Share your stories! Become an MCP Mentor.

Discussion in 'Microsoft Certification' started by Krista Wall (MSFT), Apr 10, 2008.

  1. If you are an experienced MCP, you have many stories--of both successes and
    failures. There was the time when the new guy brought down the entire system.
    The time you spent an entire week troubleshooting that elusive problem. And
    the time you completed your task in record time.

    Microsoft Learning invites you to share your stories, skills, and experience
    to make a difference in someone's life as an MCP Mentor.


    The MCP Mentor Program matches an experienced Microsoft Certified
    Professional (you) with someone new to IT and studying to pass their first
    Microsoft Certification exam (your mentee). Through the program, your
    real-world perspective, technical skills, and community connections can help
    others overcome the experience gap to complete a path to proven skills, new
    career opportunities, and confidence.

    As an MCP Mentor, you will share real-world experience with your mentee
    about objectives that are covered by the Microsoft Certification exam,
    helping to build self-confidence about his or her technical skills and
    preparedness. You will meet regularly with your mentee by phone or e-mail. In
    addition, you and your mentee will have access to an online community to
    share best practices, tips, and study tools. The online community also helps
    you and your mentee connect with other IT professionals of diverse
    experience, perspectives, and backgrounds.


    Microsoft Learning is running a pilot of this program in conjunction with
    the IT Academy that is associated with Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The
    soldiers in this IT Academy program are recovering from recent injuries and
    waiting to find out if they will be discharged from the military. Most of
    these soldiers enter the IT Academy program with little or no experience in

    The MCP Mentor Program is not intended to be a replacement for training, but
    instead to supplement training. An experienced MCT supports these soldiers in
    their preparation. But these soldiers would benefit greatly from the kind of
    1:1 mentoring relationship that an experienced MCP can provide.

    We need at least 60 volunteer mentors to help these soldiers build the
    skills that are validated on their target exam(s), enter the IT profession,
    and join the MCP community. We are specifically looking for:
    - IT professionals (vs. developers) with experience on MCDST exams
    - Commitment of 2-4 hours per month over a 3-6 month period
    - Local to mid-Atlantic United States preferred
    - Military background preferred

    If you are interested in volunteering, go to
    and enter this Invitation ID to fill out an application survey:
    MNTR-CGPX-QQKK. We will be accepting applications through April 25th.

    We hope to identify matches for all mentees by May 23rd. If you have
    questions about this program, you can contact the MCP Mentor Program
    administrators at .


    Krista Wall
    Content Development Manager
    Microsoft Corporation

    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties and confers no rights
    Krista Wall (MSFT), Apr 10, 2008
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