Congratulations to Kieran Blok the June Microsoft Certification Hero!!
Kieran has achieved the following Microsoft Certifications:
· MCSA (Charter Member)
Kieran illustrates how Microsoft certifications have furthered his career, as he states below:
“ When I first started my MCSE Certifications, I was a junior consultant for my company. The knowledge that was reinforced with the self study guides, as well as the confidence that I actually knew my stuff, gave me a definite advantage over my peers. 6 months after completing my certification, I became head of my department, and helped my company to achieve MS Gold Partner status. I found that having MCSE Certification gave me a distinct advantage during pre-sales technical advice, as it was a clear indication that I knew Best Practices, as opposed to needing to convince clients that I do. After leaving and starting my own consulting company, it was instant recognition that put me above other specialist consulting firms.”
Victor has also provided some tips on the best way to obtain your Microsoft Certifications:
“I would recommend Microsoft Certification to other IT Professionals as, in my opinion, it has far more valuable than a related degree. Industry certification is considerably more up to date, far more relevant, and recent improvements to both the testing process, and written curriculum have made them far more meaningful. Key to this is the fact that without real world experience, certification is far more difficult to attain than it used to be.”
Kieran has won $150 to spend at Microsoft Press.