EnergizeIT Certification Bootcamp
- National User Group Tour

With new products being launched, new technologies being introduced and increased pressure to ensure security across the board, it's hard to know what the best way is to get up to speed and make sure you're ready for this wave of opportunity. Even if you do know your "stuff", how do you prove that to your boss or clients?

Come to the EnergizeIT Certification Boot Camp where we will take you through hot topics such as Windows Server 2008 and Virtualization Security as presented at this year's EnergizeIT and discuss certification paths available along with tips and suggestions on how to approach exams. Be ready ahead of the curve and show what you know through certification.

By joining us at this event, you will have the opportunity to choose a certification study kit, including one book and one exam voucher, from one of the following four books:

  1. MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training (Exam 70-299): Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network
  2. MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-640): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
  3. MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-642): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
  4. MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-643): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure

Note: The quantities per city are limited and based on a first come, first served basis. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Session 1: Security in a Virtual World - Kai Axford

It is forecast that Virtualized servers will represent 14.6 percent of all physical servers in 2010 compared to just 4.5 percent in 2005. With this growth the challenge becomes - how do I manage, secure and maintain the virtualized environment across its lifecycle? In this session we will take a look at technology such as Hyper-V which is behind much of this drive, with an in-depth look at helping to secure the virtualized environment. We will provide tips, tricks and best practices that are applicable to your Virtualization strategy.

Session 2: Windows Server 2008 & Virtualization - Kirk Munro

With the recent launch of Windows Server 2008, the corresponding certifications designed to demonstrate your in-depth skills on Active Directory, network infrastructure, or applications infrastructures were released. In this session we will take a look at a number areas to help you not only solve real world challenges, but to gain insight to knowledge required in the MCTS certifications.

Topics Covered:

  • Server Manager
  • Windows Eventing
  • Server Core
  • IIS7
  • PowerShell Scripting

Session 3: Making Security a Career - Kai Axford & Kirk Munro

With Security becoming such a big focus for many organizations, this session takes a look at the topics and areas of focus you will find in the certifications. We will arm you with the information you will need to not only to approach the certifications such as the MSCE: Security, but things to think about within your organization. This discussion will enable you to understand the available security certification paths and help you build on your existing knowledge to help you grow your career.

6:00: Intro to new exams (MCTS / MCITP - Windows Server 2008 / Windows Vista)
6:10: Session 1 - Windows Server 2008
7:10: Break
7:20: Session 2 - Virtualization Security
8:20: Break
8:30: Security Boot Camp (Different Security Exams and paths; MSCE:Security)
9:00: Finish

About the Presenters

Kirk Munro started his professional career in 1997 as a developer at FastLane Technologies Incorporated, where he worked on an advanced scripting language called FINAL (FastLane Integrated Network Application Language). 10 years later while working at Quest Software he returned to his scripting language roots and became a Poshoholic when he started working with PowerShell and PowerShell-based applications like PowerGUI. Today he is a member of the PowerGUI team and spends all of his professional time using PowerShell and helping others use PowerShell through newsgroups, online forums, events, and his Poshoholic blog.

Kai Axford (CISSP, MCSE-Security) is a Senior Security Strategist in Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group.

A nine-year Microsoft veteran, Kai is responsible for discussing and recommending security solutions for both private and public sector organizations. In addition, he conducts Chief Security Officer councils worldwide, taking executive feedback and affecting change within Microsoft's security products and processes.

Kai started with Microsoft in 1999 as a Server Support Engineer and then moved on to become an IT Pro Evangelist, focusing on his peers through the Microsoft TechNet Events program. Kai has delivered more than 200 security presentations on a variety of topics, including digital forensics, security management, and incident response. He is a frequent speaker at security conferences, executive meetings, and business seminars around the world.

Kai is currently pursuing an MBA in Information Assurance and is a member of ISSA, INFRAGARD, ASIS, and the North Texas Electronic Crimes Task Force. He was the recipient of the 2006 "Rising Star" award from the Information Security Executive council. Kai is interested in security management and hopes to become a Chief Security Officer one day.

Prior to Microsoft, Kai served as a leader in several real-world operations with the U.S. Army's elite 75th Ranger Regiment. Originally from Wisconsin, Kai is a huge NFL Green Bay Packers fan. He is based in Dallas, Texas with his lovely wife and a (very wet) yellow Labrador.

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City Date
Halifax * May 13th
Toronto May 14th
Ottawa May 15th
Montreal May 20th
Winnipeg May 21st
Regina May 22nd
Victoria * May 26th
Vancouver May 27th
Calgary May 28th
Edmonton May 29th

* Please note Kirk Munro will be delivering all three sessions in Halifax and Victoria.

Exam Voucher Information

You will find your exam voucher code affixed to the inside cover of your study guide. To register for your exam, please visit register.prometric.com and quote your free examination voucher code to book your exam.


Bootcamp Slide Presentation Decks

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