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MCITP Database Administrator 2008

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The MCITP Database Administrator 2008 certification is for the individual that wants to go the route in networking that deals with databases.

You should have one to two years of experience using SQL Server 2008 or two to three years of experience using other SQL server versions.

Read about starting a career as a Database Administrator to learn more if this career path is for you.

This certification requires only two exams:

1.) 70-432Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance

2.) 70-450PRO: Designing, Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Please NoteThis certification will be discontinued July 31, 2013. Some exams will remain in market and allow you to earn the MCSA: SQL Server 2008 certification.

Exam 70-432: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance

The Exam 70-432 will test your skills in:

  • Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2008
  • Maintaining SQL Server Instances
  • Managing SQL Server Security
  • Maintaining a SQL Server Database
  • Performing Data Management Tasks
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting SQL Server
  • Optimizing SQL Server Performance
  • Implementing High Availability

Exam 70-450: PRO: Designing, Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008

The Exam 70-450 will test your skills in:

  • Designing a SQL Server Instance and a Database Solution
  • Designing a Database Server Security Solution
  • Designing a Database Solution for High Availability
  • Designing a Backup and Recovery Solution
  • Designing a Monitoring Strategy
  • Designing a Strategy to Maintain and Manage Databases
  • Designing a Strategy for Data Distribution

Salary of Database Administrators

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average median salary was $73,490 in May 2010.

Job Growth - Employment is projected to grow 31 percent from 2010 – 2020.

Education – A bachelor’s degree in an information or computer related subject is desired. Experience in computer networking is important and of course network and database certifications will make you a high prospect.

Practice and Train yourself!

Use virtual software to practice your MCITP certification. I like to use VMware Player which is free and I also run Microsoft Virtual PC.

Don't forget SQL Server Developer Edition 2012

You can download Windows 7 Enterprise and a free trial of Windows Server 2008 and easily create a home practice lab to improve your IT skills.

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Where to Schedule your Exams?

After you have studied the specific exam and practiced what you have learned, you can schedule your exam with Prometric here.

There you can pick a date for your exam and the location closest to your home.

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