Today I wrote and passed my first Microsoft Certification exam. It was exam 70-630, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Configuring. Overall it was a positive first experience and it feels good to finally get an official certification. I guess I should probably now write the WSS one as well to complete the group.
While being an MVP and book author for SharePoint provides me with some (limited) street cred when it comes to the technology, I figured it was a good idea to get the certification on a couple of fronts:
- As a Microsoft Gold Partner, it helps us with specific programs and specializations.
- As the Director of Operations for our company, I don’t need to feel like a hypocrite for telling other people to get their technical certifications.
- A little extra logo bling never hurt anyone. =-)