Back in May, I attended Microsoft Ignite – a week-long conference in Chicago, focusing on Microsoft’s existing and upcoming technologies.
While I was there, I decided to take the two exams that would qualify me as a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) for Office 365. It was something I’d been meaning to do for a while (heck, I’d only been working with Exchange Online and Office 365 for about four years at that point) and the half-priced exams removed all excuses.
I’m insane, there’s no doubt about that – but as further proof, I decided that I’d take them back to back. Partly, I wanted to minimize the time I was taking away from the conference and partly I just wanted to get through it – it’s not like taking one, walking away for a day or two, then coming back for the second was really going to change what I knew.
Long story short (or did I just make a short story long?), I passed both exams.
On my way out of the testing center, Kenji from Microsoft Training & Certification approached me about doing an interview about my certification experience. They just published the video today. Their full blog post is here or watch the video below.
By the way, I LOVE the quote that the put in the banner above. I think I’ll print it out and frame it in my office. 😉