Thursday 5 February 2009

Inner Geek – Updated February 2009

Last year I set a very aggressive exam schedule, but due to situations in life it did not happen as planned. But now I am back on track again. Last week I achieved MCSA and wrote 2 exams in 20 days to do so. Exam 70-290 and 70-291. I am going to try and do one a month for the next 6 months to use up the last of my exam vouchers from school. It feels good to be back at it. These exams are a mix of CompTIA exams and Microsoft Exams.

So here are my current designations:
CompTIA IT PRO, A+ ITT, A+ DT, A+ RST, Network+
Microsoft MCSA, MCP, MCTS Business Desktop Deployment, MCTS Vista Configuration, MCITP Enterprise Support, MCITP Consumer Support, MOS

The logo's are:

Exams Written:
Server 2003 Infrastructure - Exam 70-291

Server 2003 - Exam 70-290
MCTS Deploying & Maintaining Vista Client Office System - Exam 070-624
MCITP Desktop Support Consumer Support - 070-623
CompTIA Network+ 2007 - JK0-012 JK0-010
MCTS Windows Vista Client Configuaration - Exam 072-622 070-622
MCITP Desktop Support - Exam 072-622 070-622
CompTIA A+ Depot Technician - Exam 220-602
CompTIA A+ Remote Support Technician - Exam 220-603

CompTIA A+ IT Technician - Exam JK0-601 220-602
CompTIA A+ Essentials - Exam JK0-601
Microsoft PowerPoint - Exam 810
Microsoft Outlook - Exam 813
Microsoft Access - Exam 807
Microsoft Excel - Exam 804
Microsoft Word - Exam 801

Exams Planned:
Maintaining Server 2003 - Exam 70-293
Active Directory 2003 - Exam 70-294
Security 2003 Server - Exam 70-298
Security 2K3 Server - Exam 70-299
Exchange Server 2003 - 70-284

SQL Server 2005 - 70-431Security+ - Exam SY0-101
Linux+ - Exam XK0-002

Then add the upgrades to Server 2008.

These exams were written either at a Prometric Testing Center or at a Certiport Testing Center for the Office exams. The Exams names that have links link to reviews of the books I used to prepare for those exams.


Nod said...


Congratulations on your certification achievements! Awesome!

As a curiosity of linguistic quirks, is the phrase "exams written" peculiarly Canadian? South of the border we'd say "exams taken" or "exams passed".

Just curious.

SRMcEvoy said...

I don't know, it is just how it came out. Could be from my 20 years in university and there we just always write exams?