March 2016 MCT Update

MCTstatsIt is time for a long overdue MCT update. First of all you may noticed that we are now just under 10,000 active Microsoft Certified Trainers out there in the world. Click here if you would like to see the breakdown by country. . Next up, the new Microsoft Official Curriculum updates were just released with at least 20 new or updated courses being released, I have the breakdown here and provide some additional notes on how this relates to exams.Which brings us to something we have been waiting years to see, a new Learning Download Center for all your MCT materials. Finally, I was recently asked to look up offers available for MCTs and found this great list of free or discounted software. 

Fresh Editions of MOC


On June 25th, 2014, Microsoft will be launching Fresh Editions for digital Microsoft Official Course (MOC). Fresh Editions is a new functionality that enables all customers who purchase a digital MOC textbook access to all versions of the same course using the Skillpipe e-reader. When a student elects to take a course from our training partners using MOC, they will now be able to get updates and revisions of that course at no charge for the life of that course.

This kind of all-version availability of Microsoft courseware has never been offered previously. We believe that it will greatly change the customer perceived value offered by Microsoft digital courseware. Customers will realize an advantage over print courses in that they can purchase digital MOC once and receive multiple versions at no additional cost.