A number of people have spotted this announcement on the SQLCAT blog already:
http://sqlcat.com/sqlcat/b/technicalnotes/archive/2011/09/19/announcing-the-first-wave-of-ssas-maestros.aspx, but if you have not seen it yet, I’m very proud to say that I’ve been made an Analysis Services Maestro!
If you have not heard about the Maestro program you can find out more details about it here; as Chris has said, it’s basically something like an MCM for Analysis Services. The course itself was a fair bit of work and went into a lot of the Analysis Services internals, along with worksheets for the labs during the course we had to sit a written exam and submit a 5000 word case study.
Congratulations also go to the other ten awardees: Ulf, Alberto, Greg, Chris, Dirk, Mick, Vidas, Marco, Harlan and John. (Interestingly the 3 founding members of the BIDS Helper project are all in this first batch of Maestros)