The Final Countdown.

I think I've said this before, but I just heard that our pages and systems have been updated to reflect the following changes, so thought I'd point it out again:

These exams/certifications... ...count toward:
MCTS: Office Communication Server 2007 (70-638)
MCTS: Forefront (70-557)
MCSA or MCSE on Windows Server 2000 or 2003
MCTS: Configuration Manager (70-400)
MCSE: Operations Manager (70-401)
MCSA or MCSE on Windows Server 2003
MCTS: ISA 2006 (70-351) Security specializations on MCSA or MCSE on Windows Server 2000 or 2003

My understanding is that all of these requirement updates should be reflected in your transcripts as of now. Is that true?IMGP4989

OT: I typed about meeting some of you nice people (Will, Richard, and Martijn) at one of our exam review sessions. I'm embarrassed that I got your names wrong, oh, don't mind me, about 15 times. This is us, in brighter days. 

Also slightly OT: I've spent a good chunk of today answering questions about exam retirements and a smaller chunk of the day talking to my friend Sarah who is having a baby in a few days. This theme has made its way in to my head in the form of The Final Countdown, by Europe, all day long. I'm imagining myself doing some kind of power-ballad leap off my desk, so I can finish this post standing over my keyboard with one fist raised up, pyrotechnics shooting off everywhere, and stuff. Intense!

Comments (16)

  1. Will says:

    Aww Trika, that pic brings back memories………

    Martijn, you never did send those pics to me?

    Have a good night


  2. Bibble says:

    MCSE: Operations Manager (70-401)

    You mean

    MCTS: Operations Manager (70-401)


  3. Adrian says:

    Thats a good picture, hope you guys had fun.

  4. Peter Dost says:


    Indeed, I can confirm, that the 70-351 is now counted towards the MCSA Security 2003 and it is reflected in the transcript.

    Kind regards

    Peter Dost

  5. Sorry william! The pictures are on their way as we speak…

  6. R says:

    Finally a picture!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Made my day!!!

  7. Helmer says:

    🙂 Cool picture

    But Trika..when do we get the results of the 646 and 647?

  8. Helmer says:

    @R : Ehh..and the lady on the picture is Trika?! hmm..she doesn’t look like the woman on the Live-Meeting-Powerpoint-Start-Slide…

  9. Helmer says: complete the former comment….WHOOooooohttt…a real Trika picture’ whehehee

  10. Crap…now that song is stuck in my head…Thanks Trika :-p

  11. R says:

    @Helmer: Yep… ive been asking for one for a while….  

  12. hartplaza says:

    this picture asks for more,…

  13. Trika put up a picture of us at the Microsoft Visitors Center when we met up with her. If anyone asks

  14. Kjetil says:

    Atleast for me 🙂 I passed both! Run and check the results.. fast fast!

    Thanks to Helmer for the quick note. 🙂

  15. Will says:


    thanks for the update I just checked and yes I see them both as passed on prometric but they have not made there way over to my transcript yet.  

    I hope everyone else passed as well..

    Trika you must have been good luck…..

  16. Jeff Senter says:

    70-351 did count towards a MCSE:security and it did show up in my transcript but it did not show up in my MCSA and my transcript does not show a MCSA:security.

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