Everyone is both relieved and also stressed for the next test. We are now working on 290, Windows 2003 server. It's more limited in the range of things you discuss, but deeper in detail. And it also is hitting points that many folks have never played with or had to address in their environment.
The test is tomorrow.
Then the next test (291) is the day after that.
Back again into the fray we go. There is the sense once again of impending doom, of know that there are things you don't know.
The interesting thing is seeing people apply themselves. Class starts at 8:30 and ends at 5:00. People are in the lab by 7:30 and stay until midnight. There is nothing else on people's minds. The sense of purpose and focus is supremely singlular.
If only businesses could figure out how to foster this feeling, and then use it when needed (but only when needed). The mind boggles at the mere idea.