Windows Server Administration Fundamentals course is LIVE!

Greetings True Believers,

After a number of long months, I finally released my first video course with Pluralsight. It covers Windows Server Administration Fundamentals and is based around the Microsoft MTA exam, 98-365. It is based on Windows Server 2008 R2, and I it’s a great foundation course for those new to IT or needing basic knowledge of servers. This part of the course focuses on servers in general, installing the OS, and other general server tasks. Part 2 of the course will focus into specific roles such as DNS, DHCP, AD, etc. That should be out over the summer

If you are not a Pluralsight subscriber, you can sign up for a free 10-day trial here.

Big thanks go out to friends and family especially my wife, Mel, for putting up with the project while we transitioned through home building/apartment living to our new home. Thanks for your support:) Also, my editor Lisa Szpunar who kept me sane and got the course to the finish line.

Till next time…Mike

Microsoft Certified Career Day 2013

Greetings True Believers,




It’s official. I’ve been asked to participate on the industry panel at the Micrsoft Certified Career Day on March 12, 2013. It’s a very exciting opportunity to discuss how the cloud is changing the IT recruitment and skills landscape. IMHO, IT Pros WILL NOT succeed in the future without investing in themselves and building cloud-specific skill sets. In my world, that all starts with Server 2012 and Hyper-V.

For more information and to attend this free event, click on the link image above. Not only will you have an opportunity to learn something, you may win an Acer Tablet!

On a related topic, stay tuned for an announcement on my latest certification challenge, 90 Days to MCSA. I’ve been working with Microsoft Learning and TrainSignal, and we’ll be rolling out a great framework for you to take your career to the next level by getting your Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Windows Server 2012. Launch is March 4th, 2013. Follow the challenge on twitter via the hashtag of #90Days2MCSA.

Get ready to get certified!

Mike