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Certification: Validating One's Skills

As an Information Technology consultant I value certification for one reason above all others, to prove that you can do the job. Certification is designed to level the playing field for potential job candidates and customers. I'm often asked if I'm certified and I have many Microsoft MCP wallet cards to prove it! After earning my latest certification MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010 I realized that I have passed 27 Microsoft exams! I feel that this is quite an achievement because passing these exams is not easy. I have been owrking with Exchange since the release candidate of Exchange 4 so I've decided to step up my game and start my path to the Exchange 2010 Master (MCM), I will post my progress here.

Obtaining the Exchange 2010 Master Certification is not easy and consists of several written and one qualifying LAB exam. Traditionally Microsoft offered this certification with an intensive 3 week training program with the certification exams built-in. As of October, 2011 Exchange 2010 MCM testing is now available through selected Prometric testing sites. Look for detailed information on the program in my experiences in the coming months, I plan to post my progress regularly. 

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