Goodfire George wrote:Why do you say that?
1. As I'm new and totally unexperienced it feels much easier and appealling to me
2. It is more simple and thus easier than Oracle
3. I've Experienced it more - since the first weeks as introductive, while Oracle was and is a more misty fieldSeems like this is the key - you'll only really learn when you dive in and try, fail and try again... (different thresholds on learning curve/steps may vary).
On the other side, Microsoft hasn't such a thing at all, with the only Certification available being MCSA.You seem to have completely missed the Pro, Master and even Architect levels. Also, for the more "specified", there's implementor, db developer, BI developer tracks with TS and ITP exams/certifications.
To get the MCSA certification I need 3 different Exams 1 Querying 2 Administering 3 Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012See previous points :)
At the best I can take just the 1.Querying BUTAgain, look at and compare with Querying/Development and Designing Database Solutions.
1. It combines SQL, T-SQL, Optimization in one Exam. But I dont work much with T-SQL, I would prefer an exam just on SQL or Optimization. AND
2. Its not even considered a full Certification
While in Oracle I can (if I'll make it and find time for their bigger extend) take a Certification on SQL, and a Certification on Tunning which are the exact fields of my Placement.Yes, and for you and your outset that might be a good place to start. But consider actually learning SQL and learning tuning (which will take years) not just "take a certification".
And if i suceed I can extend to PL/SQL, but until then I dont have to bother for PL/SQL which I dont use much.This might be a sign of "narrow tracking" too early. Learning a little PL/SQL or whatever skills will help in ways you do not yet know. Read what EdStevens has written on the forums on the topic of studying (learning systems from having a major within music).
It outpasses even the needing of X4 funds for the same knowledge (SQL+Tuning+PL/SQL)Knowledge does not come from taking exams (if you don't mean the "I know how to do multiple choice tests"-kind of knowledge).
Goodfire George wrote:I see warning signs of perhaps you are taking a too intense approach to planning your learning/certification paths.
Er... what are you talking about I don't get a clue :S
bigdelboy wrote:Err...its a matter of funds also :S I have to pay for 2 exams with the 1st being the 30% of the 2nd not even being a Cert. :S I may from start read and exercise tilli reach the required level for 0047.
I always get concerns aobut people who who wish to head straight for 1z0-047. For some it is the correct choice, for others it isn't. Matthew Morris has talked about it elsewhere.
In a simple point of view I would initially concentrate on getting your SQL knowledge to 1z0-051 pass standard; even if your then choose not to take the exam. (Though passing 1z0-051 gives an early win, a milestone ( the only danger is it may make you over-confident about 1z0-047).
Get a good foundation, then build on it.
Err...its a matter of funds also :S I have to pay for 2 exams with the 1st being the 30% of the 2nd not even being a Cert. :S I may from start read and exercise tilli reach the required level for 0047.If money is the overriding factor
bigdelboy wrote:As a general rule, Matthew doesn't talk about himself in the third person, but he will do so here for continuity. Matthew has written an article discussing the pros and cons of betas here:
- Matthew hates betas ... Matthew avoids betas.