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Quick MCM Prep Help

Before I went on vacation, I mentioned I was downloading some of the MCM videos from Technet.I had grabbed 4 or 5 before I left, dropping the MP3s on my iPhone, and I listened to a few of them on the drive to Steamboat Springs.

That worked out so well, while I was on vacation, I tweeted that I was downloading more MP3s for the ride home, but Aaron Nelson (blog | @sqlvariant) sent me a script he was working on to automatically download them. I finally got around to trying it when I returned to get the video formats of the videos (some are demos) and after a little mucking around with paths, I got it to work.

It's a great script that runs from Windows Powershell, and you can get it from Aaron's blog. Even if you don't want to take the MCM test, watch the videos. Lots to learn in there.

Comments

Posted by Glenn Berry on 1 January 2011

I totally agree that people should watch these videos, even if they have no interest in any type of certification. They are well done, and you are bound to learn or remember something.

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