I passed the MCM! iPads for everyone!

Quest: “Brent, here’s a top-of-the-line Apple iPad 3G, case, camera kit, dock, and all the trimmings.”

One for me, one for you.

One for me, one for you.

Me: “What?  Why?”

Quest: “Before you went for the Microsoft Certified Master program, you kept telling us how hard it was and how high the failure rate was.  We wanted to thank you for putting in so much hard work.  We really appreciate it.”

Me: “Wow, that’s awesome!  What other tests can I take next?”

Quest: “Speaking of that, we need you to come up with ten questions about yourself.  We’re going to run a test of our own, asking people questions about you.  Then we’ll take the entries, hold a drawing, and give one of them an iPad too.”

Me: “Are you kidding me?  All this because I passed the MCM?  What if I wouldn’t have passed?”

Quest: “Instead of a whole pad, you would have gotten just a slip.  A pink slip.”

Me: “Right.”

Wanna win an iPad? Go take the test!

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  • Hey, Master! It is not fair that the contest is limited only to US residents. 🙂 (aliens like bacon too, you know).

  • Dave Schutz
    May 14, 2010 8:04 am

    Good thing they didn’t tell you about the pink slip thing before you attempted the MCM. The pressure could have been tremendous.

  • Nick Canale
    May 14, 2010 8:36 am

    You’re 2/2 on getting lady gaga in every blog post. Keep it up!

  • Congratulations! ^_^

  • Steve Jones
    May 14, 2010 9:20 am

    If I were you I might be a little scared about the person who can answer all those questions correctly!

  • I had to look up a couple, Steve 🙂 I was scared at myself for not having to look up more. Here is hoping I didn’t get them all right 🙂

  • They should have asked who gave you crabs during the MCM. 😉

    I forwarded the link to this to my boss with the subject line of “I’m not saying anything, but …”

  • Christian Hasker
    May 14, 2010 12:28 pm

    Dave – we told Brent about the pink slip A LOT before the MCM. I think fear is a healthy motivator 🙂

  • Oh Brent, you don’t have to act like they gave you this iPad for becoming a master. It’s okay to admit that it was a bribe to get you to stop comparing SQL to Lady Gaga.

  • Yay for Brent! Yay for SQL folks for us newbies to look up to! Yay for possibly getting an ipad my ipod just broke!

  • So whats next, Brent? The Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)?

    • Rajiv – nah, I’m not the right person to get an MCA at this time. I do respect that certification, but in my job role, I haven’t done a lot of architecture in the last couple of years, and I don’t think it’d be right for me to pursue that certification.