Microsoft's 70-433

MCTS - Database Development Using SQL Server 2008

The MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Database Development certification 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 70-433 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, Database Development certification exam is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 70-433.

The certification is targeted at database developer, database administrator and database manager. Professionals with this exam typically work with the full suite of BI technologies in SQL Server 2008, including Reporting Services, Analysis Services and Integration Services.

Skills Measured

  • Implementing Tables and Views
  • Implementing Programming Objects
  • Working with Query Fundamentals
  • Applying Additional Query Techniques
  • Working with Additional SQL Server Components
  • Working with XML Data
  • Gathering Performance Information

70-433 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 SQL, database, Server 2008 and work experience. You should plan on devoting 2-3 hours every day.

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70-433 Course/Exam Objectives

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Tables and Views
    • Create and alter tables
    • Create and alter views
    • Create and alter indexes
    • Create and modify constraints
    • Implement data types
    • Implement partitioning solutions
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Programming Objects
    • Create and alter stored procedures
    • Create and alter user-defined functions (UDFs)
    • Create and alter DML triggers
    • Create and alter DDL triggers
    • Create and deploy CLR-based objects
    • Implement error handling
    • Manage transactions
  • Lesson 3: Working with Query Fundamentals
    • Query data by using SELECT statements
    • Modify data by using INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements
    • Return data by using the OUTPUT clause
    • Modify data by using MERGE statements
    • Implement aggregate queries
    • Combine datasets
    • Apply built-in scalar functions
  • Lesson 4: Applying Additional Query Techniques
    • Implement subqueries
    • Implement CTE (common table expression) queries
    • Apply ranking functions
    • Control execution plans
    • Manage international considerations
  • Lesson 5: Working with Additional SQL Server Components
    • Integrate Database Mail
    • Implement full-text search
    • Implement scripts by using Windows PowerShell and SQL Server Management Objects (SMOs)
    • Implement Service Broker solutions
    • Track data changes
  • Lesson 6: Working with XML Data
    • Retrieve relational data as XML
    • Transform XML data into relational data
    • Query XML data
    • Manage XML data
  • Lesson 7: Gathering Performance Information
    • Capture execution plans
    • Gather trace information by using the SQL Server Profiler
    • Collect output from the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
    • Collect information from system metadata

Career Prospects

A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): SQL Server 2008, Database Development Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

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


70-433 Exam FAQs

What certificate do I earn on passing the 70-433 exams?
If you pass Microsoft's 70-433 exam you will get credit towards the following certifications:
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 150

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?

The MCTS - Database Development Using SQL Server 2008 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.
  • For Pearson VUE: Click here to find a testing center near you.
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What are the pre-requisites of the exam?

Microsoft has following prerequisite for (MCTS): SQL Server 2008, Database Development certification:

  • Candidates should have two to three years of experience creating business intelligence (BI) solutions with SQL Server 2008.
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 the 70-433 exam, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate 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. Click here for more information.
What is the validity of the certification?
The TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development exam will retire on December 31, 2013. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 70-433 exam, click here.

At a Glance

70-433 Course Includes Free Buy
Lessons 1 7
Pre-Assessment Yes Yes
Practice Tests 0 6
Total Questions 15 361
Interactive Quizzes 0 218
Final Test No Yes

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