I’m now a SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master

What a day, well what a week really. I found out last week that I passed the Microsoft Certified Master Exam and that I needed to decide to sit the Lab part next. I decided to get it done in a few days of down time I have before going to the MVP summit so scheduled it for today.

Five and half hours later I had finished, after a few visits to the toilet. (lesson learnt don’t drink too much during your lab).

The lab is marked by humans which I think is a great thing given the various ways of doing things in SQL Server.

I’ve know been told I have passed and so I am now the newest MCM kid on the block.

I will be blogging about the experience as others have done over the next few weeks, probably after the MVP Summit.

What I will say is that I did a post about a year ago about how easy the mcm http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/simons/archive/2010/04/06/sql-server-mcm-is-too-easy.aspx . In it Brent comments he states that people that cram for the lab didn’t succeed, and that is something now I will wholeheartedly confirm. Not everyone knows everything and the lab allows for that, but you need to know how everything works even if you don’t know how to do it. If you don’t you won’t have enough time.

I hope to be helping more people become MCMs in the UK and elsewhere so keep posted if you are interested, of drop me an email http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/simons/contact.aspx

Published Monday, February 21, 2011 10:05 PM by simonsabin
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:58 AM by DavidWimbush

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Congratulations, Simon. Well done.

Friday, February 25, 2011 3:46 PM by jagt70

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Congrats Simon! quite an achievement!

Jag