There have been many changes to the Microsoft certification program lately. Among these changes have been brand new MCSA and MCSE certifications, including MANY new exams. Among these changes is the recent addition of the MCSA: BI (Business Intelligence) Reporting certification. Read More
Want to get started with Power BI, but don’t know where to start? The “Introducing Microsoft Power BI” free eBook from Microsoft Press may be the guide you’ve been looking for. This book was written by Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo. It covers the basics of Power BI as well as a practical, scenario-based tour of Power BI. Using this book you can get an overview of PowerBI, or dig deeper and follow along with the many examples throughout the book. Read More
This week at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2016, Microsoft announced the release of the Microsoft Professional Degree (MPD) program. This is an online degree program from Microsoft, and the first degree being offered (in Beta) is a degree in Data Science. It seems apparent the goals of the MPD program are to help close the skills gap. According to Microsoft there’s 1.5 million jobs awaiting qualified candidates.
Update September 26, 2016: Microsoft has renamed the “Microsoft Professional Degree” (MPD) program to be the “Microsoft Professional Program” (MPP), and they are going to be added 2 more tracks for MPP in 2017. Read More