Dave McMahon

Dave works as Chief Architect for .NET Development at Ridgian Limited, a privately owned software house based in Central Birmingham. Ridgian are a Microsoft Certified Partner and specialize in Business Intelligence Solutions and Custom Software Solutions.
Dave is very active in the Microsoft community speaking at DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper conferences, and at numerous User Group meetings around the country on such topics as SQL XML, SQL 2005 Security, Regular Expressions and his favorite technology XSLT and XPATH. He has recently published articles on SQL Server 2005 Security in International Developer Magazine and on Vista and Office 2007in the Microsoft Beta Newsletters.

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Greg Larsen

Gregory A. Larsen is a DBA at Washington State Department of Health (DOH). Greg is responsible for maintaining SQL Server and other database management software. Greg works with customers and developers to design and implement database changes, and solve database/application related problems. Greg builds homegrown solutions to simplify and streamline common database management tasks, such as capacity management.

Greg has been working with computers since the late 1970’s and has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science, with a minor area of study in Mathematics. Greg’s background in DBA work goes back to the mid 1980’s. Gregory has been a DBA for a number of different organizations within the State of Washington. Continue reading

Vidya Virat

Vidya Vrat Agarwal is a Microsoft .NET Purist and an MCT, MCPD, MCTS, MCSD.NET, MCAD.NET, and MCSD. He works with Lionbridge Technologies(NASDAQ: LIOX) and his business card reads Subject Matter Expert (SME). He is also a lifetime member of the Computer Society of India (CSI). He started working on Microsoft.NET with its beta release.

He has been involved in software development, evangelism, consultation, corporate training, and T3 programs on Microsoft .NET for various employers and corporate clients. His articles can be read at www.ProgrammersHeaven.com. Continue reading

Brian Wilson has over 13 years experience in IT starting with a tour in the United States Army. He has worked in and out of the US Government in many different organizations and technical roles including a stint as a Cisco Certified Instructor.

Currently Brian works for one of the largest US broadband providers (ISP) as a Senior Data/Voice Engineer (DOCSIS SME) supporting over 6 million High Speed Internet/ VoIP subscribers. He has attained a number of industry credentials covering many aspects of IT including https://www.ucertify.com/certifications/ISC2/cissp-associate.html”>CISSP, CCNA, CCSE, CAI, MCP, JNCIA, Network+, Security+, and many DoD Certifications. Continue reading

The MCSD .NET exam 70-300 contains case studies with questions based on them. Before practicing the questions based on case studies, we would like to give some tips on how to view and approach case studies and what steps you should keep in mind while reading them and attempting the related questions.

A case study is a scenario about an organization and its profile. You have to study the present as well as the expected business strategies, and the business and user requirements of the organization. The main facts about the organization are as follows: Continue reading