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hmmm... 50% off Microsoft Certification exams if you take them onsite at Tech*Ed 2005

http://www.pearsonvue.com/ms/teched2005/

Makes me wonder...

  • Does anyone who can afford Tech*Ed really need to save $62.50 THAT bad?
  • Will other people get to watch you crumble under the pressure?
  • Aren't there other, better reasons to be at Tech*Ed?

I guess it's kinda like the guy who gets a tattoo at a tattoo convention. Not really the best environment for it, but chances are he cares more about telling people where he got it than he does about the tattoo itself.

Of course if they were doing tattoos at Tech*Ed... hehe I'd definitely check that out!

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 5:55 PM General Interest | Back to top


Comments on this post: cert testing at Tech*Ed 2005... why??

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actually, I am someone who has never taken cert tests. Each time I though, uggh, all of that studying minutia I don't use - forget it! Last year when I was at TechEd I decided to take some tests on a lark and the 2-fer made it appealling. I took the windows forms test totally cold and just barely passed. Then spent about an hour with the free practice tests before taking the web forms test and did pretty well. It wasn't about saving the $ as much as the momentary inspiration that was easy to do something about!
Left by Julie Lerman on May 16, 2005 6:24 PM

# re: cert testing at Tech*Ed 2005... why??
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and it looks like I would have failed the typo test!!
Left by Julie on May 16, 2005 6:24 PM

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fair enough... congrats on passing your tests. I could never do it like that. I locked myself in a room for days and days to study.

Chris
Left by Chris on May 16, 2005 6:35 PM

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I might be able to knock out one exam if I start gearing up in advance, but I'm not sure I can prepare for two at the same time. Not a big fan of taking those things cold - not because I can't pass them, but because I'd rather see a 950 than a 750!
Left by Eric on Jan 28, 2002 2:09 AM

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