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June 29, 2011  6:00 PM

MS Cert Test prices go up on the 1st



Posted by: Colin Smith
Certification, Training

Just a quick reminder that if you want to get an MS Certification you need to get it on the books by the first or you will be paying an additional $25.00 staring on July 1st. So get out there and get it done. Thanks

February 19, 2010  10:30 AM

70-443 Chapter 4



Posted by: Colin Smith
70-443, Certification, Education, Training

More security and some repeat of chapter 3. This is good though, they really hammered home to make sure that you are using AV, Strong Passwords, and things like that from Chapter 3. New information about NTLM and Kerberos Authentication, Certificates for encryption, and a lot of great information...


February 18, 2010  8:25 PM

70-443 Chapter 3



Posted by: Colin Smith
70-443, Certification, Education, Training

Chapter 3 was all about designing SQL Server Security in the enterprise. Again something that I need to start digging into and fixing in my environment. Should be fun though. This chapter talked alot about Domain Level Group Policy as well as Local Group Policies. Using GP in order to force...


February 13, 2010  8:00 AM

70-443 Chapter 2



Posted by: Colin Smith
70-443, Certification, Education, Training

This chapter is all about cosolidation and multiple instances. Not a very long chapter but a great read. I have to say that this cleard up some misconceptions on my part and I really enjoyed the chapter. This chapter talks about instance design and consolidation strategy. I must say that I was a...


February 10, 2010  12:51 AM

70-443 Format



Posted by: Colin Smith
70-443, Certification, Education, Training

The 70-443 book also outlines what to expect on the exam. I think that this is great. After completing the first chapter, and loving it, I am excited about reading about the exam. It seems that this test will be a more engaging test than the first was. This test will have a five page outline of a...


February 9, 2010  12:13 AM

70-443 Chapter 1



Posted by: Colin Smith
70-443, Certification, Education, Training

I will be giving a summary of most of the sections of each chapter. Not all information will be in the summary but the things that I think are most important will be included in my summary. Keep in mind that if you are studing for these certificates that you should go get the book and do the work....


October 22, 2009  10:00 AM

MCTS Exam



Posted by: Colin Smith
Certification, MS SQL Server, MSSQL, Study

So Like I said before I did take the MCTS Exam and I did pass. I can not go into any detail about the test as you have to agree to an NDA before you take it. The test was, in my opinion, not as hard as the study material. I think that MS did a great job with the study material for this test. I was...


September 8, 2009  5:33 PM

MS Certification Test



Posted by: Colin Smith
Certification, MS SQL, MS SQL Admin, MS SQL Server

I have scheduled my first certification test for late October. I think that by putting the date on the calendar it will push me to finish my study more quickly. I have not been as vigilent as I would have liked to be so I am lighting the fire so to speak. Also with my new position I think that I...


June 23, 2009  2:34 PM

Still working towards Cert.



Posted by: Colin Smith
Certification, Education, SQL Server

Sorry that I have not posted in so long. I have had some family things come up and I have ben very busy. I think that I have all that worked out, except for being busy, and I should be back to posting at more regular intervals. I am still working on getting my MCITP DBA. I, and the guys I work...


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