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Microsoft Announces New Developer Certification – MCSD


Microsoft Certified Solution Developer – MCSD

Microsoft has reworked the certification process for developers and introduced a new MCSD – Microsoft Certified Solution Developer credential. This redefined certification now addresses new generation developers by including cloud and application marketplace domains. In this way, they intend to embrace the current technologies.

The new certification is created around Visual Studio 2012, a development environment that allows applications to be built across devices and for specific devices. The focus is fast, light and stunning. The skills required go beyond the traditional environments and extend to the new world of multiple platforms.

The new MCSD certification will be useful to establish credibility in the new world of development. It demonstrates the ability to compete in the latest markets.

The first MCSD certification will be be MCSD: Windows Metro Style Apps. This will focus onskills needed to create beautiful, elegant and fast apps using Windows 8 with Visual Studio, HTML5, and C#.

There’s a free ebook from MS Press to help get started: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (First Preview).

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SQL Server 2008 SSAS training scheduled


We are scheduled to deliver the Microsoft course – 6234 Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services – at New Horizons in Chattanooga on 4/27/09 – 4/29/09.  This should be the beginning of a great partnership between Market Street Solutions and New Horizons.  We can leverage our expertise in business intelligence using Microsoft SQL Server and Dynamics combined with New Horizon’s learning center and training sales and administration experience.

Training courses


Preparing for a four day private training course for a client.  We are delivering Intro to Business Intelligence, SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server 2008 Integration Services (SSIS), Sql Server 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS) and PerformancePoint/SharePoint dashboard and scorecard building. 

I recently was made a Microsoft Certified Trainer along with one of my colleague, Carl Sheffield.  We, along with Jeff Wall, MCT in process, will be delivering the courses.  The time is abreviated so our objective is to achieve a learner level of understanding of business intelligence and the Microsoft tools involved.  They will have heavy hands-on labs to make them comfortable with the basic use of the tools.

It’s amazing how much more you learn about a subject when you have to prepare to teach it.