Well, I got the results of the Exchange MCM qualification lab today, and I didn't pass this time. As I mentioned to David Bjurman-Birr, the Exchange MCM Program Manager, I almost would have felt disappointed if I DID pass, given my self-evaluated performance on the lab. The fact that I didn't just get a pass is a testimate to the difficulty and value of the program.
This program was one of the most difficult things I've ever done, and you have to be 100% all the way to the end. For some reason, my mind went blank soon after we received our first "two hours done, four and a half to go" notification and that was my undoing.
I've already confirmed that I will retake the lab next Thursday. I'll be spending my evenings and weekend reviewing PowerPoint slides, notes, and labs to ensure a much better outcome on Thursday.
I'd like to congratulate Markus Hengstler (Switzerland) and Kashif Awan (Pakistan) on becoming two of the newest Exchange Microsoft Certified Masters!! I hope to join your ranks next week!