What do you guys think about the Cicerone program? Im not talking about the first level server certificate but the more advanced levels and the master cicerone Level. I am currently in school at the University of Houston for Hotel and Restaurant Management. I plan to be working in the hospitality industry and more specifically in the Bar/Restaurant side of things. I do have a place in the city where I am planning to open a Craft beer and wine bar, the location has already been purchased and is in a great area in the city. I want to focus on both beer in wine because there are either great beer bars that serve little or no wine, or great wine bars that serve little or no beer. People who love wine are just as enthusiastic about their wine as we are about our beer. I will be placing great emphasis on both beer and wine, having a cellar for both the beer and wine that will be visible to the guests to some extent. I also plan to have to different rooms for kegs at two different temperatures and will also be cellaring kegs I believe will get better with age. Sorry to get sidetracked but I guess it's the reason for me wanting to pursue a Cicerone Certification. This is my last semester in school and I am taking wine appreciation class and am going to take my first level sommelier test in November. I do plan to keep on studying and expanding my wine knowledge in the future. I enjoy beer and after I get my first level sommelier certification, I will begin studying for the first level Cicerone test and the the advanced levels as well. Now the question I was trying to get at, what do you guys think about this program? Is it credible? How hard are the tests? I have heard the first level server Cicerone certificate is fairly easy but what about the second level and the Master Cicerone level?