Saturday, May 14, 2005

More Letters to Add to My Name - MCP

Well, it's been a while, but I'm back with news. Today I passed my first Microsoft certification exam and became a Microsoft Certified Professional, an MCP. I took the 070-316 exam, entitled "Developing and Implementing Windows-based Applications with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET", which means my passing proves that I know absolutely everthing about Windows programming. Woohoo! Okay...maybe not.

I've wanted to do this for some time, so I'm glad to have finally done it. The impetus this time was a special offer from MS, a promotion, where one can get a free retake if you fail the exam. As it turns out, it wasn't necessary. I figured I would try, and would at the very least "get the feel" of a certification exam. But I passed. Woohoo!

So, tonight we celebrated. Chili's to go...

Eric B. Sowell, ThM, MCP


At 6:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Son,

I am so proud of you and just plain impressed that you are adding letters to your name. question....could you not also add B.S. or do you have a B.A. from UMHB?
Hope the celebration was a good one...check the other email and downsize those pics for me when you get a chance.

At 12:38 AM, Blogger Tim said...

Congratulations, BUT...

   back when I was young MCP stood for "Male Chauvinist Pig", not the sort of epithet I'd publicise!

At 11:27 AM, Blogger Kirk H. Sowell said...

Congradulations! I treated myself to Taco Bell (combo #4) to celebrate passing the bar.

At 11:29 AM, Blogger Kirk H. Sowell said...

And by the way you can ignore the last email I sent you; I figured out what was wrong with my comments function.

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Well done. It's a good thing you know about computers cuz I don't have a clue in this world what test you took or what it means!

But congratulations anyway!

At 2:35 PM, Blogger Eric Sowell said...

Thanks anonymous mom. I'll call you about the pictures.

Tim, perhaps I should put a disclaimer:

Eric B. Sowell, MCP (who is not a male chauvinist pig) Maybe that will make it clear.

And thank you Kirk.

And thank you Jim.

At 1:45 AM, Blogger Kirk H. Sowell said...

It sure is nice to have an anonymous Mom at times. She sure didn't seem anonympous when we were growing up.


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