When someone new comes to the SQL Server part of the Database world, invariably they end up asking about certification information. Questions like "Do I have to have it", "Is it worth anything", and "How do I get it" are commonplace on every SQL Forum in existence. I have decided to consolidate some of the best certification advice here in an attempt to help those who don't know this information and to dispel some of the rumors that I've seen floating out on the web. First, let's go with the rumors.
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