I’m Certifiable – Are You?

Odd are, if you read this blog you are certifiable. One way or the other.

But of course, I’m talking about Microsoft technical certifications in the developer and IT Professional world. (What were you thinking?) I’ve been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1996, and have taken any number of certification exams since then. I love certification for many reasons[1] – and one of the reasons is that I thing that the certification exams are fun.[2] I love the ability to demonstrate the depth and breadth of my knowledge in an almost competitive setting – it’s almost like playing chess with myself.

But not everyone has seen the fun side of certification. Until now!

Microsoft Learning[3] has just launched a new online game that is like a cross between a certification practice exam and an Xbox 360 game show. It’s a riot – I played a quick game over lunch today and loved it.

But instead of reading my opinions, you should check it out here. Enjoy!

[1] But I’m not going to try to go into all of the reasons why. If you want more on that front, check out the Born to Learn blog where Ken Rosen and his team post just about every day.

[2] Please refer to the title of this post again.

[3] Yes, this is the group within Microsoft where I work these days, even though I can’t take any credit for the genius behind this site.


About ssimagine

My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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