Well folks, I sat the 071-621 upgrade exam today; and I must say I was a \nlittle surprised with the format. No, I will not violate the NDA I \nagreed to. I will tell you I was very surprised how quickly I finished. \nNot sure if that is a good thing or not :-)\n\nLets play out a situation. Lets say that I know very little about \nWindows Vista in an Enterprise environment. I know a few main things of \nthe operating system, I know networking, and I know Microsoft. Say I \npass this exam. Am I *really* a MCITP: Enterprise technician -\- just \nbecause I maybe got lucky on the test?\n\nThis is the difference between value and worth. The certification holds \nits own value. What is it worth to those hiring you? With every minute \nyou spend with Vista; weather learning the O.S., diagnosing and \ntroubleshooting a problem, or rolling out computer after computer; you \nare adding worth to the certification. Experience is the only way to add \nsignificance to the value of the certification.\n\nDo you know the difference between a "Paper Certification" and a \ncertified technician or engineer? The difference is that the guy who \npassed the exam and discontinues learning his product just holds a paper \ncertification. But if you keep learning, if you dedicate your time to \nlearning your trade; you truly earn your certification. You become a \nperson others will come to. You become a person other trust.\n\nGood luck to all of you, and never stop learning.