Thanks to those of you who came to one of yesterday's meetings on the SQL Server 2005 certifications... here's what we talked about, and when, in the recording:

  1. Intro to exam insurance and upcoming Live Meetings
  2. Explanation of "new gen" certification cert structure (approximately at minute 6:30)
  3. Exam paths to earn SQL Server 2005 certs (DBA, DB developer, BI developer*) (minute 17:45)
  4. Upgrade from MCDBA to MCITP: DBA (22:40)
  5. Language availabilty for SQL Server 2005 exams
  6. Related training and offers

I was on the call from home, and muted myself while Rob was talking. Then, when it was my turn to talk, I couldn't figure out how to un-mute. I was poking away at my handset, frantically, while my co-presenters tried valiantly to get me back on the line. At one point, I think someone says, "Did we lose her?" but it sounds like "She's a loser," which is funny, and, in this case, sadly relevant. All of this goes down at about minute 32, should you want to listen.

Here's the recording link, as promised. https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/lmevents/view?id=msft012307lm_PM&pw=att6137&cn=

**If you are just interested in BI, go right to minute 21:20 or so.

I am working on the questions and I'll add those to this poast as soon as I have something halfway presentable.