Last Friday I passed the last exam in the MCITP certification for becoming Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator. Cause for celebration! But that was not why I started writing this. Today I met with a client of mine and he asked if it was worth taking a certification. My answer is definitely “yes”!
Why? Many reasons. You get a broader perspective of things which certainly helps you make better decisions in your daily work. You also get a broader set of technical skills and by that I mean that you gain (at least) basic knowledge of the available features of the specific product which in the future might prove to be very valuable. Taking these exams are if nothing else very good for keeping up with new technology.
Want to become certified? Look for appropriate certifications at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-overview.aspx and then register at https://www.register.prometric.com.