70-464 – Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases

I've just finished writing 70-464. As I commented at the end, I found the overall quality of the exam lower than the first three I wrote. Owing to the non-disclosure I sign for every one, I can't talk about specifics, but there were numerous typos, product references were wrong, and in some cases, I read … Continue reading 70-464 – Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases

Revision for SQL Server 2012 Exams

I've been revising something wicked for my upcoming exams. There are some very useful resources on the web, including the Virtual Labs from Microsoft, demonstrating new features in SQL Server 2012. I was also shocked by the number of "braindump" sites, and even more shocking (but somehow not surprising, given that I come from a … Continue reading Revision for SQL Server 2012 Exams

My first week of three with SQLskills Immersion Events

There are words that can accurately describe how I'm feeling right now. These would include exhausted, drained, tired, sleepy, somnolent, and soporific. Then there are other words that can describe my state of mind, which would also be accurate: inspired, grateful, excited, awed, amazed, and invigorated. The latter have resulted in the former, and while … Continue reading My first week of three with SQLskills Immersion Events