Tag Archives: Professional Development

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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SQL Saturday #74 Recap and SQL Rally

Only one post this week as I am extremely busy at the moment.  I’ll do a quick recap SQL Saturday #74 and give some exciting news.  Unfortunately, my camera died sometime right before lunch.  Oh well: First up, the quick … Continue reading

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DBA Survivor

DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA is an introductory psuedo-technical book which takes a look at some of the things you will need to look for when you are becoming a DBA. It tackles such things as what to … Continue reading

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UnSQL 001 – Personal / Professional Branding

NOTE: The MidnightDBAs are starting a new series for community blogging activities devoted to items which are ancillary or tangential to SQL.  The first topic to be discussed is Branding.  Prior to approximately five years ago I had never really … Continue reading

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Goals Update and Plans

Since this is very near the mid-point of the year, I think it is a good time to review some of my stated goals.  I am glad to state that I am well on my way to meeting a few … Continue reading

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Bad Blogger and SQL Saturdays

OK, so I guess I’m not very good at blogging… I often forget to post anything for long stretches at a time.  About the only thing that I can say is that I will attempt to do better in the … Continue reading

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MCTS 2008 Implementation and Maintenance

As of a little bit earlier today, I’m one step closer to completing my goals for 2010.  I took the MCTS SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance certification and passed.  To me, this certification was a bit more difficult as … Continue reading

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2010 Goals

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 … Continue reading

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MCTS Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance

I passed the exam for the BI Development and Maintenance this morning so I’m now MCTS two times over!  This test felt a little different than the database development test.  It was fifty questions long, although it stated that there … Continue reading

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