Last Call for Exam Palooza

The 30% discount on training vouchers for the SBSC, WSS and MOSS Exams is almost over – this opportunity ends June 1, 2007!

Details after the jump: Exam Palooza Promotion

Credit:  Ron Grattopp – Microsoft TS2

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Apples Need Patches Too – 13 of Them

According to the latest Apple security update (2007-005), Macs need patches just like any other personal computer.  And these aren’t soft and fuzzy patches for iPods. 

This security update corrects 17 vulnerabilities affecting software packages that ship as part of OS X 10.3.9 and 10.4.9. Some of these vulnerabilities allow attackers to execute any code they choose on your OS X machines.

Three of the fixed vulnerabilities include remote code execution in CoreGraphics, local privilege elevation in PPP, & Denial of Service vulnerability in Bind.   

Here’s the complete list:

  1. Alias Manager
  2. BIND
  3. CoreGraphics
  4. crontabs
  5. fetchmail
  6. file
  7. iChat
  8. mDNSResponder
  9. PPP
  10. ruby
  11. screen
  12. texinfo
  13. VPN

As my good friend Ron always says, “It’s easy to say you’re bullet-proof when nobody’s firing at you.”  I use both Macs and PCs, and somehow I don’t think they’ll make a Mac vs. PC ad out of this, do you?

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Certified Technology Specialist Promo

Tin ParkhouseI got this information from Tina Parkhouse on the TS2 team today and I’m passing it along to everyone. 🙂 You are invited to participate in the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist promotion to become a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS). The first 250 partners that are ready to take a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) exam will receive a free Exam voucher good for one free exam and a retake.  Exam vouchers expire on June 29, 2007.  

Next steps to follow if you are ready to take the MCTS exam:  

  • Send a mail to with your Partner ID and along with this code TS2LOU to receive your Exam Promotion code.  

  • Discounted instructor-led training is also available for partners that need training prior to taking a certification exam through  

  • Exams and classes are available everywhere in the U.S and must be taken by June 30th  

  • Once you pass your exam, send a copy of the exam to and you will receive a polo shirt (one shirt per partner org)

If you are not quite ready to take the exam and need additional training, follow these steps:  

  • Go to: for a list of  discounted classes available and enter promo code TS2MKT when you register for the class.   

  • Once you are ready to take the exam, just follow the steps above.    

What are the current certifications available?
The Technology Specialist certifications enable professionals to target specific technologies and to distinguish themselves by demonstrating in-depth knowledge and expertise in their specialized technologies. Microsoft Technology Specialists are consistently capable of implementing, building, troubleshooting, and debugging a particular Microsoft technology.
There are currently 17 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications. More will become available as new technologies are introduced. 
The 17 MCTS certifications are as follows:

I hope you are able to take advantage of this promotion!  

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