This post was prompted by John Sansom’s (b | t) post Your Road to Becoming a DBA: Acquiring Experience is Key. I was going to leave a comment but it was getting a bit long so I thought this might be better. Continue reading
I recently sat and passed the VCP 5 exam. Current holders of the VCP 4 certification have until February 29th, 2012 to pass the VCP 5 exam and qualify to receive the VCP 5 qualification without having to take one the usual pre-requisite classes.
Previously I posted about my overall thoughts about attending the SQLskills Immersion events in Bellevue. In this post I wanted to provide an overview of week 1. IE1: Internals and Performance aka the Kimberly (b | t) and Paul (b | t) show.
I recently spent a month at the SQLskills.com Summer Camp attending four weeks of Immersion Events training at Bellevue, WA. Since this was such an experience I thought I would write a quick general post about my thoughts post the events.
I passed my VCP 4 in April 2010. I have been interested in virtualisation for years however I have not been working as a VMware administrator. I have access to ESX 3.5 with a HA/DRS cluster but I don’t work hands on everyday. Since I work in the Infrastructure area of the Application support team I had good general knowledge of virtualisation and its benefits and effects on application availability.