Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Brainbench Certifications - FREE!

It's been a while since I gave a shout out to one of my favorite non-Microsoft certification vendors, Brainbench.
What I like about them, nice looking certificates, online transcript, and FREE test taking. Check out their tests for free!
Here's a few that speak to me:

And here's the whole list:

Now, don't get me wrong, there's a bunch of others that cost money and if you decide to go that route, a subscription is probably the best way to go.

The downside: since the tests are delivered online (which is very convenient!), there's no way to make sure you don't cheat (say by having someone else take the test for you). So, really, these tests are just for you to tell yourself whether or not you know a specific technology (and to what degree).

Have fun!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Free VS 2008 + SQL 2005 Dev Edition for college & grad students!

Listen up College Students and Graduates Students (that includes all you old guys like me who are going for their Master's degrees).

Microsoft is giving away free tools like Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition! And there's more than that! Check out this link:


Even if your school isn't listed (many aren't yet), you can click their link to send an email to get these professional level tools from Microsoft. For free!

Did I mention, they are FREE!

My New Greats Plains Guy Blog

If you are doing any Dynamics Great Plains work, you might be interested in my new blog:


In it, I hope to espouse on all things great (and not so great) in my Great Plains world (I'm the local GP admin, GP developer, and all around GP tech support guy for my company).

The blog should have some interesting tips & tricks, super cool links, and things like how I got around such and such a problem. It'll be loads of fun! Please check it out!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Sr. SQL Server Developer (Downtown Baltimore): Opportunity as part of the senior development team in a software development company creating commercial healthcare-related products. The company has a family-friendly culture that believes in work-life balance and is the “first to market” for many products, limiting competition. We are looking for someone with solid experience in SQL Server database architecture in a .NET environment. Salary: Approx $100K. More information can be viewed at: http://www.allsearchinc.com/jobdetail.cfm?jobID=1654.

Mid-Level C# Web Developer (Near BWI Airport): Opportunity to take internal e-Commerce applications to the next level in an extremely technology-focused insurance company. Team-oriented and work-life balanced environment. Development is done in several technologies, but what is most important is the C# experience. Salary: Approx $75K. More information can be viewed at: http://www.allsearchinc.com/jobdetail.cfm?jobID=1693.

Tell 'em Dave sent ya!