Tag Archives: mcm

The MCM Saga

There was a comment posted on my Connect item for Open Sourcing the MCM. It said: “I have been able to contact the MS Learning team and they have given me some information about the content. My restatement of that, … Continue reading

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Open Source the MCM

It’s over. There’s no more MCM program or certification from Microsoft. The last MCM test was given last year and no upgrades are planned for SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. That’s a little sad, though there are quite a few … Continue reading

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No More MCM

This is part 1 of a 3 part series of thoughts on certification and Microsoft technologies. I’ve heard that Friday afternoon is the best time to fire someone. People are leaving early, the office is quiet, and you can let … Continue reading

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Close, but no MCM Cigar

I failed. There’s no other way to say it, but I’m not really disappointed or discouraged. I’m actually fairly upbeat about it. I went into the Microsoft Certified Master test thinking that I’d fail because it aims to be a … Continue reading

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The MCM is Worldwide

Well, not everywhere, but as long as Prometric sites meet some security requirements, they can offer the MCM tests. I got a note from Joe Sack after someone asked me the question about when the MCM would be offered outside … Continue reading

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MCM – The Knowledge Exam

I recently took the knowledge exam, and I loved it. I thought it was a great exam. I have taken ten or twelve Microsoft exams and this was the first time that I crossed the two hour mark in an … Continue reading

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Test Complete – MCM

I took the MCM test today, and finished it. I needed the time allotted and it was, well, an experience. I’m glad it’s done as I have a number of other things to work on. I’ll get results in a … Continue reading

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Test Day

Heading out to get coffee in a few minutes. And then on to the testing center for my MCM Knowledge Exam. I’ve reviewed a number of things in the past week and have been studying regularly, but not overly hard … Continue reading

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T Minus Three Days to the MCM Test

I take the MCM test on Friday. I’ve been watching videos and reading white papers and blogs for the last few weeks and I know that I don’t necessarily know enough. To some extent I have an advantage since I … Continue reading

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Backups after a DR Restore – MCM

If you have a disaster, and you need to restore to some point in time prior to the last log backup you have, what’s the first thing you should do at this point in time? Make a full backup, of … Continue reading

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