Posts Tagged ‘Certification’

1 year and 31 exams later…….

July 28, 2011 1 comment

Ok so today is exactly 1 year ago that I passed my first Microsoft exam (since 10 years!!)
It was a year of very hard work but well worth it. The perseverance, time and effort of passing 31 exams has earned me these titles: (yes I am about to boast 🙂 )

8x Microsoft Certified IT Professional
          Lync Server Administrator 2010
          Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows® 7
          SharePoint® Administrator 2010
          Database Administrator 2008
          Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010
          Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server® 2008 R2
          Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server® 2008
          Server Administrator on Windows Server® 2008

14x Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist
          Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuring
          Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager, Configuration
          System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuration
          Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Configuration
          SharePoint® 2010, Configuration
          SQL Server® 2008, Implementation and Maintenance
          Microsoft® System Center Operations Manager, Configuration|
          Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuration
          Windows Server® 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization
          Windows Server® Virtualization, Configuration
          Windows® 7, Configuration
          Windows Server® 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
          Windows Server® 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
          Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory, Configuration

Microsoft Certified Trainer

VMware VCP vSphere 4.1

ITIL v3 Foundation

4x Citrix Enterprise
          Citrix Certified Administrator for XenApp 6
          Citrix Certified Administrator for XenServer 5.6
          Citrix Certified Administrator for XenDesktop 5
          Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer for Virtualization

NetApp Accredited Storage Architect

Certificate Wall of Fame

I know it’s an amazing achievement, what I want to give to you all that pursue various certifications: With the right motivation and the right mindset then ANYTHING is possible and you will be able to reach your goals and keep surpassing yourself!

Do try to keep up your certification, it’s an acknowledgement of your knowledge you have gained throughout the years.
Don’t make the same mistake I did thinking that knowledge is enough without the cert’s, it will only get you so far…

I would like to thank all friends and family throughout this endeavour who supported me, thanks guys you are great!

(of course this does not mean that I’ll take a break for another 10 years 🙂 although one would think this is enough)