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Is it good to pass 70-433 now or should go for SQL 2012 developer certification? Expand / Collapse
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Posted Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:37 PM


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Is it me, but all links to microsoft learning lead to dead ends?


It's you. That link works find for me.


I always get redirected to the following URL:

http://www.microsoft.com/library/errorpages/smarterror.aspx?aspxerrorpath=http%3a%2f%2fwww.microsoft.com%2flearning%2fen-gb%2fretired-certification-exams.aspx




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Posted Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:38 PM


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Is it me, but all links to microsoft learning lead to dead ends?


It's you. That link works find for me.


I always get redirected to the following URL:

http://www.microsoft.com/library/errorpages/smarterror.aspx?aspxerrorpath=http%3a%2f%2fwww.microsoft.com%2flearning%2fen-gb%2fretired-certification-exams.aspx


It works when I browse in in-private mode of Chrome. Odd...




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momer79 (5/26/2014)
SQL Server 2008 R2 70-433 exam is still valid and you will get MCTS certification.


I believe that is technically correct but not for much longer and who wants to go through the pain of getting a cert that will be withdrawn soon, and in an aging version of the product.

I have no objection to MS moving the certs onwards but it just seems ridiculous to remove levels of certification for what appears to be a marketing exercise. I know that SQL 2014 has all sorts of excellent Enterprise features, unfortunately I work in an SME environment where none of these are (directly) relevant but where we need to know that people are basically competent in T-SQL and interacting with SQL Server functionality. Am I to assume that we shouldn't be using SQL server any more simply because I don't need enterprise features? What are we supposed to use instead.

This seems particularly strange at a time when functionality such as Azure is maturing and the separation between database developers and those supporting/administering the database engine infrastructure seems likely to become greater rather than less.

The end result of this is that a number of us are seriously considering deciding whether we want to be pushed into the full sledgehammer/nut MCSE route or if we should be looking at other technologies.
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