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Posted Friday, May 24, 2013 5:40 PM
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Congrats Uwe. Welcome to the MCM community :)

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Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2013 10:47 AM
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Uwe Ricken (5/24/2013)
Hi all,

I'VE GOT IT!!!!!
A few minutes ago i got the mail from Bob - passed...
OMG - can't describe what I feel currently...

What a journey - it took me 1,5 years because of technical problems and one REAL fail!
I'm so glad - no. 6 in Germany...


Congrats Uwe.

Are you going to participate on this event http://www.sqlsaturday.com/230/schedule.aspx ?

I am going to participate. And suppose some other MCMs will visit it.
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Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2013 11:36 AM


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Uwe Ricken (5/24/2013)
Hi all,

I'VE GOT IT!!!!!
A few minutes ago i got the mail from Bob - passed...
OMG - can't describe what I feel currently...

What a journey - it took me 1,5 years because of technical problems and one REAL fail!
I'm so glad - no. 6 in Germany...


Awesome job! Congrats, Uwe!!!


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Thank you all for your wishes - feeling quite good after the stress :)

@Evgeny
I really would like to come because it seems to be a quite good program.
Unfortunately this weekend I will start my holiday with the family.

I really hope that SQL Saturday will be a fix institution in Germany as it is in other countries.
Hope to see you on the next one :)


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Posted Friday, June 21, 2013 5:02 AM


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I just took the knowledge exam in Berlin.
Those questions are so wicked that only a bit twisted minds could come-up with :)
Designed to trick, and trick you again with trick on the trick. Initially I had a feeling I did very good.
But as the time passes by and I think about it, more and more emerges to me that some questions I answered wrong. I'm so angry at myself because of several questions that I could answer correctly, but I didn't.
English is not my native language, even not the every-day-speaking language. Word "volatile" costed me one question. Now I know what that word means, but on the site I didn't have Google translate.
I'm particularly sorry for easy-one question about the backup. I'm so mad because it's so trivial, I know I know it, I know how to do it, and I know I answered it wrong. Read very carefully assumptions and preconditions of the question, VERY carefully.
I can only hope that passing threshold is not above 90%.

Here are the pictures of the place that might be helpful to find the spot, in case anyone else wants to go there.



Oh, I almost forgot. I asked them about the problems they had with the Lab exam stability. They said they "think" the problem is now fixed, but the lab exam is temporarily withdrawn until they confirm and verify all the problems are fixed. We'll see. Now I wait 30 days for the results. If not from the first, I am convinced I could pass from the second attempt. Time is ticking, end of the year (and those exams expiration) gets closer, so I have to hurry up.


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Posted Friday, June 21, 2013 9:36 AM


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This one attempt took me almost 1000 km of the flight in each direction (>4h when there is no direct flight), 12km drive from airport to test center, accommodation for 1 night, and 2 business days. The cost and time is not negligible. Comparing that to Gail's 15 minute walk from home to test center, makes me jealous :)


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Posted Friday, June 21, 2013 12:49 PM
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Vedran Kesegic (6/21/2013)
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I can only hope that passing threshold is not above 90%.
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The threshold is claimed to be 70%, just like the other Microsoft exams.

I hope you've done well


Cheers,

JohnA

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Posted Friday, June 21, 2013 12:52 PM


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The lab exam won't be reisntated at the test centers until the next version is released. If you want to take the 2008 MCM lab exam, your only option is the remote lab exam.



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Posted Friday, June 21, 2013 4:00 PM


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Thank you both for the info, John and Robert.

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Posted Sunday, June 23, 2013 12:07 AM


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Hi Vedran,

go for it! I'm crossing fingers you've passed.
Keep us informed.


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