Farewell Cassini

After two decades in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is nearing the end of its journey of exploration. Today, the spacecraft will make its final approach to the giant planet Saturn and will dive into the planet’s atmosphere, sending science data for as long as its small thrusters can keep the spacecraft’s antenna pointed at Earth. Soon after, Cassini will burn up and disintegrate like a meteor. Read more here.

Data Visualization Exams

 Today I finsished taking the two Data Vizualization BETA exams. Together these two exams will earn an MCSA on Business Intelligence Reporting. I can see a high demand for teaching these two courses. Definitely an area that not many people currently teach as PowerBI is only two years old. It will be interesting to see how well I did. If you watch the corresponding edx.org courses, you should do fine. Compared to other MCP exams, these are very straight forward. My one tip is to study DAX functions.

778: Data Visualization with PowerBI
779: Data Visualization with Excel

Fall Tour 2017

Finished scheduling travel plans for the next two months and am very excited. I will check Wyoming and South Dakota off my bucket list, as well as Mount Rushmore. I will be making a stop in 15 cities. Two SQL Saturdays, A project in Chicago, Microsoft Ignite, and then PASS Summit. And at some point I need finish my Accounting class. Might even pull off one or two Microsoft Certifications along the way.

EDIT: Just added a week teaching SQL in Omaha to the travel schedule. So that would be 16 cities in a 7 week period