SQL Server 2008 Certifications

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SQL Server 2008 Certifications

  1. 1. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Certifications
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Why get certified? </li></ul><ul><li>Certification paths </li></ul><ul><li>Brief look at path content </li></ul><ul><li>Courses & Exams </li></ul><ul><li>Special offers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Get Certified? <ul><li>Expert recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Increased confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Increased job opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Earn more money </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages for your employer </li></ul>
  4. 4. Certification Paths
  5. 5. SQL Server 2008 Certification Paths           Business Intelligence   Developer   Administrator           MCTS: SQL Server 2008 - Pass 1 exam in your chosen path to achieve MCTS BI Development and Maintenance   Database Development   Implementation & Maintenance Exam: 70-448   Exam: 70-433   Exam: 70-432           MCITP - Pass 1 additional exam in your chosen path to achieve MCITP BI Developer 2008   Database Developer 2008   Database Administrator 2008 Exam: 70-452   Exam: 70-451   Exam: 70-450           MCM - 3 week training session + 3 exams + qualification lab - held in Redmond - cost $18,500 If you meet all the following criteria you can apply to take part in the MCA program           Must be certified as both MCITP Database Developer AND MCITP Database Administrator (4 exams) + 5 years experience with SQL Server 7.0 or later: installing, configuring, troubleshooting + minimum 1 year of experience with SQL Server 2005 or later: installing, configuring, troubleshooting + a thorough understanding of SQL Server design and architecture + a thorough understanding of SQL Server core components and dependencies
  6. 6. SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Paths SQL Server 2005: MCITP + Exam = MCITP MCTS Database Administrator   70-453   Database Administrator 2008 SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance Database Developer   70-454   Database Developer 2008 SQL Server 2008 Database Development Business Intelligence Developer 70-455   Business Intelligence Developer 2008 SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance
  7. 7. Brief Path Content Overview <ul><li>Business Intelligence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SSIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SSAS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SSRS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Database Developer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design Tables, Views & Programming Objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write T-SQL Queries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with XML data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Database Administrator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Install, Configure and Maintain the database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define & Manage Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Troubleshoot & Performance Tune </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Courses <ul><li>Business Intelligence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MCTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6236 – Classroom based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6235 – Classroom based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6234 – Classroom based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6233AE – E-Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>70-448 – Self Paced Training Kit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MCITP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6314 – Classroom based </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Courses <ul><li>DBA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MCTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6231 – Classroom based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6232 – Classroom based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2778 – Classroom based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6369AE – E-Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2778BE – E-Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>70-432 – Self Paced Training Kit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MCITP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6315 – Classroom based </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Courses <ul><li>Developer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MCTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6231 – Classroom based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6232 – Classroom based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2778 – Classroom based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6370AE – E-Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2778BE – E-Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>70-433 – Self Paced Training Kit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MCITP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6316 – Classroom based </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Microsoft E-Learning <ul><ul><li>Prices from Free to $383.99 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14 free clinics and courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17 two hour courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 collections </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Special Offers <ul><li>25% off select SQL Server 2008 books </li></ul><ul><li>25% off all Microsoft E-Learning courses </li></ul><ul><li>40% to 50% off MS E-Reference Library Subs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free 10 trial of complete E-Reference Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US$3550 discount on MCM program </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Resources <ul><li>Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Learning Portal: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/sql/2008/default.mspx </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft E-Learning Portal: http://learning.microsoft.com/manager/catalog.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>My blog & email: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://nzgirlgeek.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Auckland SQL User Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.aucklandsql.com </li></ul></ul>

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