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  • I have been doing informal database development and design for about 8+ years now.  I have never really sought after certifications from Microsoft as I have been fairly successful in letting my work speak for itself.  In any event, I find myself in need of having to now get certified just to bid on some projects, so here I am.  So far I have passed exams:  070-290, 070-630, 070-631 and now I'm targeted at taking the Exam 70-451: PRO: Designing Database Solutions and Data Access Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

    So my question is, I'm not interested in having a resume full of certifications that will distract my audience.  I'm trying to have a purposeful focus as a database and web developer, basically I'm not looking for allot of the administration certs to be what my audience sees and I want a focus that is relative to a SharePoint/SQL/CSharp/VB developer.  So that being said, what SQL exams should I be looking at having on my resume, in addition to the 70-451? 

    Thanks for the help
    Tuesday, August 4, 2009 4:48 PM


  • You need to take exam Exam 70-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development. (This exam is also required for the MCITP: Database Developer 2008 certification)  


    Once you pass 70-433 and 70-451, you will have following two certifications under your belt.


    ·         MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Database Development

    ·         MCITP: Database Developer 2008


    In addition, you may want to considerBI.


    MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance

    Exam 70-448: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance


    MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008

    Exam 70-452: PRO: Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008


    Hope this is helpful.

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    • Proposed as answer by Rubel Khan Tuesday, August 4, 2009 5:47 PM
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    Tuesday, August 4, 2009 5:46 PM