Category: certification

a place to chronicle the journey back to development

Good Practice

So if you’re like me and you don’t get to dabble in BI every day, how do  you get anywhere?  I’m trying to move into development again, but there are only so many hours in the day and it’s not all work and study. In the past, I would begin to dabble in new tech…
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December 1, 2015 0


So why get certified?   Get a new job, enhance my skillset, make me feel productive? All of that.  I’ve been inspired by SQLFamily, ‘listening’ to what they do and experience on Twitter with all of the events and new technologies that they are into, and it’s made me want more.   Made me think…
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November 16, 2015 0

Lets start at the beginning – Exam 70-461

In order to do anything well, the foundations must be sound.  I teach a martial arts class and the first thing we teach is not kicking or punching, but how to stand.  How do you not only present a target, but what do you launch your attach from?  A shoddy front stance will ALWAYS make…
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August 28, 2015 1

To certify, or not to certify, that is my question

Welcome to the beginning of my journey.  I’m going to be blogging about how a manager can successfully get back into development without selling his house and doing consulting on a street corner 🙂 To that end, I’m working on my Epic Plan for Success, which has many parts.  The SQL part is what i’m…
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August 19, 2015 0