Microsoft Certified Career Conference

Sessions Day 1

Keynote: Building The Brand of You!
Each one of us is a brand. It is up to you how to grow, manage and maintain that brand. This session will help you to understand the importance of social media, networking, blogging and leveraging the key tools to help set you up for success in your field. From just getting started to career changers, this is a must session for anyone who is looking to launch, secure, socialize,  or understand how individual and companies perceive their personal image and brand.
Presenter: Stephen Rose

Career Essentials: Managing Your Career By Managing Your Online Presence - What Recruiters Wish Candidates Knew
Recruiters play by rules: Why this is important to know, How to be found, Profile Optimization, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook
Presenter: Ward Wilson

A Day in a Life: How to Deliver Awesomeness: A Technologist’s View on Changing the World
Why settle for less? Join us for an epic survey of lessons learned on Delivering Awesomeness. Explore how you can become a better person, do better work, have a more successful career, and make the world a better place through technology. Hear stories from the personal journey of a recent college graduate and Program Manager in the Windows Phone Division and savor a diversity of topics including technology, engineering, beauty, design, innovation, motivation, and personal growth. Share your own experiences and discover how to amplify your unique passions and skills to change the world.
Presenter: Stuart Bottom

People and Technology: Industry Skills and Certification in Academia – IT is a growing world of opportunity
Join for a reprise of the popular discussion of emerging opportunities in academia that go beyond diplomas, degrees and certificates. Ed Tittel, leading author, blogger, and all-around “certification guy,” and Jeff Johnson, Academic Area Lead North America in Microsoft Learning, will highlight some of the latest trends around growing industry certification opportunities in academia. They’ll cover the macro economic, career and hiring circumstances impacting the value of certification, and some of the new and flexible learning models in education. The session will also highlight opportunities available to students, teachers and schools in taking advantage of industry-relevant technology programs including a focus on the globally recognized Microsoft IT Academy program and accompanying Microsoft certifications.
Presenter: Ed Tittel and Jeff Johnson

People and Technology: So what exactly is SharePoint, and what do I do with it?
We’ll begin this session by answering these very common questions and discussing some of the practical ways of utilizing SharePoint 2010 that can benefit you and your team.  We’ll examine different types of SharePoint sites, libraries, and lists and introduce you to the Site Settings page as a site collections admin and a SharePoint contributor.
Next you’ll observe as I go hands on with SharePoint 2010 to demonstrate:
- How to create a team site using the existing templates: We’ll see how easy it is to get a team site up and running in SharePoint
- How to create a document library and upload documents:
Libraries provide one central location for all your documents and can be created quickly and easily in SharePoint
How to create a SharePoint list: To do lists, Announcements, Calendar lists, whatever type of list you need, SharePoint provides a great way to create and manage it
Presenter: Bill Kulterman

Career Essentials: Are you Careerable?
This interactive session challenges attendees to test their knowledge of skills needed to be “careerable” in a game show format similar to “Are you Certifiable?” Questions will cover a wide range of topics related to the theme of the Career Conference, including the value of becoming certified, what it means to have a Microsoft certification, and soft skills needed to interview successfully, build your own brand, and prepare for a career. Prizes will be awarded! Are you careerable? Find out!
Presenter: Liberty Munson

Private Cloud – Why and How?
There is a lot of talk these days about Cloud Computing. One aspect – Private Clouds – change the way large organizations leverage their IT infrastructure’s pooled resources to provide IT as a Service to internal organization. We will talk about why Private Clouds are important and how they benefit an organization.
Presenter: Chris Avis

Super Cert Me: Microsoft Certified Master, Data Management and Retention in Exchange Server 2010
In this deep-dive session, you'll learn how data management and retention really works in Exchange Server 2010, from retention tags and archive mailboxes to discovery searches and single item recovery.  You'll gain a deep technical understanding of how Messaging Records Management actually manages mailboxes and their contents, as well as gain invaluable insight for designing and troubleshooting an MRM deployment.
Presenter: John Rodriguez and David Bjurman-Birr

Career Essentials: LinkedIn Secrets – Building the professional relationships you need to succeed
Once you get beyond creating your LinkedIn profile, it’s time to get down to the real task of using LinkedIn to build the relationships you need to succeed in your career and business. Listen to little known secrets of how to use LinkedIn features like groups and recommendations to find the people you WANT to know and gain the types of friendships you need to achieve your goals. LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool that can deliver amazing results with a little knowledge of advanced features and human nature.
Presenter: Michael Surkan

Building Private Clouds with Microsoft Technologies
Microsoft has invested a lot of resources in the the soon to be released System Center 2012 family of products. Combined, they provide an unparalleled platform for creating Private Clouds to manage, leverage and consume Private Clouds resources. Join us for this session where we talk about how System Center 2012 provides the premier platform for working with Private Clouds.
Presenter: Chris Avis

Career Essentials: Certification : Should I invest the time and money?
This session is about your future. It’s about acquiring the necessary experience and having the right credentials on your CV. In this session, I’ll share many real life examples of how being certified helped IT professionals get started and level up in their career, including my own journey. We’ll talk about the value of certification and what that means for YOUR next step
Presenter: Erdal Ozkaya


This event is free of charge!    



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