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I was curious as to if anyone knew the quickest and most reliable way to locate someone certified in training for MS Server Backup?

I need to locate a Microsoft Partner that can train and/or implement the usage of MS's server backup tools.

Thank you.

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are you talking about DPM? – tony roth Dec 12 '12 at 20:48

Microsoft Pinpoint is your friend.

For you, I searched "Backup" in Kansas (gleaned from your profile)..

This is probably the best way to find a certified partner to help you.

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Thanks very much. – Joe JMC IT Dec 12 '12 at 15:40
@JoeJMCIT Care to click the big Tick button if you liked my answer? – Tom O'Connor Dec 12 '12 at 16:07

I don't believe there is a certification for just Microsoft backup tools. However, anyone who has any MCSE/MCITP:EA certified people would easily be able to assist.

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There's an MCTS for it : MCTS: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, Configuration, exam # 658 – mfinni Dec 12 '12 at 15:41
@mfinni awesome, thank you - never knew that! – cole Dec 12 '12 at 15:42

There's a huge difference between a MS certified trainer, and an MS certified engineer.

If you're a client that needs work done, you would hire the latter, and as part of the contract you would be smart to specify "documentation and knowledge transfer", so that your in-house folks would learn something from the person doing it.

You would not hire the former (a trainer) to come in and do a project; they would come in and teach a class, using the microsoft curriculum for the product - in this case, MCTS: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, Configuration (for exam# 658).

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