You have to be a blind fool, to see this move to ?upgrade? your MCSE is nothing but a vicious move by Microsoft to get into your pocket book. Yes Ms is a business and like every business they are here to make $. They will not be making anymore off me as far as certifications go!!!!!
I can bet your paycheck that someone did a study and found out that HE WHO PAYED AND STUDIED FOR AND MCSE , WILL MOST LIKELY DO IT AGAIN FOR AN ?UPGRADED 2000 CERT? as opposed to someone who does not have any certification.
Everyone knows when your selling something you sell to your target market, in this case it?s MCSE all across the world. Microsoft is betting you did it once you will do it again.
Now you can see why it?s not AS PROFITABLE to have a co certification of NT4 AND 2000 server. People take the path of least resistance, so in order to get the target market moving, tell them there certification expires on such and such a date, and show them the way to get with the program!
Never the less ms is halfway justified because if your gonna support 2000 server, you need to understand what you are doing , and there are plenty of training centers waiting to take your money, with no guarantee MS won?t expire that one too.
Im saying no thanks I am keeping my MCSE , when a client ask for credentials I?ll tell them my experience in the field, and of my certifications, point out the difference in mcse 4.0 as opposed to 2000.
I will learn on my own through books and real life experience about supporting 2000 server. Relay on my reputation and people skills to land that job or gain a new client.
I wish ms was more supportive of the mcse they have today and not counting on the money of tomarrows msce.
Instead I will also go after non Microsoft certifications , they seem to last longer.
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