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  • Introduce self: speak about 3 years at Telecom and 2 years at EFTPOS as MIS Analyst Programmer. Audience participation: show of hands, developers vs. administrators? Breaking the first rule of IT training: no demos! Requires theory. Hope to enliven with personal anecdotes.
  • Introduce topic: MCP in 1996 with Access 2.0 and WinNT 3.51! Audience participation: Anyone earlier?
  • Explain Architect is still under negotiation with the wider IT community; not necessarily just Microsoft. Explain Trainer needs certification in a subject in order to teach it (as well as other skills). Some of you may still be wondering “why bother”? (next slide)
  • Tell the story about Telecom: I’m safe from restructuring because I produce! My role is evolving into Internal Consulting
  • This is the “first tier” where you demonstrate ability to use SQL Server 2005. Hands on with the product is very important to pass the exams.
  • Ask whether anyone can highlight the difference between: MCPD (developer track) and MCITP (server track) This is the second tier, where you demonstrate job role ability (“soft” skills).
  • Tell the story about my MCDBA (SQL Server 2000): May 2001: Designing and Implementing Databases with Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 April 2002: Administering SQL Server 7.0 July 2002: Installing, Configuring and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Tell the story about Exam 70-431: Intensive studying from February 1 to 21 Intensive testing from February 22 to 27 Sat the exam February 28 Passed! Exam 70-441 skills being assessed: Designing Database Testing and Code Management Procedures Designing an Application Solution for SQL Server 2005 Designing Database Objects Designing a Database Developing Applications That Use SQL Server Support Services Exam 70-442 skills being assessed: Designing Efficient Access to a SQL Server Service Designing a Database Query Strategy Designing Error-Handling Routines Designing a Transaction Strategy Performance Tuning a Database and a Database Application
  • Exam 70-431 skills being assessed: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2005 Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery Supporting Data Consumers Maintaining Databases Monitoring and Troubleshooting SQL Server Performance Creating and Implementing Database Objects Exam 70-443 skills being assessed: Designing a Database Server Infrastructure Designing Security for a Database Server Solution Designing a Physical Database Designing a Database Solution for High Availability Designing a Data Recovery Solution for a Database Designing a Strategy for Data Archiving Exam 70-444 skills being assessed: Optimizing the Performance of Database Servers and Databases Optimizing and Implementing a Data Recovery Plan for a Database Designing a Strategy to Monitor and Maintain a Database Solution Designing a Database Data Management Strategy Designing a Strategy to Manage and Maintain Database Security
  • Exam 70-445 skills being assessed: Managing SSAS Configure server and database roles and permissions. Developing SSAS Solutions by Using BIDS Implementing Data Mining by Using BIDS Configure algorithm parameters. Managing SSRS Developing Reporting Solutions by Using SSRS Developing Business Intelligence Solutions by Using SSIS Create event handlers. Administering SSIS Packages Exam 70-446 skills being assessed: Planning BI Solutions Designing SSIS Solutions Designing SSRS Solutions Designing SSAS Solutions Designing Data Mining Solutions
  • MCTS Overview

    1. 1. Microsoft Certification for SQL Server 2005 <ul><li>James Hippolite Senior .NET Developer Telecom New Zealand Limited </li></ul>
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Certification Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Specialist Exams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Exams </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SS2005 MC:ITP Roadmap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Database Developer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database Administrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Intelligence Developer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Certification Overview <ul><li>Show off your unique skills! </li></ul><ul><li>Validate your hands-on experience by obtaining a certification that matches your current or desired job role with an existing or evolving technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Start by exploring Specialist certifications, designed to validate your expertise using a specific technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Then consider earning a Professional series certification or becoming a Microsoft-authorized trainer. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Certified individuals realize the following benefits: <ul><li>Increased opportunities on the job . These opportunities range from salary and bonus increases to project involvement and promotion. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased breadth of knowledge . Certification is a catalyst for learning new technologies in a structured and comprehensive way. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Technology Specialist Exams <ul><li>Go into greater depth on technology features, functions, and how-to skills than previous exams. </li></ul><ul><li>Are targeted to a specific technology so that you can demonstrate your expertise in that area. </li></ul><ul><li>A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) is consistently capable of implementing, building, troubleshooting, and debugging a particular technology. </li></ul><ul><li>The Technology Specialist has the depth of skills to fully support the technology. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Professional Exams <ul><li>Focus on technology job-role skills—for example, deployment, planning, and project management skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Candidates should have direct, hands-on experience with a technology and job role before taking these exams. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>They have demonstrated the comprehensive skills that are required to perform the job successfully, and they must remain current in best practices and technologies. </li></ul>
    7. 7. SS2005 MCITP Roadmap <ul><li>Database Developer </li></ul><ul><li>Database Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Business Intelligence Developer </li></ul>
    8. 8. SS2005 MCITP Roadmap (cont) 70-431 : TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 – Implementation and Maintenance 70-441 : PRO: Designing Database Solutions by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 70-442 : PRO: Designing and Optimizing Data Access by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database Developer SQL Server 2005
    9. 9. SS2005 MCITP Roadmap (cont) 70-431 : TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 – Implementation and Maintenance 70-443 : PRO: Designing a Database Server Infrastructure by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 70-444 : PRO: Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administration Solution by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SQL Server 2005 Database Administrator
    10. 10. SS2005 MCITP Roadmap (cont) 70-445 : TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence – Implementation and Maintenance 70-446 : PRO: Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence
    11. 11. Q&A <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> mcpexams / </li></ul>