Finally achieved highest certification in SSAS world.
What is the SSAS Maestros?
The SSAS Maestro program was created as a way to share the lessons learned by enterprise customers of the SQL Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) using complex SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services and a Unified Dimensional Model (UDM).
Because of the complexity of the subject matter and the depth of the lessons, the course has strict requirements, including the following:
Applicants will be accepted based on their depth of technical experience with Analysis Services.
The three-day course will include several labs that intentionally provide very little guidance.
Upon completion of the course, attendees will be given a take-home exam project that they will need to complete within thirty (30) days.
Following the technical conference conventions defining 400-level sessions, this is a 500-level course. It is modeled after the MCM SQL certification program.
Additional Microsoft hosted SSAS Maestro training courses will be available in the near future. Check back on this site for updates. For questions or for a list of courses hosted by certified Maestro trainers, please email
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What was the most challenging in the course?
After attending course; for me happened in Redmond by SQLCAT it was Test, Labs and 3000+ words case study which you need to complete.
I guess tuff part was case study, labs and test :)
Congratulations Karen. I am going after the MCM and then look to pursue a data warehouse/modeling certification or the SSAS. They are such a challenge!
you bet ;)