Friday, December 11, 2009

MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Database Development

Today I managed to pass the Microsoft Exam 70-433 - TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development and thus I got my third MCTS certification on SQL Server :)

This exam was all about database development using SQL Server 2008. While studying for the exam, I had the chance to try and learn more on the various programmability features of SQL Server 2008 which I did not have the chance to heavily use it yet.

What I think, is that while it is very important studying for certification, the entire process also provides you with the opportunity of learning things which you can use when working with SQL Server and get things work with intelligent techniques.

It was a great experience, especially when I saw the "Congratulations" message on the screen of the PC at the Exam Center where I took the exam! :)

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Artemakis Artemiou [MVP]

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Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server Architect, Software Developer and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He is also an author, regular blogger, president of Cyprus.NET User Group and CY Country leader of INETA-EU. He is also the creator of DBA Security Advisor and In-Memory OLTP Simulator. Artemakis is a frequent guest author of worldwide well-respected online journals where he writes articles focusing on many SQL Server topics.

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