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  • I was told a very vague statement of "Get a Microsoft SQL certification" from a potential employer.  I don't even know what version they use (2005 or 2008).  

    So, to become SQL certified from Microsoft, all I have to do is pass ONE of the following exams: 70-432, 70-433, or 70-448 ... correct? 

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-sql-server.aspx#tab2

     

    • Moved by Tom Li - MSFT Sunday, October 10, 2010 7:04 AM (From:Getting started with SQL Server)
    Friday, September 24, 2010 10:56 PM

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  • I was told a very vague statement of "Get a Microsoft SQL certification" from a potential employer.


    For SQL Server 2008 you can get the following certifications (more than 1 test):

    MCITP: Database Administrator 2008

    MCITP: Database Developer 2008

    MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008

     


    Kalman Toth, SQL Server & Business Intelligence Training; SQL 2008 GRAND SLAM
    Monday, September 27, 2010 10:08 AM
  • You are almost there, certification is for SQL 2008

    on the same web page there is a PDF it explains in detail what exams needed to be passed for what certification.

    SQL Server certification path roadmap

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/6/6/96692542-EC52-4E11-91A5-5106990E13E4/SQLServer2008CertificationPath.pdf

    Saturday, September 25, 2010 1:08 AM
  • Refer to Chirag's post for the actual certification path, but you are absolutely correct.  Taking one of the tests you mentioned (and passing) will get you a SQL certification with SQL 2008, in one of three fields (respectively): administration, development, or business intelligence. 

    MCTS is the lowest level of certification for SQL however, so depending on the level of job as well as the role, they may actually want you to get MCITP certified which would be the next level up and would require an MCTS level test and a PRO level test.


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    Saturday, September 25, 2010 5:27 AM

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  • You are almost there, certification is for SQL 2008

    on the same web page there is a PDF it explains in detail what exams needed to be passed for what certification.

    SQL Server certification path roadmap

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/6/6/96692542-EC52-4E11-91A5-5106990E13E4/SQLServer2008CertificationPath.pdf

    Saturday, September 25, 2010 1:08 AM
  • Refer to Chirag's post for the actual certification path, but you are absolutely correct.  Taking one of the tests you mentioned (and passing) will get you a SQL certification with SQL 2008, in one of three fields (respectively): administration, development, or business intelligence. 

    MCTS is the lowest level of certification for SQL however, so depending on the level of job as well as the role, they may actually want you to get MCITP certified which would be the next level up and would require an MCTS level test and a PRO level test.


    blog TinyInt.Com | work Logicworks.Net
    Saturday, September 25, 2010 5:27 AM
  • I was told a very vague statement of "Get a Microsoft SQL certification" from a potential employer.


    For SQL Server 2008 you can get the following certifications (more than 1 test):

    MCITP: Database Administrator 2008

    MCITP: Database Developer 2008

    MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008

     


    Kalman Toth, SQL Server & Business Intelligence Training; SQL 2008 GRAND SLAM
    Monday, September 27, 2010 10:08 AM