Friday, April 21, 2006

Microsoft Certified Professional

At around noon today, I am officially an MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional). Some of you may know that I have been taking MCSE as an interest. After about a month of delay, I finally forced myself to sit for the exams since Microsoft is offering a free 2nd Shot at the exam until June 2006. The promotional code for this is 24FREE or just go to my previous post for the link to register for it.

I registered for my exam at Prometric using the promotional code and voucher from my Microsoft press book. However, after finalizing the order, my discount did not show up and no details of the promotional code I entered were indicated. I decided to give them a call to make amendments.

Prometrics toll free line for Malaysia is 1800 183 377. The call center is open Monday – Friday. You may call this number to register, reschedule or cancel your exams. Don’t bother contacting them by e-mail as it takes ages.

I sat for the exam which is computer based and am shocked and amazed on how similar the questions are to TestKing. (TestKing is a company that produces Professional IT Certification practice test papers). There were 58 questions for me to attempt with a generous three hours time limit. I manage to finish up the whole paper and going it through once in about an hour and half. After pressing the end exam, they will ask you for comments which I left blank and the the machine will proceed to calculate your marks. A message pop up with the words congratulations, you have passed with 905 out of 1000 marks. I definitely was both happy and relieve.

This was my first prometric exam and glad I went through it. Now I am eyeing on my CCNA exam which will cost me about RM 500. Wish me luck on that!

Now, I can carry the title of MCP and add it to my CV. Muahahahaahaa!

Benny Ong XXX

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