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Original Song Title:

"YMCA"

Original Performer:

The Village People

Parody Song Title:

"MCSE"

Parody Written by:

Alex Morris

The Lyrics

A few years back I obtained both Windows NT and Windows 2000 MCSE qualifications. At the time I was deluded enough to think that this made me an ├╝ber-geek. Since then I've come to realise that nothing could have been further from the truth and I've learned more since passing those exams than I ever did beforehand. This parody is a homage to my younger, more foolish, self.
Windows is a right royal pain
I say, Windows has just blue-screened again
I say, Windows causes aches in my brain
Although I'm certified, you see

Windows' Active Directory
Just confuses, puzzles and baffles me
'Cause I never configured an AD
I just read it in the textbooks

You wouldn't know I'm an MCSE
You wouldn't know I'm an MCSE
I read all the braindumps, took every mock exam
Even memorised all the crams
You wouldn't know I'm an MCSE
You wouldn't know I'm an MCSE
'Cause there's no substitute for learning while at work
Then I wouldn't be such a jerk

I think that paper means I'm smart
A real genius, truly a breed apart
Now I walk round with my hand on my LART*
And now everyone must kowtow

To my technological skills
I should realise I'm no more than a shill
For the vendors who want to make a kill-
-ing on selling to the masses

You wouldn't know I'm an MCSE
You wouldn't know I'm an MCSE
I read all the braindumps, took every mock exam
Even memorised all the crams
You wouldn't know I'm an MCSE
You wouldn't know I'm an MCSE
'Cause there's no substitute for learning while at work
Then I wouldn't be such a jerk

You might think that I'm an expert
If you don't know just how little it's worth
Because anyone can come by this cert
Just by clicking a few buttons

When will there be a third party
Which will measure my skills objectively
So the masses know that they can trust me
To have some idea what to do

You wouldn't know I'm an MCSE
You wouldn't know I'm an MCSE
I read all the braindumps, took every mock exam
Even memorised all the crams

MCSE
You wouldn't know I'm an MCSE
I know, I know I need to learn much more
I know, I know my skills are really poor

MCSE
I'm just a paper MCSE
I know, I know that I'm just a big fraud
I know, I know that you shouldn't be awed

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* Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool, also known as a clue-by-four. A means of imparting knowledge to users.

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Rick C - June 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Very well done! 555
Phil Alexander - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Worth reading just for inclusion of a LART... not remembered to use one of them for a while ;-) And I've definitely known MCSEs like this - a standard of certification would be really useful, but one that actually guarantees you can do the job would be preferable ;-)
Stuart McArthur - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
nicely done, Alex - 555
Mark Lyon - August 20, 2006 - Report this comment
MCSE does not teach you anything i agree with that,but MCSE is a certification,i work with google in their gmail team.I had the technical "know how" when i applied but lacked the certification,so they wouldn't even let me enter the server room,beacuse they didn't trusted me in a sense. That not only with google but any other major company they got to know that you arn't just a joker.

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