Last summer I finally decided to take the CLD exam. Other things interfered, and it took a while to decide when I'd have time to prep for the test and take it. But I finally took it early in February - that's the main reason I didn't post anything on this blog in January.
I just found out I passed. I was pretty sure I did well, but it was nice to get the confirmation. I'm very busy until after the weekend, but I hope to post about the experience in more detail in the next week or so (hence the "part 1" title). In particular, I'll discuss preparations and the actual test experience.