Greetings everyone. Springtime in Redmond was exceptionally busy for the SharePoint MCM instructor team, with lots of globetrotting from our 11-member internationally-based instructor team, who delivered 5 weeks of training in an 8-week span! The hotels and restaurants in and around Redmond Town Center had become something of our home away from home...
Our candidates - including a few instructors who were pulling "double-duty" as they worked on their upgrades - were much busier than the rest of us, resulting in many new SharePoint 2010 MCM certifications and quite a few more nipping at their heels with retakes.
Congratulations to all of you for your truly amazing efforts and an outstanding achievement!
A quick post-script... I often receive the question, "Are the people listed in the new certification announcements and the Meet the MCMs and MCAs page the only SharePoint MCMs?" The answer is no - there are more. Some MCMs choose not to opt in for the announcements, as we need their permission to publish this information. So three cheers for all the other folks from R1 through R8 and our upgrade rotations who've achieved the SharePoint MCM certifications but haven't had a posting to announce it. :) This doesn't mean they're incognito, however... the bona fide system of record for who is and isn't an MCM is always the MCP transcript - assuming you have their permission, if you need to validate someone's MCM credentials, just do this via the MCP Transcript Tool.
Well done and congratulations!