Q. What are the prerequisites for 70-441 exam?

A. Before appearing for the 70-441 exam, a candidate have to appear for 70-431 exam.

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

A. To start preparing for the exam, 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 exam? Continue reading


Gil Fink (MCPD, MCTS) works as a senior developer and consultant at SRL Group. He also specializes in Microsoft technologies, including ASP.NET, Win Form and SQL Server. He has successfully completed various small and large Web projects using ASP.NET as a developer and as a team leader. Currently, he is working on a large project in Bank Hapoalim. He spends his spare time enjoying with his family and friends. Continue reading


Erik Lane has been working in the IT industry for the last 10 years in the area of software development in Colorado. He is keenly interested in ASP.NET and C#. He also gives more emphasis in developing and designing programming code, which are clean, understandable, maintainable, and testable.

In his opinion, creating software is more of an art than just doing one’s job. Therefore, you should never stop enhancing your skills to become a master in your field. You can contact Erik at his blog: http://blog.eriklane.com/ Continue reading


Haissam Abdul Malak is a software developer in CCC. He is keenly interested in Microsoft ASP.NET technologies, and for the last three years, has been developing Web applications using ASP.NET technology. He holds the Microsoft Certified Application Developer [MCAD] certification since 2006.

He is a regular contributor and a member of the ASP.NET official forums (http://forums.asp.net) and has published many articles on http://aspalliance.com.

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Check out Sonya’s 70-228 uCertify Prepkit review

Sonya A. McNeal (MCSE, MCDBA, MCITP, MCTS, MBS CRM 3.0, SBSS, and MCT) has been working with various technologies and as a consultant and trainer for the last 11 years. She has also worked for various clients and organizations as an Architect and Solution Professional. She is currently working on numerous articles in order to benefit beginners and professionals for designing SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence solutions. Continue reading

Bas Appraises uCertify’s OCP PrepKit

Bas Klaassen is a member of Oracle community. He has been an Oracle EBS Dba for 8 years and residing in the Netherlands. He is also being certified with OCA 10g and currently preparing for OCP 10g certification exam.

Klaassen reviewed the 1Z0-043 PrepKit for the OCP 10g certification and found it very useful. He remarked, “I think the tool is great for preparing for your Oracle OCP exam, and I am sure the prepkit will help me prepare.” Please read the complete review at My Oracle EBS Dba Blog.

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson has been designing and implementing IT infrastructure solutions within the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and Australia since 1994, operating both in-house and as a consultant. Mark likes to describe himself as operating system agnostic (holding certifications from Microsoft, VMware and Red Hat – as well as being a Mac user at home) although much of his professional life revolves around the delivery of services using Microsoft products and technologies.

Mark can be contacted via his blog at http://www.markwilson.co.uk/blog/. Continue reading

Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) test?

A. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of full-time security professional work experience in two or more of the ten domains of the (ISC)2 CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). They have to subscribe to the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics.

Q. What certification does it provide?

A. The CISSP test is one test required to achieve the CISSP certification as certified information security professionals.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?

A. The test consists of multiple-choice questions. There are no case study type questions, and the test is not adaptive. You will be required to attempt approximately 250 questions.

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Nik Makris

Nik Makris, a senior web developer from London, specializing in Microsoft technologies including ASP.NET, C# and SQL Server recently reviewed the uCertify MCTS .NET 2.0 exam 70-528 PrepKit. Nik has been designing and developing commercial Internet and intranet sites for over 8 years. Nik also has solid experience in web mastering, SEO, SQL server maintenance, project management and information architecture.

In 2003 Nik completed his Cisco CCNA, and more recently attained a Learning Tree .NET Enterprise Application Development Certification. Continue reading

Every business organization today uses Database Management Systems to effectively store, manage and manipulate data, which is crucial for the smooth functioning of business. So the role of a database administrator is important, as he designs, configures, and maintains databases. He is also responsible for the secure collection, transmission and storage of data, as any loophole may seriously affect the business operations of the organization. Taking into consideration the significance of the role of DBAs, it is no surprise that the demand for them has been rising over the years.

Impressed? So you have decided to become a DBA and get benefited by the immense opportunities that are available in the IT job market, but how will you start? Continue reading

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