Looking back at 2009 I feel as though I was able to accomplish a fair amount. However, I didn’t really set out all that terribly many (professional) goals for myself in a public space. About the only one that I can think of, I failed to accomplish – to become certified in all three of the MCTS SQL Server Certifications. As it was, I was able to pass both the Database Development and Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance certifications. I have just finished reading the Implementation and Maintenance book and it will take me at least a few weeks to go back through the material and study up for the exam. I don’t feel that upset about not making all three certifications as I had a lot of unplanned for items that required my attention in the past few months. As such, I will set out the following goals for this year:
- Present at three or more professional events (User Group, SQL Saturday, SQL Lunch, etc)
- Have at least 30 technical blog posts (not counting conference or book reviews)
- Achieve the MCTS in the SQL 2008 Implementation and Maintenance
- Achieve the MCITP in SQL 2008 Database Developer
- Achieve the MCITP in SQL 2008 Business Intelligence Developer
- Read at least 6 Technical Books (SQL 2008 Internals, Mastering SQL Server Profiler, SQL Server Execution Plans, etc)
- Continue to Participate in the MSDN SQL Forums as both a Moderator and Answerer on a regular basis
- Publish a Technical Article
I don’t know if that is to much to ask. I know that it seems very small in comparison to a number of the other 2010 goals lists which I have seen over the past few weeks. If I seem to breeze through the majority of the list I will probably add more mid year, but somehow I don’t think that that will happen.
Here’s hoping 2010 is a good year for all.