-art training environment with instructors that will guide you step by step through real world applications and demonstrations ensuring that you have a complete working knowledge of the tasks required to pass the certification exams provided at the end of the training courses. We are currently offering SQL certification training courses for the following SQL Server Certifications. Just click on the links below to view detailed information about each course or...Read More »

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