The Certification Shuffle

Last weekend, I passed the last test needed to upgrade my MCTS: SQL Server 2008 certification to the MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification. I still need to take one more exam to upgrade my MCITP: Database Administrator 2008 to the MCSE: Data Platform certification. I’ll  probably do this, but I’m not sure I’ll continue with […]

Microsoft Certification Changes

The big news last week was the announcement from Microsoft that they are changing their certifications.  In a nutshell, the MCTS and MCITP certifications are ending with SQL Server 2008. Going forward, the new certifications will be called Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). (I think the “MCSE” terminology is […]

My Path To Certification

Apparently, there is some controversy on the internet about the value of obtaining a Microsoft certification (and certifications in general, I suppose). I’ve never really followed it or even read anything about it online. I had come to my own conclusions about it and that was that. For the longest time, I felt certifications were […]