Up with Thomson Vue, down with Pearson Prometric

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Death from Above, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. 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
     
    Death from Above, Jul 19, 2007
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  2. Death from Above

    catwalker63 Guest

    "Death from Above" <> prattled ceaselessly in
    news:u#:

    >
    > 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

    --
    Catwalker
    MCNGP #43
    www.mcngp.com
    "Definitely not wearing any underwear."
     
    catwalker63, Jul 20, 2007
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    Neil Guest

    did you hear "Death from Above" <> say in news:u#
    :

    > 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...

    --
    The InterNeil "V2 w/tabbed browsing & decreased verbosity" MCNGP Triple X


    - She criticized my house, so I knocked her flat.
     
    Neil, Jul 20, 2007
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  4. Death from Above

    Matt Wheeler Guest

    "Neil" <guess!!!@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns99734517F7DFBneilmcsegmailcom@207.46.248.16...
    > did you hear "Death from Above" <> say in
    > news:u#
    > :
    >
    >> 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.
     
    Matt Wheeler, Jul 20, 2007
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  5. Death from Above

    Neil Guest

    did you hear "Matt Wheeler" <> say in
    news::

    >
    > "Neil" <guess!!!@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:Xns99734517F7DFBneilmcsegmailcom@207.46.248.16...
    >> did you hear "Death from Above" <> say in
    >> news:u#
    >> :
    >>
    >>> 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"

    --
    The InterNeil "V2 w/tabbed browsing & decreased verbosity" MCNGP Triple X


    - Minds are like parachutes, they only work when open.
     
    Neil, Jul 20, 2007
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  6. 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




    Death from Above
     
    Death from Above, Jul 20, 2007
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