Each year I sit down and think about what I would like to study. (and certify in).
Some years its simple, there is a new Microsoft Server or Client OS on the horizon and I need to take those to be able to teach the classes.
Some years it is less obvious, nothing major on the horizon and having a slow old brain, I am not able to teach the whole product stack, so stick to those areas I know best.
This year is an in the middle year. The targets are easy to identify and less easy to achieve. The MCSA in Office 365 goes live in February and having recently sat the Beta tests, I am certain I will be retaking those in early Feb. ( the MSOnline PowerShell module is an area I will need to brush up on). I am also taking the stand alone certification as a Virtualisation Specialist (74-409) all about Hyper-V, System Center VMM and System Center DPM.
Other than that I would like to update my MOS Master to the 2013 version but this is proving somewhat problematic. I simply cannot get past the first of the Word 2013 expert exams. Much work to do there then!
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Happy New Year and Happy Studying.