Last Sunday I’ve got the idea that I should pass Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 exam. I saw in several posts that Marnix Wolf, Kevin Holman and Bob Cornelissen managed to pass the exam. And as I always wanted to be as good as these guys I decided to accept the challenge to pass that exam. If you want to be like the best you have to act like the best. I’ve been studding System Center 2012 components since beta (watching videos, reading articles, participating in learning sessions and etc.) and I have pretty decent knowledge for the previous versions with most experience in SCOM. So when I made up my mind first thing in the morning I’ve called the testing center and scheduled exam date for 21st of June. The days before the exam after work I’ve studied for couple of hours. I was nervous before and during the exam but when I finished it and I saw the magic word that I’ve passed I’ve felt relived and very happy at the same time. So now I am waiting my MCP profile to be updated and to actually see it with my own eyes. With this exam passed and because I have already MCSA: Windows Server 2008 and 70-569 I have to receive also Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Private Cloud. I was the first person that took the exam in that testing center and probably I am the first from my country that took it. The same probably applies to MCSE: Private Cloud. I am really happy and I recommend to every engineer that is SCOM expert to take it.