I've passed my first Microsoft Test twards a MCSA or MCSE. I passed the Windows XP Professional test (70-270). The last test I took was for my amature radio licese seven years ago. Before that we need to go back to my highschool days.
You would think tirty years of experence would be worth something. My first computer as a Intel 4004. I build it while I was working as a stock boy for KA Electronics in Dallas Texas. At that point I know all there was to know about microcomputing and I and engeniers from Texas Insterments asking quesion about what I was doing with my four bit computer.
Over the years I have designed computer electronics, written operating systems in assembler (ZDos a CP/M clone), written accounting software from scratch in many computer languages and tought computers to addult students. You would think this much knowlage about computers would get me a high paying job.
The only thing that seems to count with computer companies today is test. How did you do on your last Microsoft Cert.? Do you have your MCSE? It seems if you can't answer positivly to these questions no one wants to talk with you.