Author Archives: Eric Wisdahl

Looking back at 2013

Looking back at my list of 30000 foot goals, it seems that I have put forward goals that I will work towards that are hard to measure.  A lot of them are more geared toward social aspects that it would … Continue reading

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MCSE: Data Platform

So, on a much quicker note, since it was a much quicker test for me, I went and took the upgrade test to complete my MCSE: Data Platform certification. I did this after looking at the list of skills measured … Continue reading

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70-463 – Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

This is the test that I was going to breeze through.  I knew SSIS front to back, and all I had to learn was the new 2012 stuff.  I figured at most a few days of studying, and the majority … Continue reading

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70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

This morning I passed the 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases exam.  I feel quite happy with this accomplishment for many reasons, least of which is being woken up at 2 AM by my son and not being able … Continue reading

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The (In)Equality of the spaces

Today I’d like to talk about an issue I ran into over the past week… It isn’t the first time that I have seen this, but it apparently didn’t sink in well enough the last time.  The issue has to … Continue reading

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Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server 2012

Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server 2012 is written by Ted Krueger (@onpnt) and Jason Strate (@stratesql) – two guys who I’ve known for a few years now.  They’re fun and knowledgeable and if you ever run into them at … Continue reading

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70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

So, I had made the decision to go for the new certifications.  The next decision to be made was which to take first.  I looked over the areas of focus for each of the tests some more and decided to … Continue reading

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More Certifications? But why?

I have decided to pursue the new-ish Microsoft SQL Server Certifications this year as one of my goals.  The certifications are the ones’ which most people refer to as the 2012 certifications but which have not been labeled as such … Continue reading

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A look back at 2012 and a short look forward

2012 was a great year for more reasons than I can possibly list.  It was not, however, a great year for blogging or following through with my goals for the year. Some highlights: Had another great year with my Wife … Continue reading

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Data Quality Assessment (Arkady Maydanchik)

Overview Overall this is a very strong look into data quality assessment. In it, we examine several subjects including: What is meant by data quality Defining our data through collection of general meta data Profiling our data to see what … Continue reading

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