Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Earning SQL Server 2014 Certification: SQL Saturday Oregon 201411

799 views

Published on

Microsoft offers certification choices for working professionals. This session provides an overview of certification options for SQL Server 2014 including associated business intelligence options. This interactive presentation will include a) when certification helps, b) what types of exams are possible, and c) how certification can be part of your personal professional strategy. Along the way, we will have some sample test questions, and provide tips for best paid and free learning options. [The deck includes YouTube and low-cost ways to learn speed reading.]

Published in: Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Earning SQL Server 2014 Certification: SQL Saturday Oregon 201411

  1. 1. Earning SQL Server 2014 Certification Mark Tabladillo, PhD, MVP, MCAD, MCP, MCITP Consultant SolidQ SQL Saturday Oregon November 1, 2014
  2. 2. Networking Say hello
  3. 3. Mark Tab SQL Server MVP; SAS Expert Consulting Training Teaching Presenting Linked In @MarkTabNet
  4. 4. Goal: Discuss the two major SQL Server 2014 Certification Paths
  5. 5. MCSE
  6. 6. Detour: Speed Reading 100-200 wpm 200-400 wpm 500+ wpm
  7. 7. Microsoft Learning https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/default.aspx Microsoft Official Courseware Microsoft Press
  8. 8. Why might someone certify? Makes you look like you know it Forces you to learn things Employer requirement Fill in knowledge gaps Self-rewarding Add to you bio or resume Benefits from Microsoft Justify a pay raise Get a new job/career change
  9. 9. Microsoft’s Reasons Makes a great commitment Shows drive and initiative Tangible way to demonstrate mastery of a product Sets you apart from your peers at review time Recognition inside and outside of Microsoft
  10. 10. When Certification Helps When you want a new career When you want to maintain your Gold Partner Status
  11. 11. What Types of Exams are Possible https://www.microsoft.com/learning/ en-us/certification-overview.aspx
  12. 12. MTA Exam: Database Fundamentals
  13. 13. MCP Exams
  14. 14. 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server
  15. 15. 70-462 Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases
  16. 16. 70-463 Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server
  17. 17. Exam Tips •Set a date •Sleep well •Review the logistics Before the Exam •Monitor the time •Don’t spend too long on one question •Keep calm During the Exam •Mark tough questions for review •Guess if you have to •Eliminate wrong answers Tough Question
  18. 18. Preparation Vendors Boson http://www.boson.com/ MeasureUphttp://www.measureup.com/ Transcenderhttp://www.transcender.com/ Self-Test Software http://www.selftestsoftware.com/ uCertifyhttp://www.ucertify.com/ Pluralsighthttp://www.pluralsight.com/ http://blog.pluralsight.com/top-5-it-courses-for-devs
  19. 19. Core Online Community: Born to Learn http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/
  20. 20. Abstract Microsoft offers certification choices for working professionals. This session provides an overview of certification options for SQL Server 2014 including associated business intelligence options. This interactive presentation will include a) when certification helps, b) what types of exams are possible, and c) how certification can be part of your personal professional strategy. Along the way, we will have some sample test questions, and provide tips for best paid and free learning options.
  21. 21. Appendix Motivation (optional): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkO6ln0hmcg More Motivation (optional): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_ygu4qWlmw One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPOIZ6DGXWE Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEd136qSuD8(good content, music distracts me: focus means removing distractions) Book: Breakthrough Rapid Reading by Peter Kump

×