Microsoft has just released to public two beta exams of SQL Server 2008: 70-450 and 70-452. These exams belong to the MCITP (IT Professional) credential, and they can be done by professionals by free. The coolest thing about beta exams is, if you approved in a beta, you win the credential when the final version of this exam becomes available. It means that, if you take a beta exam and pass, you won’t need to do it again, ´cause the credential is yours. The only problem is that the result of beta exams, differently of final exams, is sent to you three or four months later.
The exam 70-450 is Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Designing, Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution. This exam, developed for Database Administrators (DBAs), tests the professional’s knowledge in planning, tuning and implementing a data solution, with questions of Backup, Replication, Security and so on.
The exam 70-452 is Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008. This exam, developed for administrators of Business Intelligence solutions, tests the professional’s knowledge in planning, tuning and implementing Data Warehouse and Data Mining solutions, integration between different solutions and design and deploy of reports using the BI triad of SQL Server (Integration, Analysis and Reporting Services).
The period of these beta exams has started last week, and will be on until September 10th for the exam 70-452 and until September 16th for the exam 70-452.
If you want to take these exams, access Prometric website (www.2test.com) and schedule the desired exam. The code of these beta is in the format 71-XXX. On the last step (Payment), inform the promotional code (Promocode), according to the exam:
- 70-450: 239F4
- 70-452: 3568C
After you inform the code, the system will discount the whole value of the exam. Then, you confirm the appointment and get ready for the exam!
You can obtain more information about the topics that are covered by these exams at the links below:
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Mon, Aug 18 2008 10:32