you know you are...

I was talking casually with some friends, and an interesting topic came up...would you guys say:



you know you are paper MCSE when...


1) you dont know what paper MCSE is.
2) you dont even know what MCSE stands for.
3) you are MCSE NT 4.0/Windows 2000 and passed with flying colours, but can barely score a 3-digit score on 70-29x
4) you think MS Windows started with 3.1
5) you think Exchange Server started with 5.5
6) you got your study materials from a "friend"
7) you are/were desperate for a new job/promotion
8 ) you have heard of AD, but have never heard of LDAP
9) you went through 1-8 to show that you are not paper MCSE... :D

these are just for laughs...I am sure there are other ones, perhaps more accurate...
Hope y'all had a good time shopping during boxing day!

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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure / Core Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016 Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    Number 10:

    "What the hell is Unix, and does it run on XP Home?"

    Number 11:

    "I didn't think virus.vbs was really a virus. . ."
    (I wish I was making that one up. Especially the part about hearing it from an actual MCSE after he opened the attachment.)

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  • sprkymrksprkymrk Member Posts: 4,884 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Number 12: Your post about study material turns into xxxxxxx on tech exams.net!
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSOM GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,669 Admin
    Wow, you guys are really being hard on yourselves!

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  • LukeQuakeLukeQuake Member Posts: 579
    Number 13: I went from nothing to MCSE in 2 weeks!
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  • keenonkeenon Member Posts: 1,922 ■■■■□□□□□□
    LukeQuake wrote:
    Number 13: I went from nothing to MCSE in 2 weeks!

    you need to add with no experience icon_wink.gif
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  • sthomassthomas Member Posts: 1,240 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Wow, you guys are really being hard on yourselves!

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  • Ricka182Ricka182 Member Posts: 3,359
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    good stuff.....
    i remain, he who remains to be....
  • Orion82698Orion82698 Member Posts: 483
    14: "I went to Computertraining.com. I didn't know anything about computers, and got my MCSE and CCNA in 3 months"
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  • NinjaBoyNinjaBoy Member Posts: 968
    Good ones so far :)

    Next one: "I can join this XP home PC to the domain..."
  • sprkymrksprkymrk Member Posts: 4,884 ■■■□□□□□□□
    16. Dang, my mouse doesn't work. Now what am I supposed to do?
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure / Core Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016 Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    17. "Oh, no. I think I broke the cupholder."

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  • mzgavcmzgavc Member Posts: 75 ■■□□□□□□□□
    18. Whats WSUS?
  • keatronkeatron Security Tinkerer Member Posts: 1,213 ■■■■■■□□□□
    And number 19 which I heard this week (a guy on a clients IT team).

    "I only tested on NT4 to get my MCSE but, MCSE is for life which means I'm also an MCSE on 2000 and 2003"
  • bighornsheepbighornsheep Member Posts: 1,506
    keatron wrote:
    And number 19 which I heard this week (a guy on a clients IT team).

    "I only tested on NT4 to get my MCSE but, MCSE is for life which means I'm also an MCSE on 2000 and 2003"

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    ask him if his taxes for 1996 are paid for, if so, he wouldnt need to do 'em ever again, Microsoft's got him certified for life! icon_rolleyes.gif
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  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    When you have your MCSE but don't understand squat about networking.
    IT guy since 12/00

    Recent: 11/2019 - RHCSA (RHEL 7); 2/2019 - Updated VCP to 6.5 (just a few days before VMware discontinued the re-cert policy...)
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  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    When you have to spend more than $x000 to become an MCSE.
    IT guy since 12/00

    Recent: 11/2019 - RHCSA (RHEL 7); 2/2019 - Updated VCP to 6.5 (just a few days before VMware discontinued the re-cert policy...)
    Working on: RHCE/Ansible
    Future: Probably continued Red Hat Immersion, Possibly VCAP Design, or maybe a completely different path. Depends on job demands...
  • LukeQuakeLukeQuake Member Posts: 579
    keenon wrote:
    LukeQuake wrote:
    Number 13: I went from nothing to MCSE in 2 weeks!

    you need to add with no experience icon_wink.gif

    Even with experiance - doing all those exams in 2 weeks would be nearby impossible because you have to learn the "Microsoft" way of doing things. :)
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    Other: Marathon Certified Consultant (HA, FT and VM), ISEB InfoSec Management Principles and Security+
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  • LukeQuakeLukeQuake Member Posts: 579
    Number 20: OMFG THERES LIKE THIS REALLLLLYLYYYYYY COOL SITE RIGHT CALLED xxxxxxxxx.com AND LIKE IT GiFES U ALL THE ANSW)RS!!!! FOR MCSEEE!!!!! OMFG!111ONEONE!!1!!!!!!! LIKE UB3r!!!!
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  • geekiegeekie Member Posts: 391
    lolz great post bighornsheep!!


    Happy New Year! :D
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  • Vogon PoetVogon Poet Member Posts: 291
    ...when the total of your troubleshooting knowledge consists of rebooting or reinstalling.


    By the way Bighornsheep, I've never heard "y'all" and "boxing day" in the same sentence. Good post.
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  • bighornsheepbighornsheep Member Posts: 1,506
    Vogon Poet wrote:
    By the way Bighornsheep, I've never heard "y'all" and "boxing day" in the same sentence. Good post.

    chinese canadian born in HK, grew up in rural part of Ontario but now transformed by consumerism and living in urban Toronto, sometimes interesting expressions come out.... icon_lol.gif

    "cheers mate" :D
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  • garv221garv221 Member Posts: 1,914
    Whats the difference between RDP and terminal server?
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