70-450 : MCITP - Designing and Optimizing SQL Server 2008

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The Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator 2008 certification is an industry recognized credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills which includes designing a SQL Server Instance and security solution.
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MCITP - Designing and Optimizing SQL Server 2008

Here's what you will get

The PRO: Designing, Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is part of Microsoft's Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator 2008 certification which comprises of two exams. It is a required part to the certification.

The certification is targeted at professionals using SQL Server 2008 Database Administrator and is involved with making appropriate design and technology choice considerations for your SQL Server 2008 installations.

Lessons
Lessons
14+
Exercises
385+
Quizzes
157+
Flashcards
269+
Glossary of terms
146+
TestPrep
Pre-assessment Questions
20+
Full Length Tests
7+
Post-Assessment Questions
50+
Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee? USD 150
Where do I take the exam?

The Microsoft 70-450 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 is the format of the exam? The exam consists of case study, simulations, virtual labs and question types consists of multiple-choice, hot-area, active-screen, drag-and-drop, build-list and reorder questions.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam? While there are no official prerequisites to take the Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator 2008 certification, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidates should have at least three years of experience administering databases in an enterprise-level organization and designing, deploying, optimizing, maintaining, and supporting database service life cycle.
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? 700

(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 70-450 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.
  • 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.
  • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an exam, the candidate cannot take it again.
What is the validity of the certification? Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator 2008 certification is scheduled to retire on July 31, 2015. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the 70-450, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

A Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator 2008 Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Database Administrators
  • Database Developers
  • Application Developers

Here's what you will learn

  • Overview
  • What Is Information Technology?
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Database Servers and Applications
  • SQL Server's Role
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • 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
  • 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
  • Overview
  • Understanding and Installing Analysis Services
  • Understanding Integration Services
  • Understanding and Installing Reporting Services
  • Implementing Database Mail
  • Configuring Full-Text Indexing
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • 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
  • 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
  • Overview
  • Policy-Based Management (PBM)
  • Centralized Server Management
  • Standardizing with PBM and CMS
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • Overview
  • Backing Up a Database
  • Back Up System Databases
  • Restore a Database
  • Back Up the Environment
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • Overview
  • Security Defined
  • Security Threats
  • Security Principles
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • Overview
  • Understanding Authentication
  • SQL Server Authentication Methods
  • Logins, Users, and Roles
  • Understanding Encryption
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • Overview
  • Establishing Baselines
  • Implementing Least Privilege
  • Auditing SQL Server Activity
  • Configuring the Surface Area
  • Understanding Common Criteria and C2
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • 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
  • Overview
  • RAID-Based Data Redundancy
  • Using Database Mirroring
  • Understanding Log Shipping
  • Implementing Database Snapshots
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials
  • Overview
  • SQL Server Replication
  • Importing and Exporting Data
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials