Microsoft's 70-443

PRO: Designing a Database Server Infrastructure by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005

The Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator certification is an industry recognized credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including optimizing and maintaining database solutions. They have experience in database work, which may include two or more of the following phases in the product lifecycle: design, development, deployment, optimization, maintenance, or support. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for 70-443 exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

• 100% Exam Coverage • Interactive E-Book • Pre-Assessment • 102 Practice Questions with Full Explanations • 109 Interactive Quizzes • Test History and Performance Review and Powerful Analytics • Study Planner • Continuously Updated



The certification is targeted at Database Administrators involved with installing or configuring Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and managing or maintaining databases or multidimensional databases. The exam covers how to define high-availability solutions, automate administrative tasks, define security solutions, monitor and troubleshoot the database server, design and execute deployments, define the infrastructure.

Skills Measured

  • Designing a Database Server Infrastructure
  • Designing Security for a Database Server Solution
  • Designing a Physical Database
  • Designing a Database Solution for High Availability
  • Designing a Data Recovery Solution for a Database
  • Designing a Strategy for Data Archiving
  • The OSI reference model
  • Network Management.
  • Network Security

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70-443 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 Microsoft SQL Server 2005. You should plan on devoting 2-3 hours every day.

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70-443 Course/Exam Objectives

  • Lesson 1: Designing a Database Server Infrastructure
    • Design for capacity requirements.
    • Specify software versions and hardware configurations.
    • Design physical storage.
    • Design instances.
    • Design a database consolidation strategy.
  • Lesson 2: Design Security for a Database Server Solution
    • Analyze business requirements.
    • Integrate database security with enterprise-level authentication systems.
    • Develop Microsoft Windows server-level security policies.
    • Modify the security design based on the impact of network security policies.
    • Analyze the risk of attacks to the server environment and specify mitigations.
    • Design SQL Server service-level security.
    • Design database-level security.
    • Design object-level security.
  • Lesson 3: Designing a Physical Database
    • Modify an existing database design based on performance and business requirements.
    • Design tables.
    • Design file groups.
    • Design index usage.
    • Design views.
    • Create database conventions and standards.
    • Create database change control procedures.
  • Lesson 4: Design a Database Solution for High Availability
    • Select high-availability technologies based on business requirements.
    • Develop a strategy for migration to a highly available environment.
    • Design a highly available database storage solution.
    • Design a database-clustering solution.
    • Design database mirroring.
    • Design a high-availability solution that is based on replication.
    • Design log shipping.
  • Lesson 5: Design a Data Recovery Solution for a Database
    • Specify data recovery technologies based on business requirements.
    • Design backup strategies.
    • Create a disaster recovery plan.
  • Lesson 6: Designing a Strategy for Data Archiving
    • Select archiving techniques based on business requirements.
    • Design the format of archival data.
    • Specify what data to archive.
    • Plan for data archival and access.
    • Design the topology of replication for archiving data.
    • Design the type of replication for archiving data.

Career Prospects

A Microsoft MCITP: Databse Administrator certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Database Administrators
  • Database Developers
  • Application Developers


70-443 Exam FAQs

What is the exam registration fee?
USD 150

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
The PRO: Designing a Database Server Infrastructure by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is administered by Prometric at testing centers worldwide. 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 MCITP certification, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidates for this exam should have expertise in using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and should be an expert in the area defined by Microsoft. Click here for more details.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 50 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 MCITP certification, 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?
MCITP 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 70-443 exam, click here.

At a Glance

70-443 Course Includes Free Buy
Lessons 1 0
Pre-Assessment Yes Yes
Practice Tests 0 3
Total Questions 15 102
Interactive Quizzes 15 109
Final Test No Yes

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