Microsoft promotion does not reward the early IT Professional

Earlier this week there was a promotion from Microsoft that went out.
Basically it was about the fact that if you pass any virtualization exam (70-652, 70-659, 70-669 or 70-693) you will receive a comlimentary TechNet Subscription.

Great news! Right?
Well… not so much for me! 🙁

I’m a very anthousiastic geek about virtualization, so when the exams came out I went studying and passed them as soon as I saw the chance.
Because of this I am not eligible for this promotion since I don’t have any virtualization exams left to pass.
To put it in simple terms: I’m f*cked…

Don’t get me wrong, I still think promotions like this one are a good thing since “virtualization” is been promoted.
However, this promotion will reward only some people but people like me, who were fast and already passed the exams, are completely overlooked.
I always thought learning content and passing the exam early so to your knowledge and certifications are up-to-date was a good thing… but now?

So my conclusion…
People would only be rewarded if they wait for a promotion from Microsoft but if they would take action on their own, let’s say by passing the exams early, they would not be!
Isn’t that a little bit like the world upside down? I think so!

Please feel free to comment… 🙂


  1. Erwinh says:

    I’ll pass on your feedback. Thx for expressing it 🙂

  2. Erwinh says:

    I’ll pass on your feedback. Thx for expressing it 🙂

  3. Martien says:

    Well, your view of these promotions are wrong… they don’t promoto this to reward IT Pro’s.

    They are to promote Hyper-V so that in the long run, more ppl have knowledge about it and are more likely to choose Hyper-V above competitors 😉

  4. Jeff Wouters says:

    @Martien: As I stated, I still think the promotion in itself is very good… And making people see the vallue of Hyper-V over it’s competitors is something I am all for 🙂
    I only think that they’ve overlooked a this unintended effect. But that’s how I looked at it 🙂

  5. Dennis van Wankum says:

    True, but then again. There are also alot of stores and services out there giving their gifts to new customers and are forgetting their old customers.. so microsoft is not unique in this 🙂

  6. Jeff Wouters says:

    Hi Dennis 🙂
    Hhhmmm…. you got a valid point there…

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