Microsoft Certified Trainer for 2021

As 2020 ends (finally!), I realized that I neglected to post about an acheivement that I am very proud of. Last month, I was confirmed as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for 2021. This is my 5th MCT certification and I even received a nice polo shirt for the 5-year acheivement. I am very proud to be counted among professional instructors in Microsoft technologies and look forward to more opportunities to use my certification help educate others.

Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) are the premier technical and instructional experts in Microsoft technologies. Join this exclusive group of worldwide Microsoft technical training professionals and reap the benefits of MCT training certification and membership.

You will get exclusive benefits as an MCT including access to the complete library of official Microsoft training and certification products, substantial discounts on exams, books, and Microsoft products. In addition, you will be able to use Microsoft readiness resources to help you enhance your training career and engage with other MCT members in an online community forum. You will also receive invitations to exclusive Microsoft and local MCT community events.

As a Microsoft Certified Trainer, you need to earn a Microsoft Certification validating your experience and knowledge in using Microsoft products and solutions for each course you deliver.

- Microsoft

If you want to know more about the Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) program, you can have a look at the following resources and pages:

As the last year has certainly changed what training looks like, I am also working to expand my training offerings to include both live and pre-recorded online sessions. While I certainly miss the personal interaction that comes with in-person training, online training has its own benefits and challenges. As the world opens (hopefully) to more in-person events over the next months, I look forward to seeing old friends again at conferences. I am also excited to meet new people and make new friends. 2020’s biggest disappointment for me was not getting to attend (and speak at) the European Collaboration Summit, but Neil Hodgkinson and I are working up a new session that is sure to be as entertaining as it is informative. I am also looking forward to joining the speaker cadre at the North American Collaboration Summit in 2021 (dates TBD).

I really hope to see you at an event in 2021, whether that is in-person or online. Ultimately, the goal is to help people learn more about the Microsoft 365 and Azure platforms, especially developers that can find the experience a little intimidating. I love breaking down the process into easy to learn modules that strive to not be overwhelming but allow developers to build solutions that are unlimited in scope, helping us all to prioritize the things that are important to us.

See ya soon!