Amidst the inaugural Microsoft Business Intelligence conference and news-bytes about SQL Server 'Katmai', the Microsoft Certified Architect Program recently announced the Microsoft Certified Architect: Database designation.
Similar to the MCA: Messaging depth-architect certification, the MCA: Database path appears to be highly focused in the area of database architecture and SQL Server, with a rigorous 4 week program in Redmond, WA costing $25,000USD. According to the link, the program will only be open to those working for Microsoft Certified Gold Partner organisations, as well as Microsoft employees.
Although a closer look at the curriculum reveals coverage on Integration Services, one cannot help but wonder whether a comprehensive "MCA: Business Intelligence" certification is in development.
What do you think about the MCA Program? Too pricey? Worth the trip to Washington?
- Adrian Downes