SQL Saturday Atlanta #578

Attached is my presentation on SQL Server Certification that will be presented at SQL Saturday Atlanta: BI Edition this weekend. I have also provided useful links in getting certified on SQL Server.

Big Data Challenge

4cc185686a079d35c724b7bb83a6667fI completed the Know It, Prove It challenge and earned the Microsoft Virtual Academy Big Data badge. Whether you’re a Developer, Data Pro, or student, you can learn valuable skills quickly and correctly through video tutorials, assessments, and more. From now until December 14th you too can choose from one of three learning challenges that takes less than 12 hours to complete. Sign up now!

Windows 10 Features

win1010Are you an end user and interested in new Windows 10 Features? Well, roll up your sleeves for a hands-on exploration. From Windows Hello to the return of the Start Menu, check out this excellent presentation on Windows 10: Top Features for Consumers.

However, if you are an IT Professional you may want to go a little deeper into supporting Windows 10 in your workplace. Well, then you will also like this presentation along with Getting Started with Windows 10 for IT Professionals. Whatever your role, Windows 10 is the future and the future is now.

Recertify through MVA


We know you have a lot of demands on your time, so we’re rolling out a new option to help you keep your certifications current.  Now, you can recertify by completing a prescribed path of Microsoft Virtual Academy courses. Although you can still choose to recertify by passing a recertification exam, recertifying with Microsoft Virtual Academy provides a great way to both maintain your current skills and catch up on advances in your area of expertise, all on your own schedule.

Find out more here.