Market's demand for MCSE's is what drives people to get certified in the
first place. Why should anyone get certified with Windows 2000 when the
demand is not that great?!! Plus, by saying that they would not support NT
4.0 and with them releasing new versions so quickly, who the heck would want
to keep up? It's just too much of an investment in time and money. I am
surprised there are even 47,000 Windows 2000 MCSE's out there. 10 of my
friends and myself are NT 4.0 MCSE's. We've changed our minds about getting
certified for Win2000. We started studying for it up until they announced
the launch of XP. Why even bother ??!!!
BBB (betrayed by Bill)
Check out the following Web pages for some truly interesting news:
(1) MCSE on Windows 2000 now lists retired exams as valid electives http://www.microsoft.com/trainingandservices/default.asp?PageID=mcp&PageCall =requirements&SubSite=cert/mcse&AnnMenu=mcse (Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page)
(2) MCSE on Windows NT 4.0 is no longer retiring
- NT 4.0 MCSE requirements:
- "Microsoft Enhances its Certification Program to Address Market Needs"
- Related Press Release: "Microsoft Revamps Its IT Certification Program to Meet Customer Needs" http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2001/Oct01/10-11MCPUpdatesPR.asp
(3) Microsoft revises exam discontinuation policy
I think they've finally had a much-overdue "reality check" and are
showing some welcome signs of intelligent life. Look this stuff over,
and drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know what you think,
or to share any additional questions with me.
This was first published in October 2001