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Certification Watch (Vol. 22, No. 10)

A Surefire Formula for Certification Exam Success

 

Tech trainer Tim Warner has a sufefire formula for certification exam success.What's the best way to pass a certification exam? There's probably no one single recipe for success — or maybe there is. Longtime IT trainer Tim Warner outlines both his overall study philosophy and a specific method of exam preparation that anyone can follow in an article from the January issue of Certification Magazine that appeared this week at CertMag.com. Warner said that exam candidates should focus equally on mastering theory, hands-on practice, and review (generally using simulated exams) in the months leading up their exam. In addition to preparing individuals to pass an exam, Warner said that his triple-threat plan of attack also facilitates learning and internalizing tech concepts at a much deeper level than just commit answers to memory. It's worth clicking over to CertMag to read his thoughts at length if there's a certification exam in your future.

 

A Farewell to MCSA Windows 10

 

Microsoft Learning is easing its popular Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows 10 out of the certification picture later this year. As of April 30, MCSA Windows 10 will start a new life at the (metaphorical) Golden Acres Retirement Community for Elderly Certifications. At the moment, however, there are still plenty of people out there who have active MCSA Windows 10 credentials, and a sizeable enough block of them participated in the recent Certification Magazine Salary Survey for MCSA Windows 10 to appear on the Salary Survey 75 list. So before it vanishes from sight, the CertMag team has devoted an entry in its yearlong Deep Focus series to the soon-to-depart credential. Incidentally, GoCertify's own Ed Tittel opined earlier this year that the forthcoming Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate is probably the more-or-less direct replacement for MCSA Windows 10. Interestingly, though MCSA Windows 10 was already on life support at that time, its expiration date has since been bumped back from a previously announced March 31 timeline.

 

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