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  • Good day & I would like to Apologize as I have posted before on this topic but I would like ask the question differently.

    I would like to become a Business Intellegence & Data Warehouse Analyst/Expert/Developer/Architect.

    Now I completed exams Sql 2005 BI Application Developer & 2008 BI Develop & Maintenance (70-448)

    Currently working with SQL2000,2005,2008 (SSIS,SSRS,SSAS) & Cognos at work.

    I would like to know what is in demand (i should grow in) in the market world in Business Intellegence & Data Warehousing.

    Which Exam would best suite me to make me marketable and obtaining my goal of specializing in (Business Intellegence & DataWarehouse Analyst/Expert/Developer/Architect)

    Once again, Apologies if i'm not clear, please assist & direct me as i was looking in taking exam (70-452) but unsure as that is a PRO certificate to the 2008 BI Develop & Maintenance (70-448) i already have.

    I'm not sure, it might be the correct one but I want to widen by knowledge & certification cover, perhaps doing another exam that covers all instead of a PRO in one aspect of SQL2008 BI & Data Warehousing

    Please help, Thank you in advance

    Thursday, November 18, 2010 12:45 PM


  • Hi Ismailc,

    Yes 70-452 is the next step when you passed 70-448.

    With both 70-448 and 70-452 you will get MCITP BI 2008, with just 70-448 you are MCTS 2008.

    I passed both exams for SQL Server 2005/2008 so I am MCITP-BI 2005/2008, MCTS-BI 2005/2008.

    I would suggest you try 70-452 next.  I would also suggest you to focus with one vendor for now as there are just too many things one needs to learn.  I did have prior deep exposure to the IBM world (e.g. Cognos/DB2/WebSphere, etc...).

    As for me currently I am learning SP 2010, and possibly taking some SP 2010 exams if I get a chance.

    Hope this helps!

    Thanks, Michael Mei
    • Marked as answer by Ismailc Friday, November 19, 2010 8:38 AM
    Thursday, November 18, 2010 10:40 PM

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