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!
"Certification mania" has hit IT, big-time. Many employers look for certification in potential employees and especially in IT contractors. If you're a data administrator or DBA, you have to consider: could DBA certification enhance my career? Would it deepen my knowledge and increase my value to my company?
In this article, Andy Warren presents his views on why obtaining certification is not a good idea. Read this one and the one by Steve Jones that supports certification - which has the more compelling argument
Did you know that the mean salary of a MCSE certified professional is $65,100, well above the industry standard (source MCP Magazine)? That's not including the long term benefits such as bonuses and promotions. No salary surveys have been conducted by Microsoft as of today for MCDBA certification. With the limited amount of MCDBA certified DBAs though, the demand far by out weighs the suply.