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MCP Qualification

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by chocolate, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. chocolate

    chocolate New Member

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    can anyone plz tell me what things u get from Microsoft after ur an MCP

    1. Microsoft Certified Professional Card with ur Microsoft ID on it
    2. A Small Badge says Microsoft on it.
    3. A Certificate.
     
  2. greenbrucelee
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    you used to get all that stuff now if you want the certificate you have to download and I think you have to pay too.

    I dont think you get the badge and any of that other useless **** anymore.
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    See here for the benefits.

    The lapel pin has been discontinued, the certification is free to download (but if you want a properly printed one from MS you have to pay for P&P) and as for the wallet card, I believe that has been discontinued as well (but you get a virtual business card).

    -Ken
     
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  4. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    So in a simpler way: Nothing.

    For free you only get your prometric exam results. Rest you have to pay for (to save the environment, mind you)
     
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  5. JonnyMX

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    You get certified as an MCP.
    Surely that's the whole point?


    Mind you, the wallet card was handy for getting frost off the windscreen...
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    None of these things are what is important. The only thing you get of any importance is something you didn't mention: the ability to call yourself an MCP.
     
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  7. Shinigami

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    I got a pile of some 30 odd cards from back when they still offered them... I think the pins were discontinued before the cards were.
     
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  8. twizzle

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    I get called all sort sof things for free, most of them i didnt have to sit an exam for, but i am told i'm qualified to be called! :oops: Now i can ask them to call me an MCP too? :dry
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    In your case, it'd be MC Pee. :twisted:
     
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  10. GSteer

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    As the others have said, nothing, but a dictionary is free (http://dictionary.reference.com/) or if you prefer an offline one (http://wordweb.info/free/)

    Just because it's an electronic interface doesn't mean u need to txt spek all the time, there's nothing more unprofessional and it's a bad habit that can slip in to emails that should be professional.

    /endgripeoftheday
     
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  11. nugget
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    You're kidding right? I did mine for the lapel pin. It's a great little thing to use as a paperweight to hold down the post-it notes on my desk.
     
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  12. JonnyMX

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    The lapel pins were lethal.
    Sharp along the edges, sharper at the corners and with a spike on the back.
    The only use for them I can think of is some kind of covert office ninja style assasinations. :gos
     
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  13. nugget
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    Gotta move with the times and technology Jonny. You seem to have the old fashioned one then. Mine has the newer brainwave warping magnet on it. :scrambles You don't even have to clean it after.

    As you said earlier, the wallet cards are fantastic for cleaning ice off the windshield. This morning I had to do just that. I'm glad I have it with me at all times.
     
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  14. Colloghi

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    You get Access to the Microsoft Shop Site, so you can buy a T-shirt with MCP across the front. You can then wear this t-shirt at various locations, and watch as your friends and gf/Wife distance themself away from you at social gatherings and you kids pretend your not their dad:)
     
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  15. chocolate

    chocolate New Member

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    LOLzzzzzz thanx everyone for the replies.................... i got the gist ............... wish i get a half decent job after this thing written on my CV .....
     
  16. greenbrucelee
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    Just get it tatooed on the back of your nexk then everyone will know your an MCP :D
     
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