Personal Goals

Saturday, September 1, 2012
by jsalvo

With fall quickly approaching, I thought this would be an ideal time to set some personal goals for the upcoming year.  I hope to generate momentum in fall and winter and get a good start on this list:


  • Write three blog posts per month
  • Participate in TSQLTuesday and Meme15
  • Improve blog performance to achieve 5 seconds or less response time

Enhancing Professional Skills

  • Microsoft Certification Exam 70-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 –OR-
  • Microsoft Certification Exam 70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Start learning .NET (C#), deliver functional WPF application

Leveraging Social Media / Online Communities (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)

  • Update most recent work experience on LinkedIn
  • Use Twitter and LinkedIn to communicate new blog posts
  • Add one new contact per month on LinkedIn
  • Answer one technical question per week on Ask SQLServerCentral (or similar site)


  • Attend one networking event per month
  • Meet at least one new person at each event


  • Give two technical presentations
  • Submit proposed session to SQL Saturday event(s)


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