Hi Folks,
I am new to the forum and I have a question that is bugging me...

Can anyone clarify once and for all if Microsoft certifications are vaild to give you those magic 50 points on the EOI form?
Myself, my wife, and the 2 kids are looking to apply for a PR asap.

I have 9 years experience in IT and the following qualifications...

MCSE Windows NT4
MCSE Windows 2000
MCSE Windows 2003 +Messaging (Exchange 2003)
MCDST - (Windows XP)
MCT - Microsoft Certified Trainer.

I have heard many different stories, does anyone have any hard facts to back it up?

In addition I have a job offer in Auckland but it is only for $48k which isnt enough to live on - besides we are more interested in Wellington / Christchurh.

Any and all help gladly received.
Many Thanks