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  • Hello,

    I am now taking the MCAS Access 2007 exam. I have database design (diagramming) training and experience. The last couple interviews people ask me about my SQL statement skills. Most of the time I use SQL with studio management express or within other internal applications for queries. I have no SQL "server" experience yet. I have taken two SQL query courses on campus.

    Are there any certifications or reputable tests to demonstrate my SQL DDL & DML skills?

    What would be a good training course for the next level as a DBA? I really enjoy the problem solving tasks of taking requirements and business rules to create an efficient database design.

    Any comments would be appreciated.

    Tina Maria

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 2:38 PM


  • There are a few SQl Server Exams.

    I took the 70-433 SQL Server 2008, Database Developer exam and it covered all the DDL & DML stuff (And other topics also of course).

    When studying for that exam, I used the Self-Paced Training Kit, but my skills wasn't good enough when I started it, so I used another book to get some stuff with more details. (I used "Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2008: T-SQL Programming" from MSPress as 2nd book)

    But maybe you want to look at the different available SQL Server Exams at

    With kind regards,


    • Proposed as answer by Andrey Korshikov Wednesday, August 4, 2010 5:19 PM
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Sunday, August 15, 2010 8:24 PM
    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 3:03 PM
  • I'd definitely look at going for the MCITP level,
    SQL Server 2008 is the newest, but SQL Server 2005 is also still widely

    -- Mike Burr
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Sunday, August 15, 2010 8:24 PM
    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 9:18 PM

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