Q. What are the prerequisites for the 70-443 exam?

A. Before appearing for the 70-443 exam, a candidate has 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 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 70-443 exam?

A. Visit the Microsoft’s 70-443 exam page to view the objectives for Designing a Database Server Infrastructure exam.

Q. What is the exam fee?

A. The exam fee for 70-443 is approximately USD 125. The fees for the exam in other countries can be viewed on the Prometric site. The fee is to be paid at the time of registration through credit card, check, or voucher.

After the payment has been made, a candidate can schedule his exam date and time.

Q. How can I register for my exam?

A. You can register for the exam through a Prometric Test Center Locator at Prometric. You will have to go through a complete registration process, make payments and schedule the date and time for the exam.

Q. What type of questions are asked in the exam?

A. There are three types of questions asked in 70-443 exam.

  • Single choice
  • Multiple choice(Choose two, Choose three)
  • Simulation

All the questions are based on case scenarios.

Q. How many questions are there in the 70-443 exam?

A. There are 30 questions in the exam.

Q. What is the duration of the 70-443 exam?

A. The duration of exam is 90 minutes.

Q. What are other important factors that I should consider while taking the exam?

A. You should reach the center 15 minutes before the start of your exam.

Books, laptops, notes or any other study material is not allowed in the exam center. All Microsoft exams are online so there is no need to bring any stationery.

You must bring two identification proofs. The identification proofs can include driving license, passport, government or company identity card or a major credit card. One of the identification proofs must have your photograph affixed and both of them must contain your signature.

An opportunity will be given to you to learn the use of the testing system. This session will not be included in your actual exam time.

Q. How will I get the result?

A. After completing your 70-443 exam you can view your result. You will also receive a hard copy of the result from the center in-charge. The result will include marks in each chapter but not for each question.

Q. What is the exam retake policy?

A. If a candidate fails in the 70-443 exam in the first attempt, he can appear for second attempt at any time. If a candidate fails in the second attempt, he will have to wait for fourteen days to make a third or subsequent attempts. If a candidate passes the exam, he cannot retake the exam until and unless an upgrade of that exam is announced.

Q. What credit does 70-443 exam provide?

A. The 70-443 exam provides the following credit:

Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator

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