We are pleased to announce two new training opportunities being launched by Microsoft Learning to help prepare candidates for the Certified Master exams or for anyone looking to take their SQL Server skills to the next level.

Coming November 29: Accelerated Prep for Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008

As an experienced SQL Server IT Pro looking to become a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM), wouldn’t you appreciate some expert help as you prepare for the Knowledge Exam and Lab Exam? With the Accelerated Exam Preparation program from Microsoft, that help is now available – and convenient! Starting November 29, a scheduled series of live online sessions with a SQL MCM presenter (presenters to be announced later) will focus on one of the seven exam topic areas each week, in two weekly sessions of two hours each, for seven weeks -- with time for Q&A after each session. Plus, we offer practice lab subscriptions with twenty labs and two months of lab access, providing an easy to use, anytime access lab environment in which you can practice the required skills associated with the weekly exam topics. Convenience, affordability and top-notch instruction begin November 29, so register NOW, as places are limited in the weekly sessions.

Available today: Hands-on Practice Labs for Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008

Looking to access the SQL Server MCM practice labs, but without a two-month time commitment? The hands-on labs used in the Accelerated Prep training series are also available right now in on week or one month increments. The labs cover advanced SQL Server topics geared to helping you prepare for the pursuit of advanced certification. The goal of these hands-on lab materials is to get an understanding of the features of SQL Server 2008 that a Microsoft Certified Master may use when designing and implementing solutions for business requirements.

Register here for the hand-on practice labs.

Learn more about the Microsoft Certified Master Program.