Microsoft's 70-432

MCITP/MCSA - Implementing SQL Server 2008

The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance exam is an industry recognized credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including using T-SQL statements, and carrying our day-to-day maintenance and troubleshooting of databases using the SQL Server 2008. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for 70-432 exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

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The MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance exam is part of MicrosoftÂ’s MCTS certification which comprises of three exams. It is a optional part to the certification.

The certification is targeted at Database developers, Database administrators, and Database managers. The exam covers SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance and related services, managing SQL Server Agent jobs, managing SQL Server instance permissions, and manages and configures databases.

Skills Measured

  • 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

70-432 Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there is no minimum or maximum restriction. The amount of time you will take depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience, as well as your availability. We recommend at least 2 to 3 weeks if you have a reasonable amount of database administration or work experience. You should plan on devoting 2-3 hours every day.

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70-432 Course/Exam Objectives

  • Lesson 1: Understanding SQL Server's Role
    • Overview
    • What Is Information Technology?
    • Introduction to Databases
    • Database Servers and Applications
    • SQL Server's Role
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 2: Installing SQL Server 2008
    • Overview
    • Installation Planning
    • Installing a Default Instance
    • Installing Named Instances
    • Installing to a Cluster
    • Installing Extra Features
    • Upgrading from Previous Versions
    • Removing an Installation
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 3: Working with the Administration Tools
    • Overview
    • SQL Server Configuration Manager
    • SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
    • SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio
    • SQL Server Profiler
    • Books Online
    • Windows Server Administration for the DBA
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 4: SQL Server Command-Line Administration
    • Overview
    • Introducing the Command Prompt
    • General Commands
    • Batch Files
    • Mastering SQLCMD
    • Introducing Windows PowerShell
    • Using SQL Server PowerShell Extensions
    • Windows Scripting Host
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 5: Database Concepts and Terminology
    • Overview
    • Relational Database Theory
    • Database Design Processes
    • Project Management for the DBA
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 6: ERD and Capacity Planning
    • Overview
    • Planning a Database
    • Understanding Entity Relationship Diagramming
    • Building an ERD
    • Capacity Planning
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 7: Normalization
    • In this chapter, the final database theory topi...
    • Normalization Defined
    • Normal Forms
    • Normalizing a Database
    • Denormalizing a Database
    • Designing for Performance
    • Designing for Availability
    • Designing for Security
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 8: Creating SQL Server Databases
    • Overview
    • SQL Server Databases
    • Database Storage
    • Database Options and Properties
    • Creating Databases in the GUI
    • Creating Databases with T-SQL
    • Creating Databases with PowerShell
    • Attaching and Detaching Databases
    • Database Snapshots
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 9: Creating Tables
    • Overview
    • Data Types
    • Collations
    • Creating Tables
    • Data Partitioning
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 10: Indexes and Views
    • Overview
    • Understanding Indexes
    • Creating Basic Indexes
    • Creating Advanced Indexes
    • Managing Indexes
    • Understanding Views
    • Creating Views
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 11: Triggers and Stored Procedures
    • Overview
    • Triggers Defined
    • Using Triggers
    • Creating Triggers
    • Understanding Stored Procedures
    • Creating Stored Procedures
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 12: Implementing Advanced Features
    • Overview
    • Understanding and Installing Analysis Services
    • Understanding Integration Services
    • Understanding and Installing Reporting Services
    • Implementing Database Mail
    • Configuring Full-Text Indexing
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 13: Creating Jobs, Operators, and Alerts
    • Overview
    • Standardize, Automate, and Update
    • Understanding SQL Server Jobs
    • Creating T-SQL Jobs
    • Creating SSIS Jobs
    • Creating Windows Command Jobs
    • Creating and Using Operators
    • Creating and Using Alerts
    • Using WSUS for SQL Server 2008
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 14: Performance Monitoring and Tuning
    • Overview
    • Performance Tuning Principles
    • Performance and Troubleshooting Tools
    • Blocks, Locks, and Deadlocks
    • SQL Server Profiler
    • Database Engine Tuning Advisor
    • Performance Monitoring with System Monitor
    • Using the New Resource Governor
    • Performance Studio
    • Advanced Monitoring Tools
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 15: Policy-Based Management
    • Overview
    • Policy-Based Management (PBM)
    • Centralized Server Management
    • Standardizing with PBM and CMS
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 16: Backup and Restoration
    • Overview
    • Backing Up a Database
    • Back Up System Databases
    • Restore a Database
    • Back Up the Environment
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 17: Security Threats and Principles
    • Overview
    • Security Defined
    • Security Threats
    • Security Principles
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 18: Authentication and Encryption
    • Overview
    • Understanding Authentication
    • SQL Server Authentication Methods
    • Logins, Users, and Roles
    • Understanding Encryption
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 19: Security Best Practicess
    • Overview
    • Establishing Baselines
    • Implementing Least Privilege
    • Auditing SQL Server Activity
    • Configuring the Surface Area
    • Understanding Common Criteria and C2
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 20: SQL Server Failover Clustering
    • Overview
    • Understanding Windows Failover Clustering Service
    • Implementing a Windows Cluster
    • Installing SQL Server 2008 to a Cluster
    • Monitoring and Managing a SQL Server Cluster
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 21: Database Mirroring and Snapshots
    • Overview
    • RAID-Based Data Redundancy
    • Using Database Mirroring
    • Understanding Log Shipping
    • Implementing Database Snapshots
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials
  • Lesson 22: Implementing Replication
    • Overview
    • SQL Server Replication
    • Importing and Exporting Data
    • Summary
    • Chapter Essentials

Career Prospects

A MCTS: SQL Server 2008 Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Database developer
  • Database administrator
  • Database manager
  • SQL Server database developer
  • Software engineer
  • Database engineer


70-432 Exam FAQs

What certificate do I earn on passing the 70-432 exams?
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 150

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Where do I take the exam?

The Microsoft 70-432 exam is administered by Prometric and Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide.

  • For Pearson VUE: Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • For Prometric: Click here to find a testing center near you.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?
While there are no official prerequisites to take the MCTS certification, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidate 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.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
120 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing 70-432 exam, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, he must wait at least a 24-hour period before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait at least a 14-day period before retaking the exam a third time.
  • A 14-day waiting period will also be imposed for the fourth and fifth subsequent exam retakes.
  • A candidate may not take a given exam any more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period would start the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake.
  • The candidate would then be eligible to retake the exam 12 months from that date. In order to take a given exam more than five times per year, a candidate must submit a request and obtain prior permission from Microsoft.
What is the validity of the certification?
MCTS certification has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 70-432 exam, click here.

At a Glance

70-432 Course Includes Free Buy
Lessons 1 22
Pre-Assessment Yes Yes
Practice Tests 0 8
Total Questions 30 482
Interactive Quizzes 0 189
Final Test No Yes

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