Q. What are the prerequisites for the 70-431 exam?

A. There are no specific prerequisites for the 70-431 exam. It is recommended that a candidate should have knowledge of using database tools, wizards, writing and debugging SQL statements.

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

A. To start preparing for the 70-431 exam, you need to have 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?
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Jayaram Krishnaswamy, a technical writer and a trainer in a US-based company, has a passion for writing various web/database-related articles for different IT websites. Recently, one of his books was published by Packt Publishers in Birmingham, UK. Visit the following link to know more: http://www.packtpub.com/sql-server-integration-services-visual-studio-2005/book/bh/jay/0508.

Some of Jayaram’s blogs and websites are http://hodentek.blogspot.com, http://HodentekHelp.blogspot.com, and http://www.angelfire.com/vt2/hodentek.

A few days back, Jayaram evaluated uCertify’s PrepKit for the 70-526 VB exam, which is a requirement for achieving the MCTS: Windows Application certification exam. Continue reading

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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

What is the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification? How many MCTS certifications are there? Which one is right for you and what are the benefits?

In this article, we will try to answer all these questions that you may have about this latest certification from Microsoft. We will also help you know what are the job roles and how to prepare for these certifications. Continue reading