Well, I may not be new, but I certainly feel I've improved professionally. I'm a little late on blogging this, but towards the end of last year I decided to get some Microsoft SQL Server certifications. I got my MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification around the beginning of October, and then I immediately dove in and got my MCSE: Data Platform certification a few weeks later in November. All total I took 5 certification exams within about 6 weeks, and I'm already setting my sights on the SQL Server 2014 certifications coming out in a few months.
Me being the database junkie that I am, I have to say I really enjoyed deep-diving into the features of SQL Server, and am amazed at some of its capabilities. I'm looking forward to becoming more involved with it and putting my newfound knowledge to good use!