Certified Master Stories: Aleksandar Draskovic

We’re kicking off a new and continuing series of posts for our program today that I hope you find both valuable and enjoyable. One of the most common requests I get from prospective MCSMs about the program is for testimonials explaining the value of the program. No one delivers that better than those who’ve been…


Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master – Sean Gallardy

Sean has been working exclusively with SQL Server since 2008. His first foray into the world of SQL Server was migrating a databasefrom another RDBMS system to SQL Server 2005. Decided having liked SQL Server he pursued a career as a DBA as hasn’t looked back. Sharing knowledge, learning, and helping others learn is part of…


Introducing our latest Windows 2008 R2 Microsoft Certified Master – Amarpal Attwal

Amarpal started in the IT sector as a helpdesk administrator and combined with hard work and dedication along with persistence managed to sit and pass various MCP exams opening the door to promotions starting from desktop engineer through to Active Directory Architect.   Have led many teams in the engineering function for previous employers and now…

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Changes to MCM SQL Server 2008 Exam retake policy

Due to the upcoming retirement of our MCM exams, and our desire to provide our candidates with enough time to complete the process thatthey have invested in heavily, effective immediately the following changes are being put into place. If you are retaking an MCM exam for the first time (i.e. you have taken once and…


The Microsoft Certified Solutions Master: Data Platform Knowledge Exam is available for registration today!

Microsoft Learning announces the release of the first Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) certification. The MCSM: Data Platform certification provides validation and recognition of deep technical expertise on Microsoft SQL Server technologies to IT Professionals world-wide. Companies who employ individuals holding an MCSM: Data Platform certification can be confident that they have the technical depth…


Introducing our latest SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master – Jameel Ahmed

Jameel has an extensive background in best practices,performance monitoring & tuning, high availability, disaster recovery, and Business Intelligence solutions. He loves a challenge and prides on creating innovative solutions by using an arsenal of technologies at his disposal. He has also written a few articles for SQL Server Magazine. Jameel has been working with SQL…