I know you've been waiting for it—my annual "Year in Review" summary of all things exams. Here are the top 10 numbers that illustrate the world that I managed just for you in 2017:
Because I know what you're going to ask . . . no, I can't tell you how many exams were taken, passing rates, or certifications earned. We consider that information proprietary, but I will tell you that earning a certification is HARD work accomplished by those who are truly experts in their field with the persistence to continue through the journey. I will tell you that people who meet expectations described in the target audience profile and prepare for the exams by getting hands on experience with the technology are more likely to pass the exam.
Based on my data, here's my advice: Get training, get experience, get certified. It's hard work, but earning a certification clearly shows others that you are skilled in Microsoft technologies and have the passion and persistence to commit to ongoing learning and growth in the constantly changing IT world.
Thx for the numbers, Liberty. You definitely need more vacation. In my country we get 5 weeks - each year!! Keep up the good work.
Best from Tommy in Denmark