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It's been a long time... (SQL certification) [Jun. 2nd, 2010|03:08 pm]
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I work for Microsoft in a SQL Server capacity. I haven't even *thought* of getting certification. While I'm at Microsoft, people will take me at my word that I'm as good as I say, and if I have to job hunt, having worked for SQL support will have people ignore whether or not I'm certified.

But, my boss said that it's considered a Good Thing and, hell, how hard could it be?

I forgot how they write those tests. Sure, there are some easy questions, but they've gotten clever about trying to fool you. Do you check *this* box to do *that*? Well - "this" box doesn't exist. Are you *sure*? When was the last time you really looked at that box?

They have two choices for how to get documents to show up in a full text search - both seem wrong and unnecessary, but one - well, if the configuration is bad, one *might* help. The other shouldn't. So, pick the one that might.

Sigh.

But I scored an 820; 700 was passing.
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[User Picture]From: glinda_w
2010-06-02 10:46 pm (UTC)
Flashback time; while digging through the paperwork mountain a while back, I unearthed a certificate for SQL Server ... which version was it, now? from when I was editing MSFT training materials on it.

(I miss my left-brain abilities for stuff like that...)
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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2010-06-02 11:04 pm (UTC)
Overachiever!:) Congratulations!
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[User Picture]From: wordweaverlynn
2010-06-02 11:37 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
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[User Picture]From: siptah
2010-06-02 11:56 pm (UTC)
Congrats there John. You've now got the piece of paper that proves you know what you've been doing all along! ;)
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[User Picture]From: suzilem
2010-06-03 12:36 am (UTC)
Oracle's certification exams are just as bad. Passing is 600. I got 666 on the backup and recovery one. :-)
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From: kightp
2010-06-03 02:27 pm (UTC)
The Certification Score of the Beast!
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[User Picture]From: laurarey
2010-06-03 01:38 am (UTC)
Congrats! Heh...now I know who to hit up for help on my SQL. :)
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[User Picture]From: laura_alive
2010-06-04 05:25 pm (UTC)
You fuckin' ROCK!!!!
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[User Picture]From: wyang
2010-06-05 07:15 pm (UTC)

Unnecessary proof.

Sometimes, it's nice to get a proof... even if it is entirely unnecessary. Congratulations!

So, I've got this query, John, where.... ;-)
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