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Passed Exam 70-630

By amandaperran in : SharePoint 2007 // Nov 29 2007

Today I wrote and passed my first Microsoft Certification exam.  It was exam 70-630, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Configuring.  Overall it was a positive first experience and it feels good to finally get an official certification.  I guess I should probably now write the WSS one as well to complete the group. 

While being an MVP and book author for SharePoint provides me with some (limited) street cred when it comes to the technology, I figured it was a good idea to get the certification on a couple of fronts: 

  • As a Microsoft Gold Partner, it helps us with specific programs and specializations. 

  • As the Director of Operations for our company, I don’t need to feel like a hypocrite for telling other people to get their technical certifications. 

  • A little extra logo bling never hurt anyone.  =-) 

About the Author

amandaperran has written 574 articles for SharePoint Nation.

5 Responses to "Passed Exam 70-630"

  1. Simon December 4, 2007 2:39 am

    Congrats on the exam, just Googled your name from New Zealand and you came up #1. Your book is fantastic “Beginning SharePoint” and coming from a CMS background and EDRMS it is giving me the building blocks to get my head round SharePoint, legends both of you.

  2. Amanda Murphy December 4, 2007 10:24 am

    Thanks Simon! We really appreciate the kind words and are thrilled you are finding our book helpful.

    Take care

  3. Bruno December 11, 2007 5:44 am

    Hello! Who are you!
    First ! Congratulations about you first Certification.
    My name is Bruno Velaz, I’m Tech Leader of Compuletra, company of Brazil, and I was search about the subject ‘Custom Search’ and find’it you blog.

    I’ll like so much, thad me your send MCP Simulations Exam 70-630, do you have?
    My email is Bruno.velaz@i-devnet.com

    Sorry, if dont understand me, but I write in English at all. ok?

  4. Amanda Murphy December 12, 2007 1:23 pm

    Hi Bruno,

    Thanks for the congratulations. Unfortunately I did not use such as thing to prep for the exam so I wont be able to send you anything. Best of luck in your preparation for this exam.


  5. Chris January 16, 2008 8:48 pm

    Amanda, congrats on the test. I hate to ask you a question but I guess thats what your blogs for so here goes.

    Have you ever seen a situation with a Sharepoint Server 2007, where adding users using the “People and Groups” page doesn’t seem to permit users to access the site? It seems that unless the user has a user account on the actual server itself they cannot log on. If I create a user account with “user” privileges on the Sharepoint server itself, in Windows 2003, then the user can log in and access the page, however I cannot modify that users access rights using “People and Groups” in the Site Settings page.

    Is it possible I screwed something up when setting up the server? The server is part of an AD domain, but it is not a domain controller. If I try to log into the Sharepoint Site using a AD Domain account that does not have a corrosponding LOCAL account on the Sharepoint Server itself, then I cannot log in. If however I create a local user account on the Sharepoint Server itself, then that user can log onto the Sharepoint Site.

    I’m sure this is wrong, and I should be able to control access using the “People and Groups” settings page.

    Any ideas?


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