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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
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Good News Everyone!
OK I admit it. I'm a recently converted futurama nut!
Last week I sat and passed 70-443, which completes my MCITP (Database Admin SQL Server 2005). Thanks to everyone who gave me encouragement. As exams go it wasn't the easiest or hardest exam I've ever sat, but it did require some serious concentration for a couple of hours.
Considering I'm a developer, there is a slight irony that I should complete the DB Admin side first; just 70-441 remaining for developer certification.
If you're in two minds about certification, my advice would be if you know your stuff, try to get your employer to pay for an exam or two and just sit them. What have you got to lose?
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com