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MCPs Gain New Bennies

Now's a great time to be a Microsoft Certified Professional. Salaries are climbing steadily, and there are always plenty of things to either fix or configure. And Microsoft is taking pains to treat MCPs right, announcing last week a raft of new benefits for the certified crowd.

MCPs can now find peers through a new directory, set up their own Web pages (sort of like MySpace for geeks), get Knowledge Base articles and download certification logos to spruce up resumes, business cards and marketing materials. Good stuff.

Are you an MCP? Are you satisfied with the certification's new benefits, or should Microsoft do more to keep MCPs happy? Tell me what you think at [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on December 03, 2007 at 11:52 AM


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