Software development, .Net, SQL Server, TDD, Agile, Community and other Odds and Sods
Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Tough Nut to Crack
I took the live 70-441 SQL Server 2005 exam on Monday. Didn’t pass; I got exactly the same score as in the beta, despite some serious study. I’ve spoken to several people here in Australia and it seems this exam is harder than the other SQL Server 2005 certification exams. Looks like I have some more learning to do!
Whilst deep down, I value on the job experience more than a specific certification, I think going through the certification process is good because it forces you to evaluate aspects of a technology that you might have otherwise been unaware of. Even if 6 months later, you’re not an ‘expert’ and have perhaps forgotten some of the details, you are still in a better position to decide whether those features are useful in a particular scenario.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com