MCTS – I passed the 70-556 “Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007” exam!

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My last blog is from a few months ago because I have been quite busy lately. Fortunately I have quite some topics that I want to blog about, starting with this short blog about the latest Microsoft certification I’ve gained.

In March of this year I passed the 70-556 “Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007” exam. This makes me one of the 486(September, 2007) Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists worldwide! (Nr. of MCP’s worldwide)


It wasn’t a tough exam compared to the previous exams I took. Time was no problem, and there were only 44 questions that were all of the multiple choice type where only 1 answer is correct. The exam contained almost no focus on PerformancePoint Planning, so make sure you focus on the Monitoring and Analyzing parts of PPS while studying for this exam.

I used the Rational Guides to PPS books to study for the exam. Next to the books I followed a course and together this was enough to complete the exam successfully.

Find more information here:
Microsoft 70-556 Exam – MCTS Performance Point

On the MCTS Exam for PerformancePoint Server 2007

Preparation Guide for Exam 70-556


My Microsoft Transcript is now:

Microsoft Certification Status


Certification / Version

Date Achieved

Microsoft Certified IT Professional

Business Intelligence Developer

Mar 28, 2008

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, Applications

Jun 19, 2008

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

Microsoft® SQL ServerTM 2005 Business Intelligence Development

Oct 19, 2007


Microsoft Certification Exams Completed Successfully

Exam ID


Date Completed


TS: Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, Application Development

Jun 19, 2008


PRO: Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure by Using Microsoft® SQL ServerTM 2005

Mar 28, 2008


TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence-Implementation and Maintenance

Oct 19, 2007


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