Tonight I received to e-mails from Microsoft. A bit strange because they were about two earlier achieved certifications.
This is what the e-mails were about :
First, I want to congratulate you on receiving your MCTS : Windows Vista, Configuration Charter Member certification. As you know, a Microsoft certification provides evidence of your technical skills and demonstrates that you are eager to stay current in the rapidly changing world of technology. We are delighted that you are a part of our growing community of Microsoft Certified Professionals.
The second reason for contacting you is to profoundly apologize for any delay in delivery of your official Microsoft Certified Professional Welcome Kit. Unfortunately, the normal process for delivering the welcome kits has been disrupted, causing the untimely delay of many welcome kits. The process has been corrected and you should expect to see your personal welcome kit within the next 4 – 6 weeks.
I hope you will accept my apology by taking advantage of a free voucher that is good for any Microsoft certification exam taken on or before June 30, 2008. Your unique voucher number is XXXXXXXX The instructions to redeem this voucher are listed below.
The second message was almost the same, only the MCTS: Windows Vista part was changed to MCITP : Enterprise Support Technician.
The strange thing about the two e-mails is that I already earned the MCTS credential back in NOV 2006 and the MCITP in March 2007. So everage delay was about 9 months!! The good thing is that there is an apology and 2 * a free voucher that is good for any Microsoft certification exam! Way to go Microsoft!
Now I have just one more question :
Where are the Windows Server 2008 BETA results?!!??! Let’s hope we don’t have to wait another 9 months 🙂 Just a few minutes after I e-mailed George with the question about the beta results I received an answer! We already should have the results in our mailbox, but they’re looking in to it!