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The NEW Experts Exchange is almost here… @ExpertsExchange

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

The NEW Experts Exchange is almost here… New look. New direction. Same great tech … Experts Exchange (The Next Generation) is almost here.

Experts Exchange

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Andy is Nominated as an MVE! “The Best of The Best at Experts Exchange” @ExpertsExchange

Friday, December 20th, 2013

An Early Christmas Present, when I discovered yesterday evening, I’ve been nominated as an Experts Exchange MVE (Most Valuable Expert).

Introducing the Most Valuable Experts Gamma Class

Mark Wills, Site Administrator explains what a MVE is…

But in Summary..

Mark explains MVE’s are:-

“kind of un-sung hereos in many repects”
“single most important people that contribute to quality”
“stand out bunch”
“fairly elite”
“fairly exclusive”
“The Best of The Best at Experts Exchange”

Mark Wills, Site Administrator

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“The man. The crown jewel of EE. An immovable pillar of patience.” @ExpertsExchange

Monday, August 19th, 2013

eeple2An article written about me, which has been posted on the Experts Exchange Company Blog, it starts…

The man. The crown jewel of EE. An immovable pillar of patience. These are just a few of the names that Experts Exchange community members have bestowed upon Andrew Hancock (known on the site as hanccocka). While Andrew joined …..

You can read the full article here – EE’s Top Expert Pens Series of VMware for Beginners Articles

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I’m now a VMware Savant at @ExpertsExchange

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

It finally happened on the 1st May 2013. In the Gaming-World, I’ve leveled-up!


My Experts Exchange Savant Certificate


Before 1st May 2013: - VMware Prodigy


After 1st May 2013: Note change! VMware Savant

I’ve now joined a very exclusive club, it was going to happen sooner or later, I’m now a VMware Savant at As of this post, there are only 11 out of 119,793, and I’m now number 12! Here are the other Experts and their Zones.

angelIII – MS SQL Server

capricorn1 – Microsoft Access Database

Sembee – Exchange Email Server

mlmcc – Crystal Reports Software

objects – Java Programming Language

Ray_Paseur – PHP Scripting Language

rorya – Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Software

CEHJ – Java Programming Language

zorvek – Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Software

CodeCruiser – Microsoft Visual Basic.Net

DatabaseMX– Microsoft Access Database

and finally me!

hanccocka – VMware (yes the 1st VMware Savant!)

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@ExpertsExchange introduce New Experts Ranks: Ace and Prodigy

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

I was quite surprised to receive two emails from Experts Exchange late last night, Congratulations, you have earned a new rank! and noticed my new Eeple (avatar).


Experts Exchange have introduced two new Ranks

Prodigy – 5,000,000 points

Ace – 3,000, 000 points

see here for details

So, I now have two new ranks,

Prodigy – VMware (the 1st Expert!), Ace – Virtualisation (the 1st Expert!), I also get two new T-Shirts for these as well!


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hanccocka is hooked on @ExpertsExchange

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

My Bio has recently been published on the Experts Exchange Company Blog

it reads…

Andrew Hancock (a.k.a- hanccocka) first joined Experts Exchange in 2003 at the prompting of another Experts Exchange expert, Richard Quadling.

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I’ve levelled up today @ExpertsExchange, now my Member Rank is a Savant

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

A belated birthday present, and today I became the 33rd Savant at Experts Exchange.

You become a Savant, when you hit 10,000,000 points. No T-Shirt, you only get a T-Shirt for Zones, so I’m a little way off from that prestigious Savant in VMware! Stay tuned!

So my Badge has changed from


to this:-


Some other Experts Exchange statistics, last year my end of year overall point score was 4,688,803, this year I’ve passed that already, and currently at 5,148,594

Not bad, since I started answering questions just under two years ago, in December 2010.

Greetings to @demazter (Glen) at #35, and @alanhardisty (Alan) at #37. Two exceptional UK based Experts!

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Congratulations! You’ve earned lifetime membership to EE

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

I’ve just received an email from Experts Exchange, it reads

Welcome to the 5 Million Point Club.
You’ve done it: you’ve earned enough points to become one of the founding members of our Five-Million Point Club. You’re among an elite group of experts who will have a membership to Experts Exchange for life.
Thank you for your generous contributions! Here’s to many more productive, exciting years solving technology problems together.

and I’ve got a new badge to display….

Lifetime Member

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8th Annual Experts Awards – Expert of the Year 2011 – Andy’s Platinum Plated Trophies – @ExpertExchange

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

The Annual Expert Awards are announced at the beginning of each year to celebrate the best Experts throughout the years from a competitive field of Experts worldwide at Experts Exchange.


The award winner in each category receives the following:

  • Top Expert Shirt
  • Platinum Plated Trophy
  • Expert Awards Badge

I believe the Trophy is a cast of the original hard drive which recorded the first Question/Answer at Experts Exchange. Each Trophy weighs approx 2kg.

I was the Award winner in the following

  • Expert of the Year – The expert who earned the most points throughout the year.
  • Juggernaut – The expert that answered the most questions throughout the year.
  • The Ally – The expert who earned the most assist points throughout the year.

and this is what you receive from Experts Exchange if you are lucky enough on Being The Best of the Best!



oh, and a wardrobe full of Expert Exchange T-Shirts!

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Experts Exchange goes dark! Due to EE Upgrade to EEv10! Back Soon! 8pm PST

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Taking a break whilst Experts Exchange Upgrades to EEv10! So if you currently visit the site, you’ll be greeted with:-


still top after 8 months!

still top after 8 months!

So, before the site went dark for it’s upgrade, I’m still Top after 8 months! and here are some of my EE Articles

VMware Articles

VMware Articles

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