Yes. That’s right. I know I started the course back in March. And sure, it wasn’t supposed to take 8 months, but with work and everything else, it did.
And now it’s done.
I took my MS Windows Server 2003 test today (MS 70-290). And I got an 857/1000 (700 is needed to pass, 900 is considered Mastery).
So you are looking at the (slightly maniacal) picture of a Microsoft Certified Professional.
Only four more courses/tests to go until I get my MCSA (although some are saying I should go for the MCSE, but the MCSA will probably help me more in my current position than the MCSE (systems engineer v. systems administrator…in reality, the course load isn’t that much different, it’s more of a perception about what each means).