Everyone wants to know what a DBA does and it is becoming a hard question to answer as the responsibilities and capabilities of database platforms increase. Longtime author Vincent Rainardi brings us the proposition of a new type fo DBA, one that focuses more on data warehousing.
Now, you can get a free second shot at any Microsoft Learning IT Professional, Developer, or Microsoft Dynamics (formerly Microsoft Business Solutions) exam.
Steve Jones recently took the 70-441 Beta exam for Developing Solutions on SQL Server 2005. This article will not break the NDA and tell you what the content is, but it gives you some feedback from a SQL Server 2000 DBA on the new exam.
MCSD's who certified using Visual Studio 6 are eligible to receive a free exam voucher for the 70-300 exam. You must register for the voucher and take the exam before Sep 30, 2003. Follow the link or visit the MCP secure site directly to register. It takes about a minute and you'll receive a code to prevent to your test vendor when you schedule the exam. Thanks, Microsoft!
Ever wonder who an MCDBA helps? Andy has posted the results of a recent survey of MCDBA's conducted by Dr. McKillip of Southern Illinois University. It's interesting reading. If you have time read and add your comments to the discussion!