Rob Farley

Rob Rob Farley has been consulting in IT since completing a Computer Science degree with first class honours in 1997. Before moving to Adelaide, he worked in consultancies in Melbourne and London. He runs the development department in one of Australia's leading IT firms, as well as doing database application consultancy and training. He heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, and holds several Microsoft certifications.

Rob has been involved with Microsoft technologies for most of his career, but has also done significant work with Oracle and Unix systems. His preferred database is SQL Server and his preferred language is C#. Recently he has been involved with Microsoft Learning in the US, creating and reviewing new content for the next generation of Microsoft exams.

Over the years, Rob's clients have included BP Oil, OneLink Transit, Accenture, Avanade, Australian Electorial Commission, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Royal Borough of Kingston, Help The Aged, Unisys, Department of Treasury and Finance (Vic), National Mutual, the Bible Society and others.

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31 October 2005

SQL2005 Beta exams

Why do I do this to myself?

I've registered to do two beta exams for SQL2005 - 071-431 and 071-441, which are the betas for 070-431 and 070-441. Nov30 and Dec2 are the big days for me, and I'm slightly stressed about them already. I shouldn't be, but I am. It doesn't matter if I don't pass them, it's just an added bonus if I do. I've had SQL2005 installed for quite a while now, and I feel like I know quite a bit about the new features - so theoretically I should do alright. But even so...

Anyone else out there doing these exams? Feel like studying together?