Category Archives: Certification

Certification Updates for SQL Server 2014

Info from Microsoft on how the MCSA and MCSE certifications will be altered for SQL Server 2014: In reviewing the SQL Server 2014 product, the Microsoft Learning Experiences team determined that the new features focus on performance tuning and high … Continue reading

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Microsoft Certified Master program killed

The Certified Master and Architect community was collectively notified Friday, August 30, at 10PM PST that the Certified Master (MCM/MCSM) and Certified Architect (MCA) programs are dead.  The email transcript has been reported by Neil Johnson.  For those of you who … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012: Certification Upgrade Info

As a follow-up to my SQL Server 2012: New Certification Info, Microsoft Learning has announced the certification tracks for the SQL Server 2012 exams.  There are new names for the certifications: Your first step is to achieve Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA). If … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012: New Certification Info

As a follow-up to my posts SQL Server “Denali”: New Certifications and SQL Server 2012: New Certifications, there are now final details coming out about the SQL Server 2012 certifications.  The major news: UPDATE: Anyone can take the beta exams for free.  Just … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012: New Certifications

As a follow-up to my post SQL Server “Denali”: New Certifications, the seven exams for SQL Server 2012 are: Querying Microsoft SQL Server (70-461) [BI and DBA] (info) (course) Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (70-462) [DBA] (info) Developing Microsoft … Continue reading

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SSAS Maestro Program (or SQL BI MCM)

There is a very interesting new Microsoft program that started back in January, called the SSAS Maestro Program.  It is a five-day, deep-dive course on Analysis Services 2008 R2 that gives architects and consultants the education and hands-on experience needed to deliver the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Certifications and MVP’s – What are they?

I take it for granted that everyone knows all about Microsoft certifications and Microsoft MVP’s.  But a few years ago, I had no idea what they were.  I had seen a few people list Microsoft certifications on their résumé, but … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012 (“Denali”): New Certifications

According to the post SQL Server “Denali” Experts–We Need You! that asks for your feedback on the Microsoft certifications for the next version of SQL Server, there will be seven exams: Four certification exams are planned for SQL Server 2012, code … Continue reading

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