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Future Proof Your Skills

Click here for my interview with Microsoft Learning on planning for the future and steps people can take to prepare for an unpredictable industry. We…


Streamlined Microsoft Certifications

Today, five new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Developer (MCSD) specialties are being released.  These credentials are aligned to Centers of Excellence, used by…


Deep Dive into Data Science

Recently at the World Partner Conference in Toronto, Alison Cunard unveiled the Microsoft Professional Degree (MPD) program. Fortunately for myself, over the last three months…


Networking at SQL Saturday

(Updated post from last year on the Building Skills at SQL Saturday events: Still holds true today, except the event this year is on August 13,…


MCSA 2016 Certifications

Microsoft announced today that New MCSA certifications are out for both Windows Server 2016 http://bit.ly/295AIN0 and SQL Server 2016 http://bit.ly/295AWUG. Upgrade exams are also available for…



The Value of Certification

Is certification worth your time and money? Well a recent IDC research has the answers for you. A few examples: • Certified employees earn 15%…


Building Skills at SQL Saturday

Building Skills at SQL Saturday: Over the past year, I have had the privilege of speaking at several SQL Saturday events, and I have been…


Update: Exams for College

Update on College Credit for Exams About a year ago, I was talking with Veronica Sopher about writing a blog post for Born To Learn….