So back in 2002 I was in a dead end public sector job, earning squat and at a breaking point that almost had me moving back home. I took a chance and got certified in Microsoft Windows 2000. Ten grand and one year later
I was certified. Within the year I was at a new job, and it’s been a roller-coaster ever since.
Well now I’m at a job I like, I learn on the job, and I didn’t think about my certification. Turns out that the cert for Windows 2003 expires on March 31st. Therein lies the rub, there’s no path from 2000 to 2008. If I want to get 2008 certification currently, I need to start from scratch and take 7 exams. I remember the nightmare that was, so hopefully by the end of this month I’ll have passed the two tests required to get Windows 2003 certification, and be on track to get 2008.
I wouldn’t say wish me luck, luck isn’t worth my time. Wish me wisdom, I’m going to need it to pull this one off.