Goodbye 2015 and Welcome 2016. It is a great start to receive the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and being recognised for the amount of contributions to the IT communities. It is an honour to join the rank of about 4000 MVPs worldwide.
I would also like to share with everyone my journey of becoming a MVP.
What it took me to be a MVP?
- Focused on the technology where I have the most passion. (Eg. Upskilling by attending workshop or online courses, attaining certifications and researching MSDN or TechNet)
- Took responsibility of my technical solution and root cause resolution.
- Created high quality documentation internally (Eg. Within my company or organization) or externally (Eg. Blog, Book or TechNet Wiki).
- Mentored my peers with technical facts and references and constantly share what I have learnt recently.
- Conducted internal technical workshop (Eg. Within my company or organization).
- Contributed quality technical expertise (Eg. Configuration Best Practices and Software Coding) to the Information Technology (IT) community platform (Eg. Blog, Forum, Wiki or Webcast).
- Be consistent and become the leader in the technology.
- Lastly, be prepared to be judged by Microsoft Employees, MVPs and global IT communities.
These pointers do not guarantee anyone to get the MVP status (Including this article) but it is the right path to work towards in obtaining a MVP status. Through the perseverance on technology contributions to peers and wider communities, one will see light at the end of the tunnel. As Albert Einstein once said, “Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work”.