As a few of you know, I took the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM): SQL Server 2008 lab at this year’s PASS Summit. Now, I’ve been working on this certification for a while. With the knowledge exam, I failed before retaking and passing. A couple months later, I took the lab and failed that, learning that being able to do the work is as important as knowing the answer.
So, I retook the MCM lab at the PASS Summit. And it is tough and by the end of it, all I really wanted to do was drink and do some SQL Karaoke – because I wasn’t too hip on my performance (and I’m a much better singer, anyways). The one downside for the MCM is the approximately 30 days that I have to wait to find out if I passed.
Fortunately, the wait is over and I found out that I passed. Holy crap… I passed the MCM lab. This means, of course, that I’m now a Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008.