Monday, January 28, 2008

Passed 70-282 - Whoooo Hooooo

Ok, I know, I know, my last Blog post indicated that I would likely be writing the 70-620 Vista exam. I changed my mind. I have been using Small Business Server 2003 for a couple of years now and have always loved it! In fact, I feel Small Business Server 2003 is the best product Microsoft has! I have been studying for the exam for a couple of years and started thinking, why not write the exam that I have actually been studying for!

I will keep my score to myself, after all, I passed and that's all you need to know. I don't want to violate the NDA but I will give you one big tip for this exam...experience is a must. Since this exam is heavily geared to Analyzing the existing environment and designing a business technology solution for a small or medium -sized business, you will benefit from having plenty of real-world, get your hands dirty knowledge! You might be able to pass this exam without experience, but I doubt it.

I was pleasantly surprised by this! I have always avoided certifications exams because of my prior experience with "paper" certified people! I hope my recent testing experience is the norm and Microsoft has figured out how to test people on what they know and not what they can cram into their tiny, little heads. If they have, I am starting to see the value of certifications!

My next exam is 70-620...for real. This time I'm not kidding. I have my book and everything! Stay tuned and I'll let you know how this one turns out...


Harrybbbb (Harry Brelsford, CEO, SMB Nation) said...

Harry Brelsford here....bumped into you blog and glad you passed the 70-282....myself and Beatrice have been pumping this test for sometime :) I am assuming you now want to become a small business specialist!!!

Anyways - did u know that we are bringin our two-day SMB Nation event to Toronto in early May:

Congrats again.....harrybbbbb

Peter Piluk said...

Thank you for your kind words, and for taking the time to read my blog. I know you are a busy man! I just want to let you know that I used your book and the update to pass what I hope will amount to the most important test I have ever done. I am looking forward to getting my Small Business Specialist!

I am hoping to attend the SMB Nation event. I only live an hour from Toronto!

Again, Thank you for your work in the SMB community and for the charitable work you do around the world!


Don Spencer said...

Congratulations, Peter. You're burning up the road with certifications these days! Way to go.

Don Spencer, co-founder WWITPRO