MCM Live Blog – Week December 20

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Watching videos?! Su-ure!

Time for the second week of blogging about the things that I’m doing to study for the MCM exam.  It seemed to go pretty good last week except for the whole screwing up the TweetMeme and ShareThis plugins on my blog.  As I mentioned in the first post, I’ve already failed this exam once and am not really up for failing again.

The overall plan for this week is to focus on reading.  The deployments from last week are done and there should be a lull in client requests.

Below will be all of the things of interest that I do while studying.  Feel free to steal the ideas since that’s why they are there.  Hopefully this will also provide some background on the depth of knowledge needed to complete this certification.

MCM Notes

Mon - 18:42

Seems there’s a new #SQL Server #mcm forum -

Mon - 22:44

Listening to #SQL #Azure #MCM video again.

Tue - 20:51

Read again… #sql #raid

Tue - 21:07

Watching the Locking #MCM video –

Wed - 21:47

Watched DAS vs SAN and Baselining videos omw to see @dancem0m #mcmprep

Sun - 21:58

Looks like with Christmas and the holidays my #mcmprep has been a bit lax.

Mon - 12:47

Long commute – listened to @BrentO #MCMPrep sessions this morning – Baselining and Benchmarking, Clustering Introduction, SQLOS

  • Aaron Nelson (@SQLva

    @StrateSQL Nice. I'm re-watching @AdamMachanic 's X-Events from last year. #MCMPrep

  • Aaron Nelson (@SQLva

    @StrateSQL oh, and I just finished coding a nice new #PowerShell script to restore databases using a 3rd party backup compression software

  • Selcin Turkarslan (@

    @StrateSQL So glad to see this. Happy holidays.

  • Brent Ozar (@BrentO)

    @StrateSQL How'd it go? Any feedback? #MCMPrep

  • Brent Ozar (@BrentO)

    @StrateSQL You can tell me you knew all that stuff already and I won't be offended. You're a smart fella. :-D #MCMPrep

  • Todd James McDonald

    @StrateSQL @BrentO I'm having problems getting the videos to run. Anyone else experiencing this?