Certifications and Awards
To the right, you can see some of my certifications and awards.
The one I am most proud of is the MVP Award, because you can't take a test to get it. You are awarded the MVP when other MVP's recognize your expertise.
I also have a MCP for Visual Basic 6.0, and a MCDBA for SQL Server 2000.
In May 2009 I won Adam Machanic's Grouped String Challenge in fierce competition of other well known people, such as Itzik Ben-Gan, Remus Resanu (former Microsoft employee with SQL Server Engine Team), Rob Farley and Alejandro Mesa.
In August 2009, I ended on 2nd place in Celko's Prime Number Summer SQL stumper.
In September 2009, I ended on 2nd place in Celko's The Data Warehouse Problem. This is the first time I won the Phil Factor's SQL Speed Phreak Award.
In October 2009, I won Phil Factor's The Subscription List SQL Problem. This is the second time I win the Phil Factor's SQL Speed Phreak Award.
In February 2010, I get tied first place of Phil Factor's The Call Log SQL Problem. This is the third time I win the Phil Factor's SQL Speed Phreak Award.