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At least I've been told as much. But then I respond, "No.. I'm certified!" as I whip out my Microsoft Certification card with my low 5-digit MCP number. (MCP since '94 on Windows 3.1, and currently an MCSE:Security (2000) and MCSE (2003).)
What about you?
"I'm wondering what the future of the certification programs at Microsoft are, what with Windows Vista out now and with 'Longhorn' Server coming out."
You're not alone. Good news, though. Trika just e-mailed a bunch of us to let us know that there are some webcasts that will answer many of your questions about the future of Microsoft Certifications coming up:
Protecting the Integrity of Microsoft Certification - May 23, 20077:30 A.M. Pacific Time or 5:00 P.M. Pacific Time
Review of Windows Vista and Exchange Server 2007 Training and Certification - May 30, 20077:30 A.M. Pacific Time or 5:00 P.M. Pacific Time
Introducing the Windows Server “Longhorn” Certification Roadmap - June 13, 20077:30 A.M. Pacific Time or 5:00 P.M. Pacific Time
1 Year In: The Microsoft Certified Architect Program - June 20, 20077:30 A.M. Pacific Time or 5:00 P.M. Pacific Time
Don't worry if you can't make the live events. They'll also be recorded. But if you're at the live event, you can ask questions of the presenters.
Here also are some recordings from recent Live Meetings
Find recordings of past MCA-led live meetings on the MCP home page.
I have been to some of Trika's webcasts and they are very good if you need certification information. I just wrapped my MCSE 2003: Messaging and passed 1 out of 2 Exchange 2007 bets exams (Still waiting to hear on the second).
Thanks for the comment, Chris. Excellent work on that exam! I hope you pass them all!