This afternoon I passed my MCP Exam: “70-240 – Microsoft Windows 2000 Accelerated Exam for MCPs Certified on Microsoft Windows NT 4.0” in 2h40. This exam has dominated my conscience, if not my life, for the last few months and the feeling I got when the word “Congratulations!” appeared on the test screen was memorable. I understand the cliché “like a weight had lifted from my shoulders”. I literally felt my trapezius relax, it was nirvana. I didn’t realise that I was so stressed.
In honour of my achievement, I have granted myself the silly season to celebrate, guilt free. I also grant myself a new digital camera to replace the one stolen on NYE.
Next exam: February. “70-220: Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network”. That makes me a Win2K MCSE and also NT4 MCSE equivalent (don’t know if actually get awarded NT4 MCSE, also don’t care). Then “70-224: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server”. A doddle.