Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) of SQL Server

The Microsoft Certified Master program measures technical expertise and experience.  It’s Microsoft’s highest technical certification.  It costs thousands of dollars and involves the toughest exams I’ve ever seen.  This is nothing like the MCITP program, and there’s a reason why you haven’t heard of it.

As of early 2011, there are less than a dozen SQL Server 2008 MCMs in the United States who don’t work for Microsoft, and I’m one of ’em. Here’s what you need to know:

Here’s my story of the original MCM program experience back when it cost almost $20,000 to achieve and required three weeks of time onsite in Seattle:

Preparing for the Microsoft Certified Master Course

Inside the Microsoft Certified Master Training

Related Links about the MCM Program