I'm looking at the MCNGP Site contemplating registration and I figured I'd\nanswer some of these questions first. But I'd like the\nopinions of some of you more experienced MCNGPs in the group as to whether I\nshould actually register or not.\n\nMCNGP Requirements:\n\n1.. Must be able to prove proficiency in network design implementation and\nmanagement.\n-\-Shouldn't be a problem, I've been a Network Admin since NT 4.0, I'm working on\nmy MCSA/MCSE now to actually prove the proficiency.\n\n2.. Must excel in OS installation methods, performance tweaking and\ntroubleshooting.\n-\-Again, shouldn't be a problem, built computers and networks long before I\nbecame a Net Admin. Built all of my own computers,\nexcept for that first Compaq, had to REbuild that one after I took it apart.\n\n3.. Must frequent microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcse and provide a proven track\nrecord of technically competent posts.\n-\-Doing this now. It's a real friggin experience.\n\n4.. Must demonstrate posting skills both defensive and offensively.\n-\-Hope I've done a good enough job, if not, they'll get better, I've just gotta\nget used to y'all. And if you don't like my posts, you can fsck off and go read\nyour sappy Harlequins\n\n5.. Must know what Chalk's term is and must have used it at least twice in\nit's pure form.\n-\-I know what it is, but for fear of letting the secret out to the\na.z.z.f.u.s.k.e.r.s that claim to be outsmarting the system by\ntaking br@indumps and cheat exams, I'm not going to blurt it out.\n\n6.. Must have excellent knowledge of Kerpalism.\n-\-Kerpal was a wise man, I remember this time my daughter went to his house and\nkicked the kr@p out of his dog. Funny story, I'll have to tell it some day.\n\n7.. Must be willing to stand beside your fellow MCNGP's.\n-\-Beside, behind, or in front of, intelligence and arrogance prevail.\n\n\nProficiency in the following areas:\n1.. Enterprise solutions.\n-\-It's just Small Business solutions right now. But to quote a great\nJefferson...."We're mooovin' on up...."\n\n2.. Operating Systems other then (<-\-\-Tell the friggin webmaster to fix the\ntypo, it's "THAN") and as well as MS.\n-\-Ok, sorry, hardcore MS user here. I took too many courses in college that\nforced me to work on UNIX/LINUX systems. Worst\nexperience in my life. Not that it was difficult, just slow and boring. Worked\nwith X-Windows a little, just not the same. And\nthose MACs scuk...who the h3ll would design a mouse with 1 click function?!?!\nAlthough the MAC graphics, for pictures and video,\nwere far superior to MS, I still prefer MS's functions.\n\n3.. Proper use and misuse, when appropriate, of the English language.\n-\-I think you all know my view of the English language by now.\n\n4.. Newsgroup Flaming Techniques.\n-\-If I haven't, I will, be sure of that.\n\n5.. Belittling those whose skill set is far beneath their own, in a tactful\nand professional manner.\n-\-Ha! I once told a guy to go to h3ll in such a polite way, that I was also able\nto get him to bring me back a cup of coffee when he returned.\n\n6.. Fluent in movie, tv and song quoting.\n-\-Between me and my brother, we know everything. Hmmm....sorry...that, my\nbrother knows.