Proud to be a Microsoft Certified Master: Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Earlier this year (or last fiscal year :-), I participated in a grueling three-week training and passed four exams (one of them a lab exam) to become one of just a dozen Microsoft Certified Masters on SQL Server 2008 worldwide.

This was certainly the most demanding IT certification I ever attempted and a great learning experience. Even more important, I met a few remarkable people in the process, both instructors and fellow padawans.

Read the blog post announcing the new batch of SQL MCMs at

While at it, you can check my updated transcript at, using 655468 as the Transcript ID and josebarreto as the Access Code.

To learn more about the program, check or