What's up with the MCSA Certificate?

I received my MCSA welcome kit today, only to be slightly disappointed. The certificate I received is a plain, glossy piece of paper with only a little blue on the top. I've seen other MCSA/MCSE certs that look much more impressive than this. Not sure if they redesigned the certificates or what, but I must say, I expected more icon_sad.gif

I know the physical cert is not nearly as important as the knowledge gained, but still.....
MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003, LPIC-1, MCP, MCTS: Vista Config, MCTS: SQL Server 2005, CCNA, A+, Network+, Server+, Security+, Linux+, BSCS (Information Systems)

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  • garv221garv221 Member Posts: 1,914
    BeaverC32 wrote:
    I received my MCSA welcome kit today, only to be slightly disappointed. The certificate I received is a plain, glossy piece of paper with only a little blue on the top. I've seen other MCSA/MCSE certs that look much more impressive than this. Not sure if they redesigned the certificates or what, but I must say, I expected more icon_sad.gif

    I know the physical cert is not nearly as important as the knowledge gained, but still.....

    What do you expect, vista sales are down and budgets have to be met. :D
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,163 Mod
    The quality of the actual certificate-papers has gone down with the years. Although, I am quite impressed with Microsoft's MCP card, with the holographic logo and all your certification information embedded in it. I carry one in my wallet that reads both MCP and MCSA. . . but hopefully, I'll be getting one that has a lot more than that on it.

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