MCM Preperations - how it's going

Since the announcement in November 2010 that the MCM SQL Server 2008 Training program had been revamped, read more on that here
http://www.sqlskills.com/BLOGS/PAUL/post/Big-changes-to-the-MCM-program-and-how-SQLskills-can-help-you.aspx

Experienced SQL Professionals now have more opportunity to undertake this advanced certification,
Where they previously might not have been able to undertake for a variety of reasons, {time, money, location etc..}

With a few announcements of those who has recently undertaken & passed the revamped MCM SQL Server 2008 Program
Denny Cherry & Maciej Pilecki (Well done to both Denny & Maciej on achieving their MCM status)

So I decided back in November 2010 to personally undertake the training needed to prepare me for taking the knowledge exam & lab
I thought that during this extensive "training period" I was planning to complete and the extensive material I would be covering

I wanted an efficient And portable way to track my notes
Hence I decided to put together an online notes on this using OneNote (via Skydrive), I can review, edit it online as well as in the offline application
OneNote 2010 @ http://cid-c2dc5b5a2f112857.office.live.com/view.aspx/SQL%20MCM%20Training/SQL%20MCM%20Training
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/master-sql-path.aspx

In January their website was updated and this included this new following section  - which includes a link to my online OneNote training resource

17.5 Third-party readiness resources
Microsoft does not sponsor or endorse the following listed sites or their services or products. However, these resources may be able to provide you with advanced-level preparation.
• MCM: SQL Server online training (SQLskills.com)
• MCM: SQL Server training notes (community blog and resource site)
• #mcmprep hash tag (twitter.com) 

I don’t know if anyone will use this resource outside me, but I hope it will be useful to some in their training efforts (even if not taking the MCM Exams
Finally good luck to all who do undertake these exams - I'm a way off still but having a blast in my training efforts
Even going to be treating myself to a cruise soon for all the hard effort, but it is a www.sqlcruise.com after all

Published 17 February 2011 00:06 by NeilHambly
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Comments

17 February 2011 07:24 by jamiet

# re: MCM Preperations - how it's going

This is great stuff Neil. Thank you for taking the time to make notes and thank you again for making them public.