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Jorg Klein

Microsoft Data Platform MVP from the Netherlands

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

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

Published Tuesday, September 23, 2008 11:46 PM by jorg
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Vinuthan said:

I would like to take up the 446 exam. I have cleared the 445.Could you please share me the study materials for this. I am unable to get the study kit

mail to

March 23, 2010 3:32 PM

Corona said:

OMG....  I have to take the same exams you have taken. Can we talk about some details. Please share contact.

My email is:

May 17, 2010 9:38 PM

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