For those who are new to Microsoft Certifications or who have not taken a certification exam in the recent times, there are some changes in the exam format. I was looking for information on SQL Server 2012 certifications, I found 2 short videos that helps the would be exam candidate to know about the different format of questions they could see in the certification exam. I thought I would share those links in this blog. Check them out…
Microsoft Certification Exam Demo
New Innovative Item Types
All the best for your exam and the preparation..
– Bru Medishetty
I wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2012. I hope everyone had a great New Year celebrations. As with every new year, let us hope this year shall bring more happiness and prosperity to all.
I am going to list some of my goals to achieve in the year 2012 both professional and personal.
The first thing that comes to my mind when I start writing my goals is my blog post that I wrote on Jan 1st 2012 (about goals in 2010). If I look at those goals mentioned in that blog, I have to say, I did not achieve many of those goals, so this question comes to mind, Is it good to list my goals and fall short once again? I am sure it is easy to aim low and achieve it but if you aim low, you will not look higher. So I decided I shall aim for a bit higher, get motivated and achieve as much as I can..
Here is the list (first professional and finally personal)
- Write more content on my blog (at least 150 blog posts).
- Continue writing SQL Server Tidbits throughout the year.
- Finish at least 6 chapters in Learn SQL Server for Beginners Sections.
- Improve the content in Interview Questions and Answers Section.
- Participate in SQL Server Forums (at least 365 forum posts).
- Put every effort to make this happen, Pass Chapter in/around Harrisburg, PA.
- Attend PASS Summit in Seattle in November 2012.
- Record SQL Server Videos and publish them.
- Take at least 1 certification exam.
- Tweet more often.
- Do more charity.
- Be an improved Tennis Player.
At the end of the year 2012, I shall review how many of these goals were achieved and how well I fared on a scale of 10 for each of these goals.
— Bru Medishetty
We have come to an end to the year 2011 and I think you all had a fantastic and satisfactory year in 2011. I wanted to look back and see what the year 2011 was to me both personally and professionally in SQL Server.
In terms of SQL Server, I attended PASS Summit for the first time, which has been my 3 years wish. I started using SQL Server 2012 since CTP 3 ( was called Denali). I had a fabulous year in 2011 especially in the last quarter of 2011 was much involved in writing blogs @ LearnSQLWithBru.com. Overall I wrote 58 blogs in 2011 (excluding this bog) out of which 52 were in the last 3 months, that shows how busy was it.
Apart from just blogs, I added a section called Learn SQL Server which focuses on helping beginners to get some hands on the SQL Server subject area. I also made few changes to the look and feel of the blog, added a header to the blog and got rid of SQL Server forums. It was a bit pain to loose that content, but it was also relieving to get rid of those spam user registrations (there were 40,000 pending user registrations that I had to approve). For commenting on the blogs, I deployed DISQUS, which helps me saving a lot from spam comments that I had in the past. Getting rid of those few things actually helped me spend more time productively on writing content for the site and I really enjoy it…
Personally I was happy to achieve one of my long term passion, “Become a better Tennis Player” and I think I definitely achieved this by playing way better than how I played in 2010 (which was my first year of playing Tennis). I also joined USTA and played one tournament in NTRP 3.5 level and currently playing a winter mixed doubles league at a local club. I wish to continue improve my Tennis game and be a better player in 2012.
I am going to write a list of my goals for the year 2012 tomorrow (Jan 1st 2012), so lets see what are those goals and how I will fare against those at the end of year 2012.
— Bru Medishetty