The Multifunctioning DBA:


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....

February 1, 2010  5:56 PM

MCITP Continued

Posted by: Colin Smith
443, Certifications, Education, SQL Server 2005

I am still working on getting my SQL Server 2005 MCITP. I am on to the second exam, 70-443, and I thought I would blog about it as I study and go through the book. All of the entries related to this will have the tag of 443 if you would like to refer back to them and read the series. I am using...

January 22, 2010  7:08 PM

Android Dev…. Why Not?

Posted by: Colin Smith
Android, Books, Education

I know that I have so much to learn about Databases and SQL Server, but man I get tired of focusing so much on one thing. I have many things in my life that I enjoy. First is by far hanging out with my wife. But I love technology and I love my Android phone. Since I enjoy my phone so much I thought...

January 18, 2010  6:34 PM

PASS Summit

Posted by: Colin Smith
Education, MS SQL, MS SQL Admin, MSSQL Server, PASS, PASS Summit

I am trying to get my company to pay for me to attend the PASS Summit 2010 in Seattle Washington. I am still pretty new in the world of Databases but I think that attending the Summit would be very good for...

September 16, 2009  4:37 PM

SQL Class

Posted by: Colin Smith
Education, SQL, T-SQL, Training

Found a nice article on some basic SQL. Check it out, it is never bad to have the knowledge even if you are not a DBA or SQL Developer.,289483,sid87_gci1368296,00.html?track=sy41

July 24, 2009  3:47 PM

Another New Language

Posted by: Colin Smith
Database Administration, DBA, Education, Monitoring, Perl, Scripting

My team is going to be developing a new application that will handle all of our monitoring. Currently that includes the monitoring of Sybase Servers, Oracle Instances, and MSSQL Servers. We will also be adding another Database Type that will house all of the Monitoring data. We will be using a...

July 21, 2009  3:29 PM

SQL Server 2008 Learning

Posted by: Colin Smith
Database Administration, Education, MSSQL Administration, MSSQL Server, SQL Server

I found this nice article that I thought I should pass on regarding Learning SQL Server 2008.,295582,sid87_gci1361184,00.html?track=sy41 The article talks about key features and enhancments from SQL Server 2005, BI, Security, and more good...

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