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SQL Server 2008 vs SQL Server 2008 R2 Certification RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I currently a SQL Server 2005 MCITP Database Developer and I am considering upgrading it to SQL 2008.

    With SQL Server 2008 R2 coming out next year, is there any point of doing so.
    Will you be able to upgrade from 2005 to 2008 R2 or would you have to go 2005 -> 2008 -> 2008 R2

    Thanks

    Gary
    http://sqlservertipsandtricks.blogspot.com/
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 8:40 AM

Answers

  • With Server 2008 certifications the exam is valid for both R1 and R2. It would seem logical to assume this would be the same for SQL Server 2008.


    MCP, MCDST, MCTS x 4, MCITP x 2

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    • Proposed as answer by Brian_Jones Wednesday, August 12, 2009 8:47 AM
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:40 PM
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 8:47 AM
  • That would be a logical conclusion, but then this happend:

    http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/2009/08/calling-all-windows-server-virtualization-expertssubmit-your-sme-profile-now

    (mentioning 70-659, TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization.)

    Putting al this in doubt

    Rob.
    Certifications: MCP MCSA(2003) MCSE(NT4 2000 2003) MCSA+S(2003) MCSA+M(2003) MCSE+S(2000 2003) MCSE+M(2000 2003) MCTS 14x MCITP 4x
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:40 PM
    Thursday, August 13, 2009 5:48 AM

All replies

  • With Server 2008 certifications the exam is valid for both R1 and R2. It would seem logical to assume this would be the same for SQL Server 2008.


    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

    • Proposed as answer by Brian_Jones Wednesday, August 12, 2009 8:47 AM
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:40 PM
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 8:47 AM
  • That would be a logical conclusion, but then this happend:

    http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/2009/08/calling-all-windows-server-virtualization-expertssubmit-your-sme-profile-now

    (mentioning 70-659, TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization.)

    Putting al this in doubt

    Rob.
    Certifications: MCP MCSA(2003) MCSE(NT4 2000 2003) MCSA+S(2003) MCSA+M(2003) MCSE+S(2000 2003) MCSE+M(2000 2003) MCTS 14x MCITP 4x
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:40 PM
    Thursday, August 13, 2009 5:48 AM
  • Yes, but R2 includes Desktop virtualisation, whereas R1 doesn't, so to have a specific R2 exam for this portion would make sense.

    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!

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    Thursday, August 13, 2009 2:45 PM