Today is 1st of March 2012 and I am inspired enough to start my journey towards MCM sql server 2008. First things first after 6 yrs 7 months of my total SQL DBA experience I need to revise and get a grip on what I know and what I am good at and my weaknesses. Though I am MCITP 2008, 2005 and MCTS BI 2005 certified I will want to measure my skills and knowledge again. It might seem redundant but I think it will be time, effort and money well spent.
To acheive this I will attempt MCTS exams; and this is going to vaguely highlight both my strong areas and weak areas as per microsoft standards. Lets call it Milestone 1:
MCTS SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance
EXAM 70-432 TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance
MCTS SQL Server 2008, Database Development
EXAM 70-433 TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development
BI stack is optional but I would like to do this anyway. Not sure if i am being too ambitious but I want to do this.
MCTS SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance
EXAM 70-448 TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance
I would try read up a few books and see how it feels before I book my exams. Microsoft Second shot offers would be handy if I could find them around.