Another reason to attend PASS Summit 2013: Microsoft Certification testing!

When did the “opportunity” to take a test become good news? The moment it meant you could advance your career – all while networking and building your SQL Server know-how. For the second year in a row, attendees of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Summit will be able to take Microsoft Certification exams at the conference.

This is great news for those who live in areas that don’t have certification centers nearby – particularly for those interested in becoming a Microsoft Certified Master, for which testing centers are a little harder to come by. And testing at PASS offers some extra incentives, such as discounted exam prices, interactive exam crams and free practices tests (details on those are coming soon).

PASS Summit is “the world’s largest, most-focused, and most-intensive conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals” according to their website. It’s run by the independent, not-for-profit Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) in order to support, educate and promote the Microsoft SQL Server community.

PASS Vice President of Marketing Thomas LaRock (who also happens to be a Microsoft Certified Master, a SQL Server MVP, a VMware vExpert, Microsoft Certified Trainer and author… whew!) was kind enough to answer some questions about PASS Summit 2013 in this post on the SQL Server Blog.

Check out the SQL Server Blog for the Q&A with LaRock, and be sure to register for PASS Summit 2013 by Sept. 15 to receive a discount.

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Deborah Pisano
Microsoft News Center Staff