The Career Factor crew has gathered in Atlanta, Georgia and they're already having a great time! After meeting for breakfast and taking in an Atlanta Braves game on Sunday (photos courtesy of Steve's travel blog), they're attending sessions and gearing up for the Career Factor Live! reunion show to be filmed Tuesday on the TechNet Edge stage. And speaking of the show...

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In the meantime, here's what happened last week on Career Factor:

Bojan – The Aspiring Microsoft Certified Master, UK
Goal:
Take the MCM course and pass the Exchange 2010 MCM exam
This week: Bojan reported on his first day at Tech•Ed! After his first baseball game and a reunion with his MCM class, he headed off to his first of many conference sessions and anticipated a very busy week.

Kevin – The Student, Texas
Goal:
Find a post-college job as an IT Professional
This week: Kevin celebrated becoming Microsoft Certified with his MTA certification and looked ahead to studying for the MCTS exam during Tech•Ed. With his summer plans finalized, Kevin was set enjoy his graduation weekend before leaving for Atlanta. Congratulations, Kevin!

Simon – The IT Manager, UK
Goal: Get his team (including himself) certified to maintain Microsoft Partner status
This week: After another unsuccessful attempt at the MCTS exam, Simon questioned the value of the certification and how he should proceed.
Caroline – The Office Competition Contender, Canada
Goal:
Compete at the 2011 Certiport Worldwide Competition on Office
This week: Caroline blogged from the airport on her way to Tech•Ed and congratulated her classmates on taking gold and silver in the Office events at the 2011 Provincial Skills Canada Competition.
Eddie – The Do-It-Yourself IT Pro, California
Goal:
Transition back into the IT industry, obtain TS and PRO level certifications
This week: Eddie posted a video with his thoughts about work, family, and Microsoft Certification as he prepared to meet the rest of the group at Tech•Ed.