"New year, new start" - I've heard that saying several times and it could mean the start of many different things. A new diet, a new fitness regime, a new job or complete career change. Giving up a vice, a new qualification, a new life - there will be others I'm sure. I don't usually do new years resolutions but this year I have set myself some new targets and they are … [Read more...] about Have You Set Yourself Any Goals for the New Year?
In my current role, we have a mixture of SQL Server and MySQL installations and over the courses of time, I have built up a fair size collection of books on these two database platforms. I keep some of them at home. As we have grown as a family, available space in the house has subsequently reduced and I sometimes receive polite complaints from my better half because of the … [Read more...] about SQL books that I frequently use
I came across this today and wanted to share it with you. If you are interested in SQL Server certification then for a limited time, Microsoft are offering "2 for 1" on SQL Server exams. Between April 11 2012 and June 30 2012, you can purchase a SQL Server exam at full price and then once you have taken it you will be emailed a voucher for the second exam at no additional … [Read more...] about SQL Server Certification – 2 for 1 exam offer
If you have wanted to try SQL Server 2012 and learn about its new features but have not had the time or capacity to set yourself up a test environment then go over to SQL Server Virtual Labs where you can fire up SQL Server 2012 in an instant. At the time of writing this post, there is no cost involved in running these labs. They don't just cover SQL Server 2012, there are … [Read more...] about SQL Server Virtual Labs saves you time and resource
I previously wrote about SQL Server 2012 certification in March and at the time of writing the post, the information on the Microsoft website about the SQL Server certification paths that you could take spoke of "Professional Level Certifications". I also wrote that there did not appear to be a comparative MCTS to MCITP achievement path and that in order to be qualified, you … [Read more...] about SQL Server 2012 certification – part 2