Monday, November 12, 2007

Active Directory users of Seattle Area - Invited!!


Microsoft Learning is looking for Puget Sound based volunteers who know Active Directory to participate in a pilot of our new, innovative MCP emulation lab exam technology. During this pilot, you will take an exam in which you will perform a variety of tasks using Active Directory, answer multiple choice questions, and provide feedback about your experience with this new technology. The purposes of this pilot are to: 1) understand how emulation lab-based items function in relation to multiple choice items, 2) determine how much time is needed to complete each lab, and 3) evaluate our scoring strategy.

As an incentive, all participants will receive a thank you gift after completing the exam as well as breakfast or lunch. To encourage you to do your best on the exam, the top 5 highest scorers on the exam will receive a 100 GB USB 2.0 external hard drive.

We will be conducting this pilot project through November 16 on Microsoft’s main Redmond campus. To ensure that all participants have sufficient time to complete both sections of the exam and provide feedback, each slot is scheduled for 4 hours. However, most participants have finished in less than 2 hours. Two time slots are available per weekday (Monday – Friday from 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm). To register:

1) Go to:

2) Create a ‘’ account if you do not have one. This information is used solely to send you a confirmation and reminder email.

3) Select the location where you want to take the exam.

a. Microsoft employees should register for sessions at Building 25 unless all slots for your desired date and time are filled.

b. Non-Microsoft employees must register for sessions in Building 40.

4) Select a day and time for your appointment.

5) Click “Confirm.” A confirmation message containing specific details about the location of the exam and other relevant information will be sent to the email provided when you created your account.

Walk-ins are welcome as long as we have available testing machines. To ensure a seat, we encourage you to register prior to the session that you would like to attend.

Your participation is critical to the successful implementation of our emulation lab exam technology. Thank you, in advance, for your assistance with this project.

Microsoft’s MCP Emulation Exam Team

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