I was planning on getting my certification for \nprofessional reasons. However, I have since read most of \nthe posts here about the dump sites and how it has \ndiluted the certifications dramatically.\n\nMy conclusions from the posts I have read:\n\n1. Microsoft certifications (and others as well) are \nworthless due to the ease with which one can cheat and \nobtain the cert. \n\n2. Real professionals don't need the certs.\n\nHow depressing!\n\nThis doesn't have to be the case, you know. There is no \nreason why Microsoft can't thwart the braindump cheaters \nby changing up the tests as soon as they see the test is \ncompromised. Don't be so hard on the braindumpers, it is \nMicrosoft's responsibility to insure the value of their \ncerts. There have always been cheaters and there always \nwill be. However, I have never seen it so easy as with \nthe cert exams!\n\nI already have my first test scheduled and will probably \ntake it anyway, but you guys and gals have talked me out \nof going any farther.\n\nThanks.