Recently I have received my MAPS(Microsoft Action Pack Subscription) that contains lot of M$ software and, of course, the necesary licenses for using that software. Considering it's only $350/year, i consider it a great deal. For this money i got 10 licences for each of the following:

  • Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • CAL's for the server based products

And also got license for a bunch of server products.

Since 2 weeks ago i'm Microsof Certified Professional and i must say that the exam 70-290 has questions that any windows sysadmin should know to answer as long as it got some experience with IIS, AD and other windows features. Also the exam has a few questions about designing a network of computers and also (as expected) licensing questions.

I look forward for the next exam that most probably will be on Active Directory.