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, August 08, 2007
Number of Microsoft Certified Professionals Worldwide
I stumbled across this interesting page at the Microsoft MCP site (MS passport required, and maybe also an MCP(?)), listing the Number of Microsoft Certified Professionals Worldwide and mentioned to Rob Farley who has much to do with Microsoft certification and training, especially but not limited to all things SQL Server (he's a trainer at Solid Quality Learning). Check this out; there are only 71 people (as of 27th June 2007) with the MCITP: BI certification. If you have already passed 70-431, you just need to pass two exams (70-445 and 70-446) in order to join this exclusive bunch. I might check out what learning resources are available and post them later. Given the amount of work available in this area, I'd be surprised if it stays at 71 for long...
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com