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Anyone know if I need to take 70-431 before I can take 70-445 (SQL 2005 - Business Intelligence)? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Im trying to get into BI and was wondering if I could take 70-445: SQL 2005 Business Intelligence before taking 70-431: SQL 2005 Maintaing?

    Based on the books and descriptions, it look like the exams are completely different....their is no mention of installing, backing up, etc SQL 2005 server on the 70-445 exam.......this exam (445) simply looks at testing SSAS, SSIS, etc type concepts...

    Please correct me if Im wrong.
    Wednesday, October 28, 2009 7:26 PM

Answers

  • You do not need to take 70-431 before you take 70-445.

    These are two separate exams which prepare you for two different certifications.

    70-431 for MCTS: SQL Server 2005 - Implementation and Maintenance
    70-445 for MCTS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence - Development and Maintenance

    Hope this is helpful.


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    • Proposed as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, October 28, 2009 7:34 PM
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, January 7, 2010 2:29 AM
    Wednesday, October 28, 2009 7:34 PM
  • The following books maybe useful for u to prepare your exams:
    MCTS Exam 70-431 Database Administration Study

    MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-431): Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Implementation and Maintenance (Pro-Certification)
    MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-445): Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Paperback)

    Also ,you can get some advice from microsoftcertification blog


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    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, January 7, 2010 2:29 AM
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 2:12 AM

All replies

  • You do not need to take 70-431 before you take 70-445.

    These are two separate exams which prepare you for two different certifications.

    70-431 for MCTS: SQL Server 2005 - Implementation and Maintenance
    70-445 for MCTS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence - Development and Maintenance

    Hope this is helpful.


    Rubel Khan - MY BLOG!
    If your question was truly answered, please mark it as Answered and Vote as helpful. Thank you in advance.
    • Proposed as answer by Rubel Khan Wednesday, October 28, 2009 7:34 PM
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, January 7, 2010 2:29 AM
    Wednesday, October 28, 2009 7:34 PM
  • Thanks Rubel !

    Thats what I thought, but I just wanted another opinion.

    Let me know if you (or anyone) has some good books they can recommend.


    Thursday, October 29, 2009 1:50 AM
  • The following books maybe useful for u to prepare your exams:
    MCTS Exam 70-431 Database Administration Study

    MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-431): Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Implementation and Maintenance (Pro-Certification)
    MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-445): Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Paperback)

    Also ,you can get some advice from microsoftcertification blog


    __________________________________________________________________________

    IT ceritificaton IT training http://www.my-dig.com
    Server 2008 OS blog http://www.microsoftbible.com
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, January 7, 2010 2:29 AM
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 2:12 AM