Pragmatic Works’ Architect named Microsoft Certified Master

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Pragmatic Works, a Microsoft Gold Certified and National Systems Integrator Partner, today announced that Jason Strate, one of their Senior Database Architects, has been honored with the title of Microsoft Certified Master.

We value education and encourage all our employees to gain the highest level of expertise at Pragmatic Works...This is demonstrated in the number of SQL Server MVPs and experts we have on our team.

Pragmatic Works, a Microsoft Gold Certified and National Systems Integrator Partner, today announced that Jason Strate, one of their Senior Database Architects, has been honored with the title of Microsoft Certified Master.

An incredibly rigorous program, the MCM SQL Server 2008 certification has only been awarded to 17 non-Microsoft employees in the United States. Course participants have to meet significant prerequisite requirements, attend three weeks of intensive classroom training, pass three technological assessments and one demanding lab-based exam in order to gain the exclusive title. Among the abilities required to demonstrate a mastery of are Availability and Business Continuity, Performance Optimization, Scalability, Security and Manageability.

Microsoft Certified Masters gain admittance to a select community within Microsoft which includes not only other MCMs, but Microsoft’s own development teams and IT innovators. This group possesses the most comprehensive knowledge of SQL Server in the world, equipping its member to be able to deliver top level consulting and implementation strategies to clients globally. “We value education and encourage all our employees to gain the highest level of expertise at Pragmatic Works, Jason is a prime example of the quality of our Consultants and we are thrilled with his huge accomplishment. This is demonstrated in the number of SQL Server MVPs and experts we have on our team as well as leading the industry in staff trained on solutions like Microsoft’s Parallel Data Warehouse appliance (PDW).” said Adam Jorgensen, President of Consulting at Pragmatic Works.

Strate is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). He has over 15 years of experience developing, architecting, and managing data platforms. He is a highly-skilled database expert with a strong background in database/data warehouse architecture and best practices, business analysis, mentoring and leadership. Strate works with clients to review and analyze their SQL Server environments and make recommendations related to performance improvement and reliability in their data platforms.

About Pragmatic Works:
Pragmatic Works’ mission is to help organizations drive value through innovative products that support the entire SQL Server Platform. The company accomplishes this by offering software that simplifies the development and management of SQL Server as well as delivering top-tier SQL Server trainers and consultants for your most complex data management and analytics projects. Pragmatic Works serves more than 6,500 customers globally across multiple industries including banking, insurance, financial, automotive and education. Visit http://www.pragmaticworks.com for more information.

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