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Passed Exam 70-452

I took and passed the Microsoft exam 70-452: Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008.  This completes my requirements for the certification Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Certifications for Microsoft SQL Server 2008. It is a good test with some great questions.  No more questions that required memorization of the minutiae of…

Passed Exam 70-445

I finally got around to taking the 70-445 exam, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence–Implementation and Maintenance, and got a passing score.  I was joking beforehand that my SQL Server Analysis Services and Data Mining knowledge might not carry me through.  But it happened to be sufficient, barely. Sadly, I’ve been “kind of” studying for…

Minnesota BI Special Interest Group (BI-SIG) – March Meeting

BI-SIG – Q1 2007 Meeting Wednesday, March 14th / 3:00 – 6:30 Microsoft Bloomington Offices Intelligent Business With Business Intelligence The inaugural meeting of the Microsoft Business Intelligence Special Interest Group (BI-SIG) in December was a huge success with over 120 attendees. Since then the organizational board has held several meetings, established committees, and planned…

SSAS: Beer and Diapers

So there’s this story: Some time ago, Wal-Mart decided to combine the data from its loyalty card system with that from its point of sale systems. The former provided Wal-Mart with demographic data about its customers, the latter told it where, when and what those customers bought. Once combined, the data was mined extensively and…

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