Tag Archive for Certification

Cry, Baby, Cry! Failing the MCM Test

Two things happened to me this morning.  First, I woke up and took the written test for the SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master.  Second, I failed said exam.  While that might be a circumstance for pity, we should all be glad. Where’s the bar? First off, the exam is tough.  Anyone that thought that the…

The SQL Server MCM Training Has Changed

One thing that stuck out for me at the PASS Summit was the changes announced for the SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) Program.  The MCM program is Microsoft’s upper tier database administration certification.  It is aimed at providing a validation of skills and knowledge for those with 5 or more years experience with SQL…

Free Brains… I Mean Beta Exams

Part of being in the technology industry requires a constant dedication to learning.  The world is a constantly changing place and the things you know today aren’t going to be cutting edge tomorrow.  Those that stay in place and don’t change with the times can sometimes appear to be zombies.  Just drooling along from one…