Q. What are the prerequisites for the 70-444 test?

A. There are no prerequisites for the 70-444 test. However a candidate must be familiar with the creation and usage of SQL Server databases and database objects.

Q. I am new to SQL Server. How should I start preparing for the test?

A. To start preparing for the 70-444 test, you need to have the SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition. You should have Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 and Internet Information Services.

Q. What are the objectives of the test?

A. Visit the Microsoft Website to view the objectives of the 70-444 test.

Q. What is the test fee?

A. The test fee for 70-444 is approximately USD125. The fees for the test in other countries can be viewed on the Prometric site. The fee is to be paid at the time of registration through a credit card, check, or voucher. After the payment has been made, a candidate can schedule his test date and time.

Q. How can I register for my test?

A. You can register for the test through a Prometric Test Center Locator at Prometric. You will have to go through a complete registration process, pay the fee and schedule the date and time for the test.

Q. What types of questions are asked in the test?

A. There are three types of questions asked in the 70-444 test:

  • Single choice
  • Multiple choice (Choose two, Choose three)
  • Simulation

Q. How many questions are there in the test?

A. There are 50 questions in the test.

Q. What is the duration of the test?

A. The duration of test is 90 minutes.

Q. What are other important factors that I should consider while taking the test?

A. You should reach the examination hall 15 minutes before the start of your test.

Books, laptops, notes or any other study material is not allowed in the test center. All Microsoft tests are online so there is no need to bring any stationery.

You must bring two identification proofs. The identification proofs can include a driving license, passport, government or company identity card or a major credit card. One of the identification proofs must have your photograph affixed, and both of them must contain your signature.

An opportunity will be given to you to learn the use of the testing system. This session will not be included in your actual test time.

Q. How will I get the result?

A. After you have completed the test, you can view your result. You will also receive a hard copy of the result from the center in-charge. The result will include marks in each chapter but not for each question.

Q. What is the test retake policy?

A. If a candidate fails in the test in his first attempt, he can sit for the second attempt at any time. If a candidate fails in the second attempt, he will have to wait for fourteen days to make a third or subsequent attempt. If a candidate passes the test, he cannot retake the test until and unless an upgrade of that test is announced.

Q. What credit does the 70-444 test provide?

A. The 70-444 test provides the following credit:

Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator.

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