Friday, 16 July 2010

Being Certified



Charlie approves my Certificate certifying that I am now certifiably competent with the use of computer applications.

ECDL stands for European Computer Driving Licence. Ahem.

Excel Spreadsheets? Pah! Word 2007? Double Pah! Voice Over Internet Protocols? Eh?

We had a small ceremony in a pokey room in the basement of our workplace. Our names were called and we each had to shake hands with the Head of Staff Development and Training before he gave us our certificates.

This was followed by a sandwich and orange juice buffet.

Oh I live the high life!

Yet it was six intensive weeks of tests, handbook courseworks and lotsa exams - and all done in my lunch hour and in any spare time I could find during work.

So I'm very chuffed with this small success!

Have a fizzy Friday everyone! May you all celebrate the little triumphs in your lives!!!

36 comments:

m.q said...

wow...congratulations!!!!
(=^_^=)

Brian said...

Well congratulations to you, I think you might be the first certified human friend I have! Hello Charlie!

Kea said...

Congratulations, Jennifer! A HUGE pat on the back for that. That deserves cake and champagne. :-)

Smooches to gorgeous Charlie!

Ann Best said...

Many, many congratulations!

Sandwich and orange juice buffet. You really do live the "high life." !!

Have a high Friday. Jen and I aren't quite there but will be in a few hours. She says HI.

Amparo Ortiz said...

Congratulations! I can't do ONE THING on that list!

I'll be toasting to your awesomeness over here!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Congrats on the certification! That is pretty cool! I mean, it sounds like a lot of work but it is great that you know how to use all those now and can prove it if you have to (without having to turn on a computer of course).

wildcatwoodscats said...

Congrats to you - sound slike a pretty intense course!

Katnip Lounge said...

Certified is better than certifiable...isn't it?

I will have a tot of rum in your honor! SALUD!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Now we know who to call when we don't know something techy...

Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations! It's an accomplishment that you worked hard to achieve, so I'm chuffed too. (That's the first time I've ever used "chuffed". I hope I used it correctly.)

I'm glad Charlie approves.

Have a great weekend! Enjoy your continued birthday festivities.

The Chair Speaks said...

Congrats on being certified! :)

Thanks for the waves and waves of healing purrs. Pebble is much better. Will post her update on coming Tuesday.
Thanks for jolting my memory about Pebble's baby. It's a sad story and a tad long. Let me look for his photos first before writing.

fairyhedgehog said...

Congratulations! Now you can give all of us advice on our techie issues!

Joanne Fox said...

Well done - it looks a very posh certificate! I'm hopeless with all this I.T. stuff. Perhaps I should do a course too!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Well done my friend! And so good that Charlie approves too!

Brigid said...

Congrats! Sandwiches and orange juice? Crack open some champagne.

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Orange and sandwich buffet? I hope it was freshly squeezed OJ... :) I like Charlie certifies your certificate--CONGRATS!! OK--I'm in the faraway dry land of Texas--What are you certified to do? Sounds intense and like you had to study hard--something Tommy could learn from YOU!

Noir

Hannah and Lucy said...

Stingy bosses - you should have had wine at least unless that would have made it necessary to be breathalised in case you were drunk in charge of your desk and chair!!
Hi Charlie - you're lucky to have a clever mum.

Simon Kewin said...

Fantastic, many congratulations. I've worked as a software developer for many years and I don't have one of those!

Bossy Betty said...

People have told me I was certifiable, but you got the paper and everything!

Congratulations!!! Please give me love to Charlie who no doubt gets some credit for this achievement as well!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

You won something over at my blog. :)

stacy said...

Um, that actually sounds like a big accomplishment. Congrats!!!!

Marg said...

Congratulations, that is just fantastic. We didn't know one could become certified. Well done and Charlie is impressed too. We certainly will give you a toast later on today. The cats will lift their paws to you. Donkeys will lift their hooves and goat too. Dogs will lift their paws and Mom will lift her glass.
Have a great week end.

Ellie said...

Congratulations! Break open the bubbly.

Sammy and Andy said...

Kudos to you!!!!!!!!

We love you and Charlie. xxxxxxxxx

Hart Johnson said...

Congrats to you! I bet it will make stuff much more efficient... at least until all that software changes again. ;)

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on your big accomplishment, Jenn; we know Charlie is impressed too=maybe you guys should use the weekend to celebrate together!!...kitty kisses to handsome Charlie...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

ABBY said...

Concats on being awarded your certificate!
We all hope it came with a bit of a reward in your paycheck!
Break out the bubbly!!

Hi Charlie
purrs
Abby

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hampshireflyer said...

Oh well done - and that's more of a ceremony than I got with mine... we just had to come down to the IT dept and pick the certificate up before they chucked it away! :)

Lola Sharp said...

CONGRATS!! *throws confetti*

HAPPY weekend! :)
Love,
Lola

Justine Dell said...

I love kitties! Love your blog! ;-)

~JD

The Creek Cats said...

Concatulations on the certificate!!

Al said...

Congratulations on your achievement!
Thanks for the post so funny!

laughingwolf said...

gooder!

in only just certifiable... aka nuts :P

Kat_RN said...

Congratulations, now I know who to ask :) I bet the OJ and sandwiches tasted great, I hope so. Charlie should be proud.
Kat & Spontaneous

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations! I'm sure it was a lot of hard work and it's a good career skill. You should be very proud and happy, and I know Charlie is proud of you too!