SQL Server 2012 Beta Exams

I’ve signed up for three (3) of the five (5) available beta exams on the new SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence certification program which Kendra Little (blog|twitter) has written a great post about here.

Since there are numbered seats on these beta exams, I went straight for the BI specific tests. So at friday the 23rd of March I took on [70-467] Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2012, followed by a short break of SQLBits, then on to [70-466] Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on the 3rd of April.

Tomorrow I’m up for [70-461] Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

First of all I’m taking the tests in order to identify my weak spots in regards to the new version of the stack. Secondly it’s a great, and not to forget free, opportunity to achieve the certifications that looks nice on the resume (before the peers @ work).

My first impression with the tests so far, is that Microsoft Learning (blog|twitter) has done a really good job at re-designing the tests. IMHO the tests will go deeper and further than their respective prequels. And maybe it’s just me, but it seems as if there is a more real-world-feel about the questions in the test than I’ve previous expreienced. Good job MSLearning!

 

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