The ninth rotation of the SQL Microsoft Certified Masters program begins Monday.  I'm really looking forward to meeting this next batch of candidates and future MCMs.  A few days ago I drew up a summary of each attendee's experience and background and then emailed it to our instructors.  I wanted the instructors to know about the significant accomplishments of the incoming group and also let them get a feel for their background and strengths.

This rotation starts up only a month after the previous rotation.  In the future we'll be spacing the rotations more evenly apart.  On the subject of schedules, we've added a Winter 2011 session to the previously announced sessions.  The MCM registration page will reflect this new addition in a few days, but in the meantime, here are the dates for Rotations 10 - 12:

  • October 4 – 23, 2010
  • February 7 - 26, 2011
  • May 2 – 21, 2011

Although Rotation 9 starts only a few weeks after Rotation 8, we did get in a few changes and suggestions based on feedback from the previous rotations (one of the bigger changes involved refactoring the content for the High Availability day - which I myself am looking forward to watching). 

Okay, time to pack my bags and get ready for the MCM marathon...