There should be an image here!In this RunAs Radio podcast, Richard and I talk to Brent Ozar about his experiences doing the Certified Masters in SQL Server 2008 program at Microsoft — a three week intensive course that stretches your knowledge in every aspect of SQL Server. The conversation also ranges into SQL Server 2008 R2 and the latest features of SQL Azure. Check out Brent’s blog posts here.

Brent Ozar is a SQL Server Expert with Quest Software, and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. Brent has a decade of broad IT experience, including management of multi-terabyte data warehouses, storage area networks and virtualization. In his current role, Brent specializes in performance tuning, disaster recovery and automating SQL Server management. Previously, Brent spent two years at Southern Wine & Spirits, a Miami-based wine and spirits distributor. He has experience conducting training sessions, has written several technical articles, and blogs prolifically at BrentOzar.com. He is a regular speaker at PASS events, editor-in-chief of SQLServerPedia.com, and co-author of the book Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting.