You’ve come to realize that being angry at the company for a business decision really doesn’t accomplish anything. You know there’s no use in trying to bargain with them to change their minds. You’ve gotten past the depressed feeling that you might never find another job after devoting a big chunk of your career to learning ISA/TMG.
Now comes the final step: acceptance of the inevitable. Part of acceptance is moving on with your life. In doing that, you might be looking at developing new skills to propel you into the next phase. And you might be considering getting new IT certifications toward that end.
Before you spend a lot of money on certification prep materials, be sure to check out this article by Ed Tittel, the king of IT Certs: