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  • Question

  • i am a new SQL learner.

    Just want to find a job in database development related area.

    Which certification should i take? SQL 2005 or SQL 2008?

    Thank you!
    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:51 PM

Answers

  • It depends on the version which you are most comfortable using with. If you are starting fresh, I would recommend SQL Server 2008 since it’s new and SQL Server 2008 has three unique exams or certifications available depends on your interest in Administration, Development or Business Intelligence.

     

    Hope this is helpful.  


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    • Marked as answer by hongduan Friday, August 28, 2009 4:36 AM
    Thursday, August 27, 2009 12:42 AM
  • I'd agree with Rubel.

    SQL 2008 will stay relevant longer, and a lot of whats in it is backwards compatible, so as a learner, this is the best option as far as I see it.

    MCP, MCDST, MCTS x 4, MCITP x 2

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    • Marked as answer by hongduan Friday, August 28, 2009 4:36 AM
    Thursday, August 27, 2009 10:17 AM
  • I thought you should start with 2005 and then take the test to upgrade to 2008 because most companies are still using 2005.  Is this a correct assumption?
    • Marked as answer by hongduan Friday, August 28, 2009 4:36 AM
    Thursday, August 27, 2009 3:59 PM

All replies

  • It depends on the version which you are most comfortable using with. If you are starting fresh, I would recommend SQL Server 2008 since it’s new and SQL Server 2008 has three unique exams or certifications available depends on your interest in Administration, Development or Business Intelligence.

     

    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.
    • Marked as answer by hongduan Friday, August 28, 2009 4:36 AM
    Thursday, August 27, 2009 12:42 AM
  • I'd agree with Rubel.

    SQL 2008 will stay relevant longer, and a lot of whats in it is backwards compatible, so as a learner, this is the best option as far as I see it.

    MCP, MCDST, MCTS x 4, MCITP x 2

    Please don't forget to mark this post as an answer if it is the solution to your problem!

    If you like trance music, please listen to my radio show, by subscribing to the Trancendance Podcast

    • Marked as answer by hongduan Friday, August 28, 2009 4:36 AM
    Thursday, August 27, 2009 10:17 AM
  • I thought you should start with 2005 and then take the test to upgrade to 2008 because most companies are still using 2005.  Is this a correct assumption?
    • Marked as answer by hongduan Friday, August 28, 2009 4:36 AM
    Thursday, August 27, 2009 3:59 PM
  • Well, yes and no.

    Sure, most companies might still using SQL 2005, but sooner or later most will move to SQL 2008.

    So if you start preparing now to pass PRO SQL 2005 certificate, it'll take you 6 month or a year even ?? and within this time SQL 2008 will become more common. And you will spend again few months probably to upgrade to SQL 2008.

    In my opinion, if you ar starting with SQL, start with newer version, it'll last way longer for sure.

    Cheers,
    Ben
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    Friday, August 28, 2009 7:32 AM