As a side bar, this is why I hate certifications. They mean nothing because you can get the answers to most of the questions one way or the other and some (many, apparently) would rather spend the time memorizing the answers than learning the skill.
I've had two certified DBA's where if practical knowledge about SQL Server and-T-SQL were gasoline, they wouldn't have enough to run a sugar-ant's mini-bike through a matchbox. Yes, there are some good ones with certifications... but they probably would have been good even without the certification because they practice their trade instead of book-memorization.
It generally takes me 2 to 4 questions when I'm interviewing someone to figure out if they've ever done anything worthwhile in SQL Server more than being in the same room with a study guide. They're not difficult questions, either.
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First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code: Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
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