Last year (and this year too) I had set the goal to renew my certification. I failed miserably at it last year with the exception that I at least bought the vouchers and did a little bit of studying. I never really set some time aside to achieve that goal. Things are a bit different this year.
I am finally taking that plunge. I have scheduled my first exam (70-432) for Friday morning. If things go as planned, I will be taking 70-433 next week. I am currently studying for the 70-433 exam because I feel comfortable with the 70-432 material.
One thing I don’t like about the process is availability of testing sites. Years ago when I did my first round of certifications on SQL 2000, there were tons of testing centers. Now, there are only four such centers in all of Utah – none of them within an hours drive of me.