I passed 000-078!!

by on Sep.30, 2008, under General Info

I passed the 000-078 IBM BladeCenter v4 certification exam this afternoon.
This marks the 15th time I’ve pressed “Finish” at a Prometric testing facility.
All in all, this was the most difficult test I’ve taken, with the possible exception of the Microsoft ISA exam for my MCSE :Security & :Messaging.
So now, I have so many certs, they’d look silly all on a business card together at the same time!
So, just for grins, here’s what they look like all together:

Watchguard Certified Security Professional – Fireware
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator 2003
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator :Messaging
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator :Security
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 2003
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer :Messaging
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer :Security
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist – Windows Server 2008 (one test from MCITP)
IBM Certified Systems Specialist – IBM System x BladeCenter v4

Still working on EC Council’s CEH, and thinking of taking up CISSP.
Anyone have any input regarding certs you’ve achieved, or ones that have done your career no good whatsoever?


3 Comments for this entry

  • mpeterson

    Good work, Brian, that’s awesome. I’m just beginning my path to certification. Any advice for somebody in my shoes? Things you would have done differently?

  • Brian

    Yes. It’s definitely important that you try to go in a direction that interests you.
    Many employers will push you to certify in a direction that’s best for the company, and not necessarily what’s best for you.
    Maybe you don’t *want* to spend your life writing router ACL’s…
    Maybe you do…

  • January

    Congrats Brian for so many certifications. On my part I ma just fascinated by IT Audit so I went out and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Do I use it at my current work place? Good question!

    And for the kick of it I went out in March 2010 and did CIA, that is Certified Internal Auditor. I too have been thinking of CISSP but at the same time I am trying to be a realist, well will see….

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