Announcing new free webinars for Microsoft ALM Certification

By Anthony Borton

MSDN-ALMMicrosoft Learning used the ALM Summit 3 this week to announce the new “Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD): Application Lifecycle Management” certification. The new certification required you to pass the following three exams.

  1. 70-486: Administering Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012
  2. 70-497: Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012
  3. 70-498: Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio 2012 Application Lifecycle Management

QuickLearn’s two TFS instructors have both already obtained this certification and have prepared comprehensive exam preparation sessions to help candidates focus their study and pass these exams.

The exam preparation sessions are available as FREE, ONLINE WEBINARS that anyone can register to attend. Over the coming month we’ll also release online video preparation sessions.

Attending these webinars will help you in the following ways.

  • Understand the goals and objectives covered in each exam.
  • Get links to study material on the Microsoft MSDN website.
  • Go through some samples questions.
  • See product demonstrations for topics listed in the exam preparation guide.
  • Learn techniques to help you when you’re doing the actual exams.

To sign up for any of the free webinars, simply click the following link, choose the webinar you wish to attend and register.


NOTE: We do not tell you the questions or the answers. We provide sample questions that we have written ourselves. We respect the NDA we signed prior to taking these exams. We do not encourage the use of brain dumps. Brain dumps devalue the certification and reduce value for everyone.

QuickLearn Training at the ALM Summit 3 event

By Anthony Borton

This week QuickLearn was involved at the third annual Application Lifecycle Management Summit held on the Microsoft Corporate headquarters in Redmond.


Nick and I were both involved in delivering content and sharing our TFS knowledge and skills with attendees. Here are the two activities we presented.

Pre-conference workshop

I delivered a sold-out pre-conference workshop entitled “Managing your application lifecycle with TFS”. The workshop provided attendees with a rapid overview of many of the features of Microsoft’s ALM suite. Based on the number of questions from attendees, there was a lot of interest in the new features in TFS 2012.


Exam Cram Session

Microsoft took the opportunity to announce the brand new MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management certification at the conference. Nick and I paired up to deliver a 90 minute exam prep session to help attendees learn the best way to prepare for the three exams required for the new certification. Fortunately, both Nick and I both already have the certification so this made things a little easier.


Feedback from both activities was overwhelmingly positive and with our commitments done, we’re both just enjoying attending sessions at the conference for the rest of the week.