Closest on the Count
An MCP from India is the winner of our Count-the-MCSEs competition.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
An MCP from India is the winner of our Count-the-MCSEs competition, announced
in the November
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.
Dian L. Schaffhauser is a freelance writer based in Northern California.