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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22 November 2005

Stress starting to build

I'm getting seriously stressed about the SQL2005 exams that I'm facing starting a week tomorrow. I really don't feel like I know my stuff yet. Shankar was telling me that the new exams are REALLY in depth. So that did my confidence the world of good (sarcasm doesn't really come through in blogs, does it?). I really need to get learning. Problem is, normally when I do an exam, I don't need to learn the stuff, I already know it, and study is reminding myself of stuff. This time, I feel like I need to learn stuff for the first time, and that's starting to freak me out a little.