MCM on Life Support

Good news everybody.  October 1st is no longer the day that the MCM was prescribed to die.  The Microsoft Certified Master is now on life support until December 31st, 2013.  Which means that the Jan […]

Rare Species, Extinction and the MCM

As of 11:04 PM MST ( -6 UTC ), the Microsoft Certified Master along with the other certifications in the Advanced certification series at Microsoft joined the ranks of the Panda on the Rare and […]

MCM Road Less Traveled

I began this post back in October of 2012 after learning that I had passed the SQL Server 2008 MCM Knowledge exam.  I had set it aside in hopes of polishing it off after my […]

Lions and Tigers and Bears…

Last Thursday I found myself on a journey of sorts.  There weren’t any lions or tigers or bears, but there were plenty of “Oh My”‘s. It all began on a dark and gloomy night.  Well, […]

Do you Dream?

You ever have those nights consumed by all things SQL? I do.  It happens more than I might like sometimes.  Usually it happens when there is a work problem that I am trying to solve. […]

MCITP: 4 Down 0 To Go

Yay.  I finally took the plunge and decided to take Exam 70-451.  This is the MCITP exam for the SQL 2008 Dev track. Frankly, I had taken my time with this one because I was a […]

70-450 Study Guide

In my last post concerning my certification journey I said I may post a study guide.  I have thought it over and a sweetened condensed version of some of the topics covered would prove helpful. […]

MCITP: 3 Down 1 To Go

Despite my desire to do one exam a week in pursuit of the MCITP Certifications for DBA and Developer in SQL 2008, other things came up that have slowed me down considerably.  It was only […]

MCITP: 2 Down 2 to go

It’s time for the weekly update.  Much like last week, we had more issues with taking this exam today.  I scheduled exam 70-433 for first thing in the morning at a “private” test center.  The […]

MCITP 1 Down 3 To Go

Yesterday I posted a quick blurb about my certification plans this year.  Well, ok not full blown plans , but you get the gist.  I announced that I would be taking an exam this morning. […]