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MCSE Windows 2000: Certificate Query

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by stumcse, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. stumcse

    stumcse New Member


    I did my MCSE through NITLC way back in 2001. My actual certificate is just a plain old MCSE with my name and no NITLC stamping on it. I'm having an argument with someone at work who reckons your certificate is usually stamped with the awarding body on it? Is this true or is this something that has happened only in years after mine was awarded? I've researched a little and most people's 2000 awards seem to look likemine (even signed by Bill Gates :rolleyes:).

    Thanks in advance
  2. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

    i believe that is fine - is the information on your M$ transcript?
  3. stumcse

    stumcse New Member

    Sure my MCSE exam details and achievement dates etc were there; but only Microsoft related activity outwith NITLC. I haven't bothered logging into it for at least a couple of years as the exam is out of date for any need to veify using the tool for employers. i was just curious about the cetificate itself that others had, but looks like it's always been a M$ only certificate.

  4. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

    MS certs are usually quite poor anyway (look a bit cheap and nasty IMO) so nothing unusual there. Your MS transcript (on MS's website) shouldn't mention NITLC at all if you have actually passed the exams needed for the MCSE. If your transcript is effectively some kind of in house thing that NITLC host themselves, then it could be that all you have done is passed their own exams. If the latter is the case, then the cert won't be worth the paper it's written on I'm afraid.
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  5. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    What Modey said :)

    Your MCSE 2000 should look like either of these two:

    Cert 1
    Cert 2

    No where on the cert should it say the name of the training provider. These are Microsoft certs, not NITLC certs. If you get a cert with NITLC stamped on them, then it will be an inhouse cert.

    Hope this helps clears things up :)

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  6. stumcse

    stumcse New Member


    Yes, identical to mine as I suspected. MCP login Transcript is also MS only obviously. I guess the person i'm arguing with was surprised that they're such bland certificates and no gold stamping on them :) At least Bill signed them.

    Thanks guys
  7. steve_f

    steve_f Byte Poster

    It wouldn't be practical to have the testing/training centre stamp on the final MCSA/MCES/etc certificate.

    I have done 4 MS exams so far, using 3 different exam centres, and no training centre (self study)

    However, the exam centres stamp their logo on the results page they give you after you have done the exam. This is just a keepsake and is of no real value IMO
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