40+ hours of free SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) training videos from SQLskills and Microsoft
“SQLskills.com has teamed up with Microsoft to provide 40 hours of online training geared towards the SQL Server 2008 MCM certification.
These videos are designed to give you an overview of the breadth of subject knowledge required, plus some indication of the depth to which you should know it. The four weeks of intensive training that SQLskills.com provides has a little overlap with the content in the videos, but most material in the class is not available anywhere online.
This page gives links to all the videos, grouped together to match our training classes.
Make sure to also check out the MCM Pre-Reading List that accompanies the videos!
Master Immersion Event on Internals and Performance
Master Immersion Event on Performance Tuning
Master Immersion Event on HA+DR
Master Immersion Event on Security and Development Support
“The Microsoft Certified Masters Program for Microsoft SQL Server provides the most experienced and talented IT Professionals with worldwide validation and recognition of their deep technical expertise in SQL Server. The SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master program has been re-launched in a more scalable format because of the increased interest and global demand for the program. For more information, see the Microsoft Learning SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master program site.
The following readiness videos provide candidates who want to pursue SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master certification with an overview of what you need to know to prepare for the SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master Knowledge Exam and Lab Exam.
Each module establishes the level of depth and breadth required to achieve this certification and also includes an MCM-level deep dive of one or more aspects of the specific subject area. Each module ends with a pointer to a comprehensive list of additional readiness resources (whitepapers, blog posts, other videos, and applicable SQL Server Books Online sections).
If you want to be a MCM (which is supposed to be “officially really hard”) or not, having the knowledge of one is almost as good, right? Especially when gathering some of that knowledge acquisition is free… (which is a hard deal to beat).