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Significant Achievements

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As a few of you know, I took the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM): SQL Server 2008 lab at this year’s PASS Summit.  Now, I’ve been working on this certification for a while.  With the knowledge exam, I failed before retaking and passing.  A couple months later, I took the lab and failed that, learning that […]

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SQL MCM Study Group

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Over the last few days, you may have noticed that there’s been a bit of talk about a SQL Server MCM Study Group.  In fact, Robert Davis (Blog | @SQLSoldier) tweeted about it the other day when he provided some sample corrupt databases. You may be wondering, what is this study group on yammer?  Let’s […]

Not. Quite. There. This Time I Failed the Lab

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Since I’ve been blogging about my progress through the SQL Server MCM certification, it makes sense to follow-up with my latest failure.  If you’re new to these posts, check out my posts on failing, retaking, and then passing the SQL Server MCM Knowledge exam. Took the Lab A couple weeks back, after some prodding from […]

MCM: To pass, or not to pass

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I’ve been counting down the days until I get the score from my second attempt at the SQL Server MCM written exam.  When I last took it, I knew there were some areas that I didn’t know the answers.  But for the vast majority of the exam I felt good.  In fact, I felt that […]

MCM Exam – Take 2

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Yesterday, I went in for my re-take of the MCM written exam.  If you recall, I failed the exam last time.  I did a great job of failing, in fact, and only received a 522 on the exam.  I didn’t share my score previously because it was a bit embarrassing.  And honestly, I wasn’t sure […]

MCM Live Blog – Week January 10

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Week five and it seems like time is going by faster than I had expected it would.  As I mentioned in the first post, I’ve already failed this exam once and am not really up for failing again. This week our MCM study group has decided to read the following items and discuss them at […]

MCM Live Blog – Week January 3

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Surprisingly it’s now my fourth week of blogging about the things that I’m doing to study for the MCM exam.  The holidays are finally over.  Client deployments are theoretically over.  Now I am hoping to button down and get to some real hardcore studying.  As I mentioned in the first post, I’ve already failed this […]

MCM Live Blog – Week December 27

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Time for the third week of blogging about the things that I’m doing to study for the MCM exam. Last week wasn’t too spectacular – with the holidays and all I was pretty lazy on the studying.  The formatting issues did get fixed, so if you see anything messed up send me a message.  As […]

MCM Live Blog – Week December 20

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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 […]