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Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral.com and visits a wide variety of data related topics in his daily editorial. Steve has spent years working as a DBA and general purpose Windows administrator, primarily working with SQL Server since it was ported from Sybase in 1990. You can follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/way0utwest

The Journeyman Certification

There has been quite a debate going on at SQLServerCentral about a DBA journeyman certification. There are a couple good writeups (part 1 and part 2), from Jason Brimhall on the cert, and I’m happy to note that SQLServerCentral, and Red Gate software, are happy to sponsor these efforts. I’ve arranged for a Sharepoint site that has working documents as a group of volunteers are trying to come up with a way to actually test and certify individuals beyond that of an MCITP, but below an MCM.

It’s a neat idea, and I’m happy to be sponsoring it, as well as participating a bit in the discussion. Jeremiah Peschka from PASS is also helping, adding his thoughts and presenting ideas from that organization.

If you’re interested in somehow standardizing and providing better certifications for SQL Server professionals, I’d urge you to consider volunteering and helping out.

Comments

Posted by Jack Corbett on 17 May 2010

So how do you volunteer and get access to the SharePoint site?

Posted by Patrick LeBlanc on 17 May 2010

Count me in Steve!

Posted by Greg Milner on 17 May 2010

Count me in. I would like to help in any way I can.

How DO you get onto that Sharepoint site?

Cheers.

Greg Milner

Posted by Jason Brimhall on 18 May 2010

Thanks for the follow-up on this Steve.

The call for volunteers came from the second thread here at SSC.  I have a link to it in the blog articles.

Posted by Steve Jones on 18 May 2010

You ought to be able to view the documents, but if you need an account, private message me with an email.

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Posted by drwhitaker on 23 May 2010

I will participate

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