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Closest on the Count

An MCP from India is the winner of our Count-the-MCSEs competition.

An MCP from India is the winner of our Count-the-MCSEs competition, announced in the November 2001 issue of the magazine. We asked you to guess how many MCSEs Microsoft would have by the beginning of the year. Of course, when we announced the contest, we presumed there would be far fewer of you, but Microsoft changed its mind and the ranks of the MCSEs stayed dramatically high.

Selva Kumar, who works as a system administrator for Future Focus Infotech Pvt. Ltd. in Chennai in the state of Tamilnadu, takes the prize with his guess of 436,000. That’s 599 less than the actual count we received from Microsoft on Jan. 2, 2002: 436,599, but close enough without going over that we hereby officially pronounce Selva the winner.

When he isn’t mastering server technologies, Selva said he spends his time “conquering the cricket pitch.” Kumar wins seven Microsoft exam vouchers, courtesy of VUE, which he says he plans to use to attain his MCSE in Windows 2000. If there’s any left over, he’ll be going after his MCSA.

About the Author

Dian L. Schaffhauser is a freelance writer based in Northern California.

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Reader Comments:

Fri, May 3, 2002 Selvakumar.K Chennai

Happy to hear there is a guy from chennai with my name has won the contest.
congrats.

Fri, Mar 8, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

I make so little that i think the IT indistry sucks

Wed, Mar 6, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

Yousef- Jobs don't just fall from the sky. You have to keep looking /talk to friends/consult for youreslf and maybe just maybe you may get a job.

Wed, Mar 6, 2002 YOUSEF M.P MUMBAI

I AM A MCSE SINCE OCT2001 BUT I HAVEN'T GOT ANY JOB YET. PLZ INFORM ME IF ANY VACCANCY IN MUMBAI.

Tue, Mar 5, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

Why the heck do I make so little than I must love it.

Tue, Mar 5, 2002 Denis Anonymous

So how many MCSA'a are there? I don't even see a category for MCSA in your summary listing.

Denis MCSE(NT, Y2K), MCSA

Tue, Mar 5, 2002 Here from there

There ar 2000 w2k Certs

Mon, Mar 4, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

Well Roysiu I can see that you have a good memory with the braindumps. Do you know really well one of them?

Fri, Mar 1, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

I am guessing that there about 50,000 MCSE's for 2000 so far.

Fri, Mar 1, 2002 Paul California

In Response to Anthony from Philadephia, its good to go back. How many MCSE's don't know their basics? Many MCSE's. While your at it, go back and get your A+, Net+ and iNet+. I can't tell you how many MCSE"s I know that don't know the red wire from the yellow wire (5v 12v).

Fri, Mar 1, 2002 Anthony Philadelphia

If he gets his MCSE in 2000. then why go after the MCSA???? Hit it on the way, dont go back.

Fri, Mar 1, 2002 Chandrashekhar India

good

Thu, Feb 28, 2002 Roysiu HK

Haha''Jast complete 70-218''
How I'm MCDBA MCSE MCSD and MCSA''

Thu, Feb 28, 2002 Cary W. Aitken, MCSE 2K Anchorage, AK

How many MCSE 2000 are there?

Thu, Feb 28, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

Yeah yeah yeah. Now tell us the REAL number everyone wants to know: how many MCSE W2K's are there? Or does MS Marketing refuse to answer that question?

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