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How to be a MVP?

Created: 23 May 2010 • Updated: 27 May 2010 • 2 comments
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General/ Off-topic Discussion: ‘How do I become an MVP?’ is one question which keeps ringing in most of our minds. Quite a few of you had also sent me an email asking the same. Well, I must agree that the awareness of the MVP program is less among the tech folks. Let me start explaning.. The thoughts which are mentioned in this article are just my understandings about the program, being an MVP for a couple of years!

First of all, Most Valuable Professional (MVP) is not a certification., Its an Award! – Its a mode of recognition which Microsoft gives for individuals who are technology experts and most importantly, who play a role and are keen in sharing their expertise with the Community. So if your question is, “I have completed my MCTS or MCAD.. what are the next steps towards being a MVP?” – You must re-think on your question.!

Knowledge Sharing is one Mantra for this! The same way as most of us are contributing in this portal.

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deepak.vasudevan's picture

Vijay,

I would like to share Robert's guinelines to become an MVP:

http://weblogs.asp.net/rmclaws/archive/2005/04/03/...

It still goes to the bottommost level and guides people on what to do and what not to do.

>>First of all, Most Valuable Professional (MVP) is not a certification., Its an Award!

Again thanks for bringing this point to the forefront. People often confuse MVP to be a certification. Microsoft should do something to clear this misnomer.

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noucktourno's picture

Hey guys, how many MVPs do you know? I have run into quiet a few of them and they are just MVP obsessives that are not that technically equipped. Also I have never met one that I consider to be highly intelligent.

I have more respect for a few people on this board for their technical knowledge than I do for the MVPs I've met (excluding all MS employees).

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