Continuing the SQL MCM Profile series, meet Brian Jackson:
Brian Jackson is a Delivery Architect at Microsoft Consulting Services who specializes in Business Intelligence and OLTP solutions. In his consulting role, he works with many of the largest corporations to design and deliver BI solutions using Analysis Services, SharePoint, Reporting Services and the SQL Server database engine with a focus on very large databases, dimensional modeling and database migrations.
Over the course of his 18 year career, Brian has worked extensively with Oracle, Teradata, DB2, and Informix in addition to SQL Server. He began his career as a mainframe assembler programmer for the US Air Force on the IBM 370. As a software developer he progressed from assembler programming to client server using C with Oracle on the AIX platform and Visual Basic 3.0 for Windows development. Later, he focused on web development using ASP, COM and later .NET. During his shift to web development on the Microsoft platform, he also began to shift his primary database platform from Oracle to SQL Server beginning with version 7.0.
Brian has a passion for learning and certification and has held various Microsoft certifications since 1998, including the Microsoft Certified Trainer where he taught SQL Server 2000 courses. He has served as a subject matter expert for the SQL 2005 Business Intelligence Developer exams (70-445 and 70-446). He has also served as a subject matter expert for the validation and congruency phase of development for the SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master 2008 knowledge exam.
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