Planning to take a Microsoft Certification Exam?

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

Microsoft Certification: Microsoft Certification Exam Demo


New Innovative Item Types

Microsoft Certification Exam Demo: New Innovative Item Types

All the best for your exam and the preparation..

– Bru Medishetty

Happy New Year and looking forward to 2012

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)

  1. Write more content on my blog (at least 150 blog posts).
  2. Continue writing SQL Server Tidbits throughout the year.
  3. Finish at least 6 chapters in Learn SQL Server for Beginners Sections.
  4. Improve the content in Interview Questions and Answers Section.
  5. Participate in SQL Server Forums (at least 365 forum posts).
  6. Put every effort to make this happen, Pass Chapter in/around Harrisburg, PA.
  7. Attend PASS Summit in Seattle in November 2012.
  8. Record SQL Server Videos and publish them.
  9. Take at least 1 certification exam.
  10. Tweet more often.
  11. Do more charity.
  12. 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

Things to look forward in 2010

Yet another year has passed ever so quickly and another new year, in fact a new decade has begun.

I had a satisfying and great year in 2009 as I had this site started and also blogged multiple times over the last few months of 2009. Now that I am looking forward to 2010, I wanted to come up with a list of things that I am looking forward to achieve in this Year. On top of the priorities is increase my commitment towards forum/community, that might be answering increased number of questions or writing more number of blogs. Few others that I am looking forward to are participating in some of the local SQL Server user groups and complete reading the SQL Server books I had already started reading and also read regularly (at least 3 books for a quarter).  And finally pursue the MCITP : Database Developer 2008.

Wishing all readers a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2010.

–Bru Medishetty