In one of the mailings I’ve subscribed to I found about the Microsoft’s Spring cleaning and exam coaching sessions.
When you sign up for the Spring Cleaning, you will be one of the first to know about future free resources, training opportunities, and offers.
When you sign up for the Exam Coaching Sessions, you will be one of the first to know about future Exam Coaching Sessions and other training opportunities and offers.
For more information and to sign up, goto the following website: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/start/email-sign-up.aspx
Earlier this week there was a promotion from Microsoft that went out. http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/weblog/archive/2011/03/01/pass-a-virtualization-exam-and-get-a-complimentary-technet-subscription.aspx
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!
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