Might be of interest to anyone thats DCSE certified, Dell has now changed\nthe way it offers DCSE certification and it is now only availble to Dell\nWarranty Providors\n\nthe full information is here\n[URL]http://www.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/global/shared/services/tnc/ddet_faq?c=us&l=en&s=biz[/URL]\n\nand a couple of relevent answers from it\n\n2. Can I choose to remain in the Dell Certified Systems Expert (DCSE)\nProgram if I am not associated with a Dell Service Provider (DSP)?\na.. No. The DCSE program will remain active only for Dell Service\nProviders.\n\n\nNon Dell Warranty Service Providors must register for the Dell DDET programm\n\nwill this give you a recognised qulification? NO see below\n\nWhat benefits does DDET provide?\na.. DDET is an accreditation of knowledge only and does not provide\nspecial benefits to technicians or a recognized industry certification.\nCustomers must be part of a larger Dell program such as Dell ProSupport for\nIT to perform work on Dell systems without affecting the warranty (training\nand certification required). Through Dell ProSupport for IT, you and your IT\nstaff can receive Dell training and certification in order to qualify for\nFast-Track Dispatch, where you can bypass basic troubleshooting to order\nparts and/or labor when you already know what the issue is.\nwhat is the cost for DDET? What is included?a.. The price of DDET is\n9 per technician per year. This covers all three of the DDET exams:\nDell Training for Desktop Systems\nDell Training for Notebook Systems\nDell Training for PowerEdgeTM Systems\n\nand my own favourite\n\nWhat benefits are associated with DDETa.. DDET is intended for\npersonal enrichment only and does not provide special benefits to individual\ntechnicians.