Just saw the following posted on the Microsoft Learning site…

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/certified.mspx

Number of Microsoft Certified Professionals Worldwide

Updated: March 1, 2007

The Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP) Program was established in 1992. To date, more than 1.8 million people have achieved Microsoft Certification worldwide.

Microsoft Certification

Worldwide achievers

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

21,081

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)

2,293

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)

1,433

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Windows 2003 (MCSE)

68,668

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Windows 2003 (MCSA)

105,178

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Windows 2000 (MCSE)

286,736

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Windows 2000 (MCSA)

144,068

Microsoft Certified Desktop Technician on Windows XP (MCDST)

26,597

Microsoft Certified Database Administrator on SQL Server 2000 (MCDBA)

145,063

Microsoft .NET Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)

28,535

Microsoft Certified Application Developer on Microsoft .NET (MCAD)

65,583