Sincere Thanks & MSFT Exam Week

I wanted to take a post and thank everyone who has helped me with getting this blog up and also those who are visiting it frequently. So I would like to thank the following individuals for helping me:

  1. Rick Heiges, a colleague at Scalability Experts and PASS Director http://sqlblog.com/blogs/rick_heiges/default.aspx
  2. Bill Graziano, owner/runs this website and also PASS Director http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/billg/

As mentioned, also a big THANK YOU to all of you who've visited my blog! And by the way, please fell free to ask me any SQL Server related questions you may have. Like most, I get better with your questions and feedback

Maybe I should have named my blog 'SQL Server 2008 BI' LOL...the fact that the majority of my blog's content thus far is on Katmai is because of timing, I'm working fulltime off and on in SQL 2008 for my employeer unlike most who can simply 'play' as they have time. Overtime, I do intend to get more PPS & other MSFT BI Product information in here.

Ah yes, the Microsoft Exams, I was just commenting on this over at a fellow bloggers recent post http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/markc/archive/2008/01/31/60479.aspx . Currently, I have passed (along with a 'load' of others in the past) my 70-445 and am slated to take the 70-446 tomorrow morning bright and early. I would like to say here that its OK TO FAIL. These exams are not easy (if they were what would be the value in getting certified), and depending upon which exam there could be a large amount of information it covers. I have passed around 8-10 exams over my years but I did fail the first and my 70-445 on my first attempt. I then went back in and completed the 70-445 very soon again and I blew it away (good thing...seen some of those questions twice ) . Point is, don't get so down on yourself because you failed. I am the WORSE at doing this as I put so much pressure on myself but its OK TO FAIL. If you pull yourself up and study in the areas you did poorly in (score report or not....you know where you 'missed the bus') you will pass!

Thanks for listening to my ramblings and THANK YOU FOR COMING

Derek

Print | posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 7:36 AM

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# re: Sincere Thanks & MSFT Exam Week

Left by AjarnMark at 2/5/2008 2:23 PM
Gravatar Hey Derek, Thank YOU for the great information, and welcome aboard!

And I wholeheartedly agree with your post. It is OK to fail, as long as you don't let that failure be permanent. At the very least, learn something from it and move on. Even better if you can go back and do it again better the next time. A friend of mine likes to say that "sometimes you WIN, and sometimes you LEARN".

Congrats on passing the exams and continued success to you!

# re: Sincere Thanks & MSFT Exam Week

Left by Scott Nelson at 3/5/2008 12:16 PM
Gravatar Hi Derek! It's great to see you're doing well and providing such good information on MSSQL.

Congratulations on all your achievements!

# re: Sincere Thanks & MSFT Exam Week

Left by columbia jackets at 10/21/2010 4:35 PM
Gravatar I'm working fulltime off and on in SQL 2008 for my employeer unlike most who can simply 'play' as they have time. Overtime, I do intend to get more PPS & other MSFT BI Product information in here.


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