Monday, May 17, 2010

The Journeyman Certification

There has been quite a debate going on at SQLServerCentral about a DBA journeyman certification. There are a couple good writeups (part 1 and part 2), from Jason Brimhall on the cert, and I’m happy to note that SQLServerCentral, and Red Gate software, are happy to sponsor these efforts. I’ve arranged for a Sharepoint site that has working documents as a group of volunteers are trying to come up with a way to actually test and certify individuals beyond that of an MCITP, but below an MCM.

It’s a neat idea, and I’m happy to be sponsoring it, as well as participating a bit in the discussion. Jeremiah Peschka from PASS is also helping, adding his thoughts and presenting ideas from that organization.

If you’re interested in somehow standardizing and providing better certifications for SQL Server professionals, I’d urge you to consider volunteering and helping out.

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