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KennyG
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      12-15-2003
I'm beginning to reconsider my pursuit of an MCSE. The only reason I'm
doing it anyway is to get those cool letters to put after my name. But
seven tests!, Geez! I could take seven tests from those other vendors and
get seven certifications. Then it would be like alphabet soup. That would
be great.

Seriously though, I think I'll downgrade to an MCSA. I'll use my A+ and
Network + towards it, that will leave four (!) exams free, I could pick up a
CNA, a CCA, a CCDA, and maybe even an RHCE.

Sound like a plan?

Kenny( TruSecure TICSA, Cisco CCDP, CCNP, Cisco Firewall Specialist, Nortel
NNCSS, Microsoft MCP, Novell Master CNE, CNE 4/5/6, CIP, CIBS, CNS, IWA CWP,
Prosoft MCIW, SANS GSEC, GCIH, CompTIA HTI+, Security+, Server+, Network+,
I-Net+, A+, e-Biz+,Symantec SPS and NAI Sniffer SCP,Adobe Illustrator, Adobe
Photoshop, Datatrieve, Dreamweaver, Easytrieve Filemaker, Flash,
HTTP, Internet Connectivity, Microsoft Office, NetBEUI, Netscape Server,
Sendmail, Shockwave, SMTP, TCP/IP, Telephony, ACT, Adaptec CD Creator, Adobe
Acrobat, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Premiere, AOL Instant Messenger, AOL
Browser, CDRWin, Claris Works, Corel Draw, Corel Office Suite, CuteFTP, Dr.
Solomon, DVD Drives, Eudora, Gnome, GotoMyPc, Harddrive - Changing,
Harddrive - Data Recovery, HP ScanJet, HTML, Hubs, ICQ, IIS, Adobe
ImageReady, Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus cc:mail, Lotus Notes, Lotus Organizer,
Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia Flash, McAfee Virus
Scan, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft FrontPage, Microsoft
Internet Explorer, Microsoft Media Player, Microsoft Money, Microsoft
Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word,
MSN messenger, Nero Burning ROM, Netscape Communicator, Norton AntiVirus,
Norton Firewall, Norton Ghost, Norton Internet Security, Norton SystemWorks,
Norton Utilities, Partition Magic, pcAnywhere, Peachtree, PKZip tools, Print
Servers, Quark Xpress, Quattro Pro, QuickBooks, Quicken, Quicktime,
RealPlayer, Routers, Roxio/Adaptec Easy CD, WinAmp, WinFax Pro, Wireless
Networking, Wiring - Audio/Visual, Wiring - Network, Wiring - Peripherals,
Word Perfect, Scanners, System Tuneup, Older System Restoration,
Wireless Network Setup & Security) G


 
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Brat
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      12-15-2003

"KennyG" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I'm beginning to reconsider my pursuit of an MCSE. The only reason I'm
> doing it anyway is to get those cool letters to put after my name.


if that is the only reason, go ahead and waste your money.

> Kenny.......... Adobe Illustrator, Adobe
> Photoshop, Datatrieve, Dreamweaver, Easytrieve Filemaker, Flash,
> HTTP, Internet Connectivity, Microsoft Office, NetBEUI, Netscape Server,
> Sendmail, Shockwave, SMTP, TCP/IP, Telephony, ACT, Adaptec CD Creator,

Adobe
> Acrobat, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Premiere, AOL Instant Messenger, AOL
> Browser, CDRWin, Claris Works, Corel Draw, Corel Office Suite, CuteFTP,

Dr.
> Solomon, DVD Drives, Eudora, Gnome, GotoMyPc, Harddrive - Changing,
> Harddrive - Data Recovery, HP ScanJet, HTML, Hubs, ICQ, IIS, Adobe
> ImageReady, Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus cc:mail, Lotus Notes, Lotus Organizer,
> Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia Flash, McAfee

Virus
> Scan, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft FrontPage, Microsoft
> Internet Explorer, Microsoft Media Player, Microsoft Money, Microsoft
> Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word,
> MSN messenger, Nero Burning ROM, Netscape Communicator, Norton AntiVirus,
> Norton Firewall, Norton Ghost, Norton Internet Security, Norton

SystemWorks,
> Norton Utilities, Partition Magic, pcAnywhere, Peachtree, PKZip tools,

Print
> Servers, Quark Xpress, Quattro Pro, QuickBooks, Quicken, Quicktime,
> RealPlayer, Routers, Roxio/Adaptec Easy CD, WinAmp, WinFax Pro, Wireless
> Networking, Wiring - Audio/Visual, Wiring - Network, Wiring - Peripherals,
> Word Perfect, Scanners, System Tuneup, Older System Restoration,
> Wireless Network Setup & Security) G


got news for you Kenny... these are not certifications from what I am
seeing... it just is a list of programs/software/tools you have used...
adding them after your name is just silly and really could be considered
fraudulant since you have not taken certification exams in there... for
example... listing Microsoft Office is not a cert... if it were, you would
list MOUS... AOL?? Who would admit even touching that crap?? Christ if all
of us were to do that, we would need 5 - 10 business cards attached together
to do so... or just hand out an 8x10 sheet of paper...

The one that made me laugh the most was "Internet Connectivity"

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Politician Spock
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      12-15-2003
"KennyG" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:%(E-Mail Removed)...
> I'm beginning to reconsider my pursuit of an MCSE. The only reason I'm
> doing it anyway is to get those cool letters to put after my name. But
> seven tests!, Geez! I could take seven tests from those other vendors and
> get seven certifications. Then it would be like alphabet soup. That

would
> be great.
>
> Seriously though, I think I'll downgrade to an MCSA. I'll use my A+ and
> Network + towards it, that will leave four (!) exams free, I could pick up

a
> CNA, a CCA, a CCDA, and maybe even an RHCE.
>
> Sound like a plan?
>
> Kenny( TruSecure TICSA, Cisco CCDP, CCNP, Cisco Firewall Specialist,

Nortel
> NNCSS, Microsoft MCP, Novell Master CNE, CNE 4/5/6, CIP, CIBS, CNS, IWA

CWP,
> Prosoft MCIW, SANS GSEC, GCIH, CompTIA HTI+, Security+, Server+, Network+,
> I-Net+, A+, e-Biz+,Symantec SPS and NAI Sniffer SCP,Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe
> Photoshop, Datatrieve, Dreamweaver, Easytrieve Filemaker, Flash,
> HTTP, Internet Connectivity, Microsoft Office, NetBEUI, Netscape Server,
> Sendmail, Shockwave, SMTP, TCP/IP, Telephony, ACT, Adaptec CD Creator,

Adobe
> Acrobat, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Premiere, AOL Instant Messenger, AOL
> Browser, CDRWin, Claris Works, Corel Draw, Corel Office Suite, CuteFTP,

Dr.
> Solomon, DVD Drives, Eudora, Gnome, GotoMyPc, Harddrive - Changing,
> Harddrive - Data Recovery, HP ScanJet, HTML, Hubs, ICQ, IIS, Adobe
> ImageReady, Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus cc:mail, Lotus Notes, Lotus Organizer,
> Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia Flash, McAfee

Virus
> Scan, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft FrontPage, Microsoft
> Internet Explorer, Microsoft Media Player, Microsoft Money, Microsoft
> Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word,
> MSN messenger, Nero Burning ROM, Netscape Communicator, Norton AntiVirus,
> Norton Firewall, Norton Ghost, Norton Internet Security, Norton

SystemWorks,
> Norton Utilities, Partition Magic, pcAnywhere, Peachtree, PKZip tools,

Print
> Servers, Quark Xpress, Quattro Pro, QuickBooks, Quicken, Quicktime,
> RealPlayer, Routers, Roxio/Adaptec Easy CD, WinAmp, WinFax Pro, Wireless
> Networking, Wiring - Audio/Visual, Wiring - Network, Wiring - Peripherals,
> Word Perfect, Scanners, System Tuneup, Older System Restoration,
> Wireless Network Setup & Security) G
>
>


You forgot your alto sax certification.

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Ken Briscoe
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      12-15-2003
> Kenny( TruSecure TICSA, Cisco CCDP, CCNP, Cisco Firewall Specialist,
Nortel
> NNCSS, Microsoft MCP, Novell Master CNE, CNE 4/5/6, CIP, CIBS, CNS, IWA

CWP,
> Prosoft MCIW, SANS GSEC, GCIH, CompTIA HTI+, Security+, Server+,

Network+,
> I-Net+, A+, e-Biz+,Symantec SPS and NAI Sniffer SCP,Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe
> Photoshop, Datatrieve, Dreamweaver, Easytrieve Filemaker, Flash,
> HTTP, Internet Connectivity, Microsoft Office, NetBEUI, Netscape Server,
> Sendmail, Shockwave, SMTP, TCP/IP, Telephony, ACT, Adaptec CD Creator,

Adobe
> Acrobat, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Premiere, AOL Instant Messenger, AOL
> Browser, CDRWin, Claris Works, Corel Draw, Corel Office Suite, CuteFTP,

Dr.
> Solomon, DVD Drives, Eudora, Gnome, GotoMyPc, Harddrive - Changing,
> Harddrive - Data Recovery, HP ScanJet, HTML, Hubs, ICQ, IIS, Adobe
> ImageReady, Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus cc:mail, Lotus Notes, Lotus Organizer,
> Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia Flash, McAfee

Virus
> Scan, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft FrontPage, Microsoft
> Internet Explorer, Microsoft Media Player, Microsoft Money, Microsoft
> Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word,
> MSN messenger, Nero Burning ROM, Netscape Communicator, Norton AntiVirus,
> Norton Firewall, Norton Ghost, Norton Internet Security, Norton

SystemWorks,
> Norton Utilities, Partition Magic, pcAnywhere, Peachtree, PKZip tools,

Print
> Servers, Quark Xpress, Quattro Pro, QuickBooks, Quicken, Quicktime,
> RealPlayer, Routers, Roxio/Adaptec Easy CD, WinAmp, WinFax Pro, Wireless
> Networking, Wiring - Audio/Visual, Wiring - Network, Wiring -

Peripherals,
> Word Perfect, Scanners, System Tuneup, Older System Restoration,
> Wireless Network Setup & Security) G
>
>


I'm AOL certified. All it takes is tossing one if their free disks in the
microwave - and watching the light show.

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first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com


 
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Larry Samuels MS-MVP XP \(Shell/User\)
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      12-15-2003
Careful there--I recommend against using AOL disks for this because they
have too much ink on the label. The disks can actually catch fire if nuked
slightly too long.


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"Ken Briscoe" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I'm AOL certified. All it takes is tossing one if their free disks in the
> microwave - and watching the light show.
>
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> KB - MCNGP #26
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> first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com
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      12-15-2003

"Larry Samuels MS-MVP XP (Shell/User)" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Careful there--I recommend against using AOL disks for this because they
> have too much ink on the label. The disks can actually catch fire if nuked
> slightly too long.
>
>

It's good to get the real deal from an expert!



 
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Ken Briscoe
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      12-15-2003
> Careful there--I recommend against using AOL disks for this because they
> have too much ink on the label. The disks can actually catch fire if

nuked
> slightly too long.


LOL! I take it you've done this before?

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Larry Samuels MS-MVP XP \(Shell/User\)
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      12-15-2003
LOL!!

Nuked disks make great conversation pieces when used as coasters in a
computer store. <VBEG>

BTW--scraping AOL disks out of the bottom of the microwave after they blaze
is no fun--and I am speaking from experience 8~((

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Unofficial FAQ for Windows Server 2003 at
http://home.earthlink.net/~larrysamuels/WS2003FAQ.htm
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> It's good to get the real deal from an expert!
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Larry Samuels MS-MVP XP \(Shell/User\)
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      12-15-2003
Unfortunately yes!

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"Ken Briscoe" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> LOL! I take it you've done this before?
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> KB - MCNGP #26
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> first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com
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KennyG
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      12-15-2003
Hey! I'm serious. This is my carrer were talking about here. I don't want
this discussion to downgrad to a AOL disk buring fest. I've lived in a
Microsoft wolrd for the past fifteen years, I thing I should branch out a
little. I'm trying to figure out how best to spend my exam dollar.

P.S. I thing Sue likes me, she resopnd to all my posts.


 
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