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Title: Microsoft Certification for SQL Server 2008


1
Microsoft Certification for SQL Server 2008
  • James Hippolite Senior .NET Developer Telecom New
    Zealand Limited

2
Agenda
  • Certification Overview
  • Certification Benefits
  • Technology Specialist Exams
  • Professional Exams
  • SS2008 MCITP Roadmap
  • Database Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Questions?

3
Certification Overview
  • Show off your unique skills!
  • Validate your hands-on experience by obtaining a
    certification that matches your current or
    desired job role with an existing or evolving
    technology.
  • Start by exploring Specialist certifications,
    designed to validate your expertise using a
    specific technology.
  • Then consider earning a Professional series
    certification or becoming a Microsoft-authorized
    trainer.

4
Certified individuals realize the following
benefits
  • Increased opportunities on the job. These
    opportunities range from salary and bonus
    increases to project involvement and promotion.
  • Increased breadth of knowledge. Certification is
    a catalyst for learning new technologies in a
    structured and comprehensive way.
  • Increased value to the organization.
    Organizations with 25 percent or more of their
    staff certified have been shown to deploy
    projects on time and within budget more often,
    rely less on external support, have less
    downtime, and have higher user satisfaction with
    their IT staff.

5
Technology Specialist Exams
  • Go into greater depth on technology features,
    functions, and how-to skills than previous exams.
  • Are targeted to a specific technology so that you
    can demonstrate your expertise in that area.
  • A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
    (MCTS) is consistently capable of implementing,
    building, troubleshooting, and debugging a
    particular technology.
  • The Technology Specialist has the depth of skills
    to fully support the technology.

6
Professional Exams
  • Focus on technology job-role skillsfor example,
    deployment, planning, and project management
    skills.
  • Candidates should have direct, hands-on
    experience with a technology and job role before
    taking these exams.
  • A Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) or
    a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer
    (MCPD) are consistently and fully capable of
    deploying, building, designing, optimizing, and
    operating technologies for a particular job role.
  • They have demonstrated the comprehensive skills
    that are required to perform the job
    successfully, and they must remain current in
    best practices and technologies.

7
SS2008 MCITP Roadmap
  • Database Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Business Intelligence Developer

8
SS2008 MCITP Roadmap (cont)
70-432 TS Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Implementation and Maintenance
SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance
70-450 PRO Designing, Optimizing and
Maintaining a Database Infrastructure using
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Database Administrator 2008
9
SS2008 MCITP Roadmap (cont)
70-433 TS Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database
Development
SQL Server 2008 Database Development
70-451 PRO Designing Database Solutions and
Data Access Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Database Developer 2008
10
SS2008 MCITP Roadmap (cont)
70-448 TS Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Business
Intelligence Development and Maintenance
SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence
Development and Maintenance
70-452 PRO Designing a Business Intelligence
Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Business Intelligence Developer 2008
11
Choosing the Right Path
12
QA
  • http//www.geekzone.co.nz/JamesHip/
  • http//www.microsoft.com/learning/mcpexams/
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