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New road to the SQL Server 2012 Certifications

MS has announced the new road for the SQL Server Certifications. All of the interested folks knows that the old way was with MCTS (DBA, DB Dev & BI) and MCITP (DBA, DB Dev & BI) series.

Now, the new way is to earn the MCSA pack that is in combination of 3 exams:

Exam 461 – Querying MS SQL Server 2012
Exam 462 – Admin a MS SQL Server 2012
Exam 463 – Implementing DataWarehouses with SQL Server 2012

Also the upgrade road is available, so everything you need in details are here.

After MCSA Certification series for the SQL Server 2012 that is in the same level like MCTS and where these certifications validates a set of core SQL Server 2012 skills that are relevant across multiple solution areas, the next level will be MCSE for the SQL Server 2012 that are more specific type:

Data Platform – for building and administering data solutions including Cloud.
BI – Business Intelligence solutions and reports.

Data Platform = MCSA + Exams (464 & 465)
BI = MCSA + Exams (466 & 467)

Upgrades are available also for both MCSE Certifications on SQL Server 2012 …for more info >>> Data Platform & BI  

Stay Tuned and wish you success with new certifications! 

Tech Days Albania 2012

I’m very excited for the invitation to present at TechDays Albania 2012, which will be held on April 19, 2012 in Tirana. The event will be held on the perfect environment of the Tirana International Hotel. Well, for the first time we have only Albanian speakers except our guest Karl Davies Barrett. I will be honored to present Top 10 reason to Love SQL Server 2012 for Developers, where I will try to bring really ten things that are attractive for the developers in SQL Server 2012.

In parallel with the Tech Days Albania 2012, the Microsoft will organize also the IT Camp which is totally oriented to the Cloud Technology.

Agenda for the Tech Days Albania 2012:

What’s New – Windows 8

It’s Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It’s an all-new touch interface. It’s a new Windows for new devices.

Windows Identity Foundation

The Windows Identity Foundation helps simplify user access for developers by externalizing user access from applications via claims and reducing development effort with pre-built security logic and integrated .NET tools.

10 reason to love SQL Server 2012 for the Developers

Microsoft SQL Server is a cloud-ready information platform that will help organizations unlock breakthrough insights across the organization and quickly build solutions to extend data across on-premises and public cloud, backed by mission critical confidence.

MVC 4 for Web Applications

ASP.NET MVC 4 is a framework for developing highly testable and maintainable Web applications by leveraging the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. The framework encourages developers to maintain a clear separation of concerns among the responsibilities of the application – the UI logic using the view, user-input handling using the controller, and the domain logic using the model.

Take a ride on the Metro Application Platform

What should you be doing to prepare for Windows 8, and to what extent will you have to revise your existing skill set? This session answers these questions and more as it takes you under the hood and demonstrates how to write Metro applications

What’s New in Visual Studio 11

This section contains information about some of the important enhancements to Visual Studio 11 Beta

I will put the list of the speakers who will cover the agenda above:

Arben Murtaj – Microsoft Albania, Technology Strategist
Karl Davis Barrett (@karl_db) – Developer Platform Evangelist @ Microsoft
Elton Ropi – Software Architect at ikubINFO
Dukagjin Maloku (@DugiDBA)- Leader of the Albanian SQL Server Users Group
Betim Drenica (@betimdrenica)- Leader of the Albanian .Net Users Group
Arian Celina (@ariancelina)- Software developer

Stay Tuned

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24HOP Spring 2012 recordings

Many of the folks who are the PASS members, can have the possibility to watch 24 Hrs of PASS Spring 2012 if someone has missed the presentations. So, after interesting presentations, the PASS have posted the recordings and you can watch them on demand offline.

Take a look the list of the presentations and all the instructions how to watch them are described on the post.

Have a nice time with 24HOP Spring 2012.

Stay Tuned.

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