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James K
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Posted - 09/03/2013 :  15:25:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Microsoft announced that they are cancelling the MCM program. I think it is a loss for all of us - regardless of whether you aspired to be an MCM some day, or not.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/neiljohn/archive/2013/08/31/retiring-the-microsoft-master-certifications-and-training.aspx

If you think Microsoft should reverse this decision, make your voices heard here:

https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/799431/please-dont-get-rid-of-the-mcm-and-mca-programs#tabs

tkizer
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Posted - 09/03/2013 :  16:15:45  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I thought they were replacing it with a different but similar program. That sucks if they don't provide another program that indicates expert level knowledge. The people who achieved this are in a league of their own, for the most part at least. I admire them!

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robvolk
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Posted - 09/03/2013 :  16:53:38  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yeah, this is an astoundingly stupid move on Microsoft's part. Between this and dropping Technet subscriptions, they're giving the finger to the IT pros who are (or were) their best advocates.

It's like Ballmer is doing a final slash-and-burn to make it impossible for the next CEO to succeed.
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JimL
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Posted - 09/04/2013 :  08:04:49  Show Profile  Visit JimL's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dumb move indeed.


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James K
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Posted - 09/16/2013 :  14:56:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
More about MCM program cancellation: http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/joe/we-can-handle-the-truth/
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