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Locating an Old MCP ID

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by itabroad, May 10, 2011.

  1. itabroad

    itabroad New Member

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    I moved to North America in January 2009 from the UK. I currently hold an MCSE Windows Server 2000, completed way back in 2002/3 in the UK. It has been several years since I have had to reference it. I had not updated that MCSE in UK for several reasons, notwithstanding the fact that Window Server 2008 was newly arriving in 2008, as I was moving from the UK, and furthermore the certification frameworks changed.

    I had not registered my MCP with my new company, as I was never instructed on this when I started with them, but they now wish their employees to do so for audit purposes. I am currently unable to link my MCP ID as I do not have it to hand – it was a certification done almost 10 years ago - my certificate does not have the certification MCP ID on it. I had the wallet ID Card but that’s long gone in multiple moves around the world. Speaking with Microsoft support a couple of years ago (I required my qualifications proofed for Immigration etc.), I was told that I would have had an email linked to the ID, but that yielded no results when they checked into the emails I might have used 10 years ago. I do have the actual certificate with me in Canada.

    My local Regional Service Centre in UK was unable to assist me after several queries using the web link or their telephone number. In these cases they tell you to contact the testing authority, unfortunately the testing authority no longer exists. On June 24th this year I will be writing two MCP exams, to be qualified for MCITP: EA Messaging).

    Anyone have experience of this kind of issues in tracking an old MCP ID?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    The testing authorities back in the day basically became Pearson Vue and Prometric. They 'should' have records of you sitting the exam but of course the time frame may simply be too long.

    As far as MCP status is concerned, if I were in your shoes would be to ignore the current MCP and just get a new MCP ID when you register for the exams because if MS can't find any records you're pretty much on a hiding to nothing.
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    It would be linked to a (Microsoft) live account, do you not have access to that anymore?

    -Ken
     
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  4. itabroad

    itabroad New Member

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    Yes the testing authority was bought over but then apparently that company stopped providing the services. So no records for sure. I think you're correct in saying to just go with the new MCP ID in June.
     
  5. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    If you can find out your testing ID from the provider you should be able to get that cross referenced with Microsoft.
     
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  6. itabroad

    itabroad New Member

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    NO, this was in the days before Windows live accounts existed. It was linked to an old Hotmail account that i used to use, but even though i've tried several permutations i couldn't find the correct option. MS refused to search through names of those with MCSE with my name as they said they couldn't divulge data even if i gave them my address.
     
  7. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    Well bingo there you go.

    You need to get access to that Hotmail account (if its not been removed) - once there you can log into the MCP site with it and get your details.

    For reference my linked account for my MCP is a @hotmail.co.uk address not a live one.
     
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  8. itabroad

    itabroad New Member

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    Indeed - however long gone.
     

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