Q. What is the Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 DBA to MCITP SQL Server 2008 exam?

A. Microsoft’s Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 DBA to MCITP SQL Server 2008 certification is one of the most recent certifications offered by Microsoft. This is an upgrade exam that is designed to assess candidates’ knowledge of installing, configuring and maintaining a SQL Server 2008 system.

Candidates should have one to two years of experience using SQL Server 2008 or two to three years of experience using a previous version of SQL Server. This exam offers various job roles, some of which are as follows:

  • IT generalists who work in environments in which SQL Server 2008 is part of an overall solution.
  • IT professionals who manage systems that run SQL Server 2008.
  • Developers who build applications that use SQL Server 2008.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 DBA to MCITP SQL Server 2008 exam?

A. There is no specific prerequisite for the 70-453 test.

Q. What credit does the Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 DBA to MCITP SQL Server 2008 exam provide?

A. MCITP: SQL Server 2008 Database Administrator

Q. What certificate does it provide?

A. Microsoft Certified IT Professional

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?

A. 45-50

Q. What is the duration of the test?

A. 120 minutes

Q. What is the passing score?

A. 700 out of 1000

Q. What is the test retake policy?

A. If you do not pass test 70-453 in the first time, you may retake the same exam one time without restriction. If you do not achieve a passing score the second time, you must wait at least seven days to retake the test third time. A 14-day waiting period will be imposed for all subsequent exam retakes. If you have passed an exam, you cannot take it again.

Q. Why should I become certified?

A. Candidates who pass this exam are eligible to get good jobs in medium and big organizations. These job roles include the following:

  • IT generalists who work in environments in which SQL Server 2008 is part of an overall solution.
  • IT professionals who manage systems that run SQL Server 2008.
  • Developers who build applications that use SQL Server 2008.
  • IT professionals who work with the third-party applications that are built on SQL Server 2008.

Studies have shown that certified individuals realize many benefits. Among them are the following:

  • Increased opportunities on the job: These opportunities range from increased salary and bonus to project involvement and promotion.
  • Increased breadth of knowledge: Certification is a catalyst for learning new technologies in a structured and comprehensive way.
  • Increased value to the organization: Organizations with 25 percent or more of their staff certified have shown to deploy projects on time and within budget more often, rely less on external support, have less downtime, and have higher user satisfaction with their IT staff.

Q. Is the Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 DBA to MCITP SQL Server 2008 exam right for me?

A. Yes

Q. What to expect in the Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 DBA to MCITP SQL Server 2008 exam?

A. This test mainly consists of Multiple choice and Simulation type of questions. Choose and reorder, Drag and Drop, Hot Area, and Build a Tree view questions may also be included. The test is conducted in two parts: the first part consists of about 30-35 Non-performance based questions, which comprise objective and multiple choice questions, and the second part consists of 12-16 Simulation (Performance Based) questions. There are no case-study type questions.

Q. What are the code languages available for the Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 DBA to MCITP SQL Server 2008 exam?

A. A candidate can take the 70-453 test in any of the following languages: English, French, German, Japanese.

Q. What are the skills being measured for the Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 DBA to MCITP SQL Server 2008 exam?

A. This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed as follows:

  1. Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2008.
  2. Maintaining SQL Server Instances.
  3. Managing SQL Server Security.
  4. Maintaining a SQL Server Database.
  5. Performing Data Management Tasks.
  6. Monitoring and Troubleshooting SQL Server.
  7. Optimizing SQL Server Performance.
  8. Implementing High Availability.
  9. Designing a SQL Server Instance and a Database Solution.
  10. Designing a Database Server Security Solution.
  11. Designing a Database Solution for High Availability.
  12. Designing a Backup and Recovery Solution.
  13. Designing a Monitoring Strategy.
  14. Designing a Strategy to Maintain and Manage Databases.
  15. Designing a Strategy for Data Distribution.

Q. How to prepare for the Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 DBA to MCITP SQL Server 2008 exam?

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Q. Where to take the test?

A. You can register with a Prometric testing center. You can also register for the exam online at your local exam center or a regional contact center. (Prometric testing Centre).

Q. How do I register for an Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 DBA to MCITP SQL Server 2008 exam?

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

Q. What can I expect from Microsoft if I pass the Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 DBA to MCITP SQL Server 2008 exam?

A. After passing the exam, you will achieve the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) status.

Q. How long does it take to receive my Welcome Kit?

A. The certificate can be ordered through the Microsoft Certified Professional member site by clicking on “Download certificates under Program Benefits”. It will take about 30 days to receive your welcome kit after passing the exam and placing the order. You can also download the same certificate from the MCP Secure Site.

Even though the certificates are absolutely free, there will be shipping and handling charges which you have to pay. The Shipping and Handling are $9.95 (USD) for the first certificate and $0.99 (USD) for each additional certificate up to six total certificates.

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