Wednesday, November 10, 2010

SQL Server Masters Certification Goes Global

Well, I haven't posted any post about certification before this. That is simply because my lazyness to pass certificate. However, this time I thought of publishing this blog post on SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master (MCM).

The SQL Server MCM exam was previously available exclusively as part of a three-week training and certification program offered at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash. Now candidates who wish to earn the certification will be able to choose from multiple testing locations all over the world and take the exam in a matter of hours rather than weeks.

As Field notes, the cost of the exam has also dropped significantly. Previously, the required three-week SQL Server 2008 MCM training session plus four exams necessary to earn the certification cost candidates approximately US$18,500 — in addition to associated travel expenses. Now, candidates can earn the certification by passing just two exams: the four-hour Knowledge Exam, and a six-hour hands-on Lab Exam, which will be available in early 2011.

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