We have gotten requests from many of you in the community to provide some kind of support for Microsoft Certification communities in networking and community portals. Put a little Web 2.0 in your pipe and smoke it, for once, you've said.

Per George's post, Erwin has been working out details of how we can make an 'official' community of Microsoft Certified professionals on LinkedIn, "an online network of more than 17 million experienced professionals from around the world..." More on LinkedIn. I say 'official,' because many of you are way ahead of us and are already networking as certified professionals on LinkedIn and other community sites... we want to see what we can do to help/add something.

"Basically, the idea is that we would have official LinkedIn groups for each certification.  For example, an MCSE would be able to join the MCSE LinkedIn Group and so forth....by joining a group, you will be able to network and connect with others with your certification.  In addition, you will be able to display your certification logo on your LinkedIn profile for everyone to see... [Microsoft Learning can help] ensure that only those who are allowed to join the groups have valid certifications to protect your hard work and investment..."

Feedback and suggestions welcome; post them and/or send to Erwin