On August 30, 1999 I began taking evening courses to obtain a certificate in networking. The course is a five month long program consisting of six courses and six exams. Upon successful completion of the course and exams I will obtain a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Certificate. Another rung in the ladder to my success?
On April 4 I made my third attempt to pass the Internet Information Server 4.0 Exam. I failed again, this time I didn't bother to get the print out to find out my score. I do not believe I will ever be able to pass this test. Each time I take it the questions seem foreign to me and I wonder what study material do I need to obtain in order to study for this test. I afraid Iíll just have to concede that I have wasted $9000 in trying to obtain a MCSE Certificate.
Ok, Ok, so I had a case of the woe-is-me's back in April. Its now June and I finally passed the damn test. I still think I wasted $9000 though.
MCSE Certification Track 3
taken at
Productivity Point International
Mishawaka, Indiana

Course #578 - Networking Essentials

August 30 - September 2, September 7 & 8

Completed

Course #803 - Administrating NT 4.0

September 9, September 13-16

Completed

Exam Results:
  • Networking Essentials 058
    • September 22 - passing score 766/1000
    • My score 733/1000 - FAILED
    • September 29 - passing score 766/1000
    • My score 800/1000 - PASSED

Course #922 - Core Technologies NT 4.0

October 4-7, 11-14, 18-21

Completed

Exam Results:
  • Administrating NT 4.0
    • October 27 - passing score 700/1000
    • My score 866/1000 - PASSED
  • Core Technologies
    • October 27 - passing score 733/1000
    • My score 799/1000 - PASSED
Passing the three above test qualifies me for the MCP Certificate
Microsoft Certified Professional

Course #688 - Internetworking TCP/IP on NT 4.0

November 1-4, 8-11, 15-18

Completed

Exam Results:
  • Internetworking TCP/IP on NT 4.0
    • November 30 - passing score 733/1000
    • My score 766/1000 - PASSED

Course #689 - Enterprise Technologies NT 4.0

November 29 - December 2, December 6-9, 13-16

Completed

Exam Results:
  • Enterprise Technologies NT 4.0
    • December 21 - passing score 560/1000
    • My score 590/1000 - PASSED

Course #936C - Internet Information Server 4.0

January 3-6, 10-11

Completed

Exam Results:
  • Internet Information Server 4.0
    • January 18 - passing score 727/1000
    • My score 618/1000 - FAILED
    • January 25 - passing score 727/1000
    • My score 672/1000 - FAILED
    • April 4 - passing score 727/1000
    • My score ???/1000 - FAILED
    • June 13 - passing score 727/1000
    • My score 745/1000 - PASSED

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