Originally Posted by tjohn
Yeah, it'll be me. I've been browsing around the technet site for a bit. Can I get certified online?
No, you cannot get certified online. I'm MCSA and working on MCSE. It's still on 2003 material, but I'm going to finish this path up then just upgrade to 2k8r2.
I bought books, studied, and took tests. The tests are administered at Prometric (I think) testing sites and aren't cheap. You're talking at about $150 a test and there are several tests in a series. Being certified doesn't necessarily mean that you're an expert, but it is required for some jobs and is a good way to show that you, at some rudimentary level, understand the subject at hand. Some MS exams are relatively tough, but I feel they are worth it.