Did you know that based on the Microsoft Certifications you’ve achieved, you meet the certification prerequisites for the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) SQL Server 2008 certification?

Consider taking your career to the next level with MCM SQL Server 2008. Through virtual classroom and self-paced training, online practice labs, and challenging exams; the MCM program provides the most experienced and talented IT professionals with worldwide validation and recognition of their in-depth technical expertise in using SQL Server.

Why become an MCM for SQL Server 2008?
When you earn MCM certification, you join – and can share knowledge with – an exclusive community of top SQL Server experts worldwide. Your name and technical services will be promoted on the Microsoft website. You can stand out to your employer and customers because your certification is proof of your advanced technical expertise in SQL Server. In a 2010 survey of MCMs, over 60% of respondents reported that the MCM certification increased their requests for participation in active projects. Moreover, Microsoft Partners have told us that they have won customer engagements primarily because they have MCMs on staff.

Get ready for the MCM Exams
Microsoft offers a number of options to help prepare candidates for the required Knowledge Exam and Lab Exam for MCM SQL Server 2008:

SQL Server 2008 MCM Accelerated Exam Preparation Program
The program has two components:

  • SQL MCM Sessions: A scheduled series of seven weeks of live online sessions with a presenter who is a SQL Server MCM, covering review of an exam topic and open Q&A time. There will be two two-hour sessions delivered weekly, with each week focusing on one of the seven Exam topic areas. Sessions start November 29, 2011 and seats are limited.
  • SQL MCM Labs: A two month subscription to an anytime-access lab environment for practicing with 20 SQL MCM-level labs in a hosted SQL Server VM environment. The labs will be associated with the weekly exam topics. Lab access starts November 21, 2011 and continues until January 20, 2012.

You may choose either or both of the two components, based on your learning needs. Find out more and register.

Anytime access to practice labs
Want to make use of the same practice labs described above, but don’t need the full two month subscription? Subscribe to one week or one month of lab access instead. These options are available NOW, so register today.

Additional Preparation Resources
Microsoft also provides a collection of free preparation resources including MCM SQL Server 2008 instructor video lectures, as well as recommended books and white papers.

With exam preparation resources so readily available, and the benefits of certification so apparent, now is the time to achieve recognition as one of the top SQL Server experts in the world. Visit the MCM SQL Server 2008 program website to learn more about taking your career to the next level with MCM certification.

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