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.
|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.
|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:
|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: