MC ID: 3797799
I have been pretty lucky and I happened to find myself in the right place at the right time. I was working as a technician and wanted to move forward in my career and start my Microsoft certification journey. I fortunately happened to have a boss who immediately saw the value in certification and agreed, supporting my first steps.
Because, really, everyone wins.
That was December of 2006 and I began with a week long, instructor led course. From that moment, I knew I was on the right career path and I continued with additional certifications.
My goal is to contribute and help others—just as I’ve been helped. I really encourage others to do the same because it will strengthen the Microsoft certification community as a whole.
I’m excited about having just completed my MCSA upgrade from 2008 to 2012. Just two more exams to go for MCSE: Server Infrastructure!
1) The thing that has helped me the most has been the support of the entire community. Every day I see fantastic people spread amazing material on Microsoft's own Born2Learn, Twitter (#TheKrewe), LinkedIn (Windows Server 2012 Early Experts) and blogs such as www.enduria.eu and www.datacenter-flo.de .
2) Reach out to the community and you will find all the help you could hope for.
3) Do lab exercises, using official study guides-- and taking lots of notes will get you to certification successfully.