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Jul 15 2009   1:59PM GMT

MCP Voucher Winner Renne B from The Phillipines

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

1. What do you currently do for a living?
I am currently working as an IT Operations Head/Team Lead for an IT Outsourcing Company here in our country and also doing some part-time jobs as an IT Instructor.
 
2. Please describe your educational background.
I started my studies with an Associate/Vocational degree and currently on my way on pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science

3. What kinds of certifications do you currently hold, if any?
I currently hold MCP, MCDST, MCTS, MCITP and various local government certification credentials from our Country’s Technical Education Department (TESDA).

4. How has earning a certification helped to advance your career?
It really helped me a lot, it boosted my morale alongwith my career, and I got everyone’s recognition and acknowledgment. It is an important stepping stone to success in reaching my goals in life.
 
5. What exam do you plan to use the MCP voucher to take?
I am planning to continue on pursuing my MCSA Credential, particularly Exam 70-290 and/or 70-291.
 
6. What kind of advice do you have for your peers and colleagues about earning a certification?
Certification is very crucial because it defines an industry standard, a commitment to a level of knowledge and learning that can be relied upon. Like a professional license, certification offers structured and reliable evidence of skills. Through certification you can show current and prospective employers what you’ve really got to offer. Saying so is one thing, but proving it is enitrely another.
 
As this epigram from Microsoft notes: “GREAT IT PROFESSIONALS AREN’T BORN, THEY’RE CERTIFIED” 
 
Special Message:
Hello Ed, thank you very much for choosing me to be one of the lucky winners of your exam vouchers. I am really grateful and thankful for this wonderful opportunity, may God Bless you and your family.
 
Again, I thank you very very much.

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All I can say to Renne in return is “You’re very welcome, and good luck with your continuing career development activities.”

Best wishes,

–Ed–

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