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Death from Above
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      07-19-2007

I can't believe that Microsoft will no longer be delivering tests through
Thomson Vue anymore! Thomson Vue is the shiznit. Now I'm going to have to
drive to the nearest Pearson Prometric testing center. It's over 442 miles
away on a snow covered road that is uphill both ways! I was about to swear
off Microsoft certifications forever but then they updated the Number of
MCPs page (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/certified.mspx). When I
looked at it, I realized how special I am. My Microsoft certifications
really validate my existence.

My real hope is that Vue Prometric will buy Thomson Pearson and that way we
would have a single EDP with tons of testing centers and incredible service.
And it would have a catchy name, Vue Prometric Pearson Thomson.


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      07-20-2007
"Death from Above" <(E-Mail Removed)> prattled ceaselessly in
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>
> I can't believe that Microsoft will no longer be delivering tests
> through Thomson Vue anymore! Thomson Vue is the shiznit. Now I'm
> going to have to drive to the nearest Pearson Prometric testing
> center. It's over 442 miles away on a snow covered road that is
> uphill both ways! I was about to swear off Microsoft certifications
> forever but then they updated the Number of MCPs page
> (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/certified.mspx). When I looked
> at it, I realized how special I am. My Microsoft certifications
> really validate my existence.
>
> My real hope is that Vue Prometric will buy Thomson Pearson and that
> way we would have a single EDP with tons of testing centers and
> incredible service. And it would have a catchy name, Vue Prometric
> Pearson Thomson.
>
>
> Death from Above
>
>
>


Dislexic much?

BTW: PotH

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Neil
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      07-20-2007
did you hear "Death from Above" <(E-Mail Removed)> say in news:u#
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed):

> When I
> looked at it, I realized how special I am.


Special as in short bus to school? Special as in like the olypmics?

on the other side of the fence, WTF? There are more MCSAs than NT 4.0
MCSEs? I don't believe it...

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      07-20-2007

"Neil" <guess!!!@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:Xns99734517F7DFBneilmcsegmailcom@207.46.248.1 6...
> did you hear "Death from Above" <(E-Mail Removed)> say in
> news:u#
> (E-Mail Removed):
>
>> When I
>> looked at it, I realized how special I am.

>
> Special as in short bus to school? Special as in like the olypmics?
>
> on the other side of the fence, WTF? There are more MCSAs than NT
> 4.0
> MCSEs? I don't believe it...
>


Interesting... maybe they've not counted those who have also got MCSE
with 2000 or 2003.


 
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Neil
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      07-20-2007
did you hear "Matt Wheeler" <(E-Mail Removed)> say in
news:(E-Mail Removed):

>
> "Neil" <guess!!!@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns99734517F7DFBneilmcsegmailcom@207.46.248.1 6...
>> did you hear "Death from Above" <(E-Mail Removed)> say in
>> news:u#
>> (E-Mail Removed):
>>
>>> When I
>>> looked at it, I realized how special I am.

>>
>> Special as in short bus to school? Special as in like the olypmics?
>>
>> on the other side of the fence, WTF? There are more MCSAs than NT
>> 4.0
>> MCSEs? I don't believe it...
>>

>
> Interesting... maybe they've not counted those who have also got MCSE
> with 2000 or 2003.
>
>


maybe so, or maybe they are using the new version of Excel to calculate
this and have found a new function called "auto-diminishing braindumper
count"

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Death from Above
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      07-20-2007

Yeah, those MCSE numbers are screwed up. Somebody just put the wrong number
in the wrong column. In March, these were the numbers:


Microsoft Certification Worldwide achievers
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
21,081

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
2,293

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
1,433

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Windows 2003 (MCSE)
68,668

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Windows 2003 (MCSA)
105,178

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Windows 2000 (MCSE)
286,736

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Windows 2000 (MCSA)
144,068

Microsoft Certified Desktop Technician on Windows XP (MCDST)
26,597

Microsoft Certified Database Administrator on SQL Server 2000 (MCDBA)
145,063

Microsoft .NET Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)
28,535

Microsoft Certified Application Developer on Microsoft .NET (MCAD)
65,583




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