According to the latest "where in the world".. article in the lotus CLP private site, I'm one of 20 dual v6 PCLP (woops - sorry, "IBM Certified Advanced System Administrator / IBM Certified Advanced Application Developer". Doesnt another 100 letters sound grander?) in EMEA, and one of 53 in the world. The US only has 23. So - EMEA better at certification ? Or is the job market worse here than there ? (Oh , and poor latin McMerica: Nil Points).

On saying that - all sources (NamesFacesPlaces, Jobserve) seem to be pointing up. Phew. At last.