Monday 24 December 2012

Inner Geek Updated - December 2012

It has been a year since I updated this thread. And man has a lot happened. Couple of role changes at work and then responsibility changes a few more times. I am now primary for support for a number of Oracle products and back up for some others. This year I earned 3 new designations, the first two without even writing an exam. Thanks to Microsoft's bringing return to MCSA and MCSE, now they stand for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert. But that is a big part of what I love about working in IT things are always changing and always new.

The certification's I have earned are:

Exams Written:
Upgrading your MCSA to Windows Server 2012 - Exam 70-417
Apple Certified Technical Coordinator - Exam 9L0-510
Apple Certified Support Professional - Exam 9L0-403
Mac Integration Basics - Exam 9L0-263
MCITP - Windows 7 Desktop Administrator - Exam 070-686
Pro: MS SQL Server 2008 Design, Optimize and Maintain - Exam 070-450
MCITP - Windows Server 2008 Server Administrator - Exam 072-646
MCITP Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator - 070-647
CompTIA Security+ - Exam JKO-015
MCITP Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Support Technician - EXAM 071-685
MCTS Windows 7 Configuration - Exam 070-680
Implementing Security in MS Win Server 2003 - Exam 70-299
MCTS System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuration - Exam 70-403
MCTS Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Implementation & Maintenance - Exam 70-431
MCTS Upgrading MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008- Exam 70-649
MCTS Deploying & Maintaining Vista Client Office System - Exam 070-624
Microsoft PowerPoint - Exam 810
Microsoft Outlook - Exam 813
Microsoft Access - Exam 807
Microsoft Excel - Exam 804
Microsoft Word - Exam 801

My Updated Certification Schedule is now a focus on Oracle product Support, Hyperion, ODI, OBIEE ... and SQL Server 2012. My goal is in 2013 to achieve MCSE on both Server 2012 and SQL 2012. But i am also going to do the Windows 8 MCSA upgrade exam just for fun and to keep it current.

Articles in this Series:

These exams were written either at a Prometric Testing Center or at a Certiport Testing Center for the Office exams. The Exams names that have links link to reviews of the books I used to prepare for those exams. These exams are a mix of CompTIA, Microsoft Exams and Apple certification exams.


Deepak said...

Tripple MCSE that would be Great ;-) All the Best.

Great post.

Unknown said...

Good going, I've just started on my certification road due to a work requirement, and, as I get more confident through passing exams I feel I want to do more, to not only prove myself but also differentiate myself. There are still the jerks who do the brain dumps, but they get found out in the end.

I do have to ask though, how can you take the exams if you have written them also, isn't that a bit unfair :)

Steven R. McEvoy said...

By write I mean take the exam. i did not create the content in the exam. A throw back to my university days.