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Guide to MCITP: SQL Server 2008 BI Developer


Guide to MCITP: SQL Server 2008 BI Developer

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Timothy A. Grove
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Hi everybody

Thanks for reading the article, and thanks for the kind words.

I definitely did find 70-452 the easier of the exams - I suspect I could have passed it without any further study had I taken it the day after the 70-448 exam, although I would have struggled with the Data Mining questions. Other than that it was straightforward.

I fully agree with turtleemu - studying and taking these exams has undoubtedly made me a better and more rounded BI developer, not to mention SQL developer; it's useful to know the various options available for different jobs.

I'm hoping to post a few development articles over the next few months. Any feedback is appreciated.

Cheers,
Mike.
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Hello everybody!
This is really a nice article, very well written and I am really, really sorry about the info I will bring below:

Microsoft is changing all the SQL Server certifications: the MCTS and MCITP are going to disappear very soon.

The new certification, more or less corresponding to MCITP will be called MCSE (with a new meaning of "Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert"). For those who already earn the MCTIP Business Intelligence 2008 certification, it will take not less than 3 (three!) transition exams to get a MCSE Business Intelligence 2012! The others will have a 3 exams MCSA path, plus two exams to become MCSE. These exams will be available starting from June to August 2012.

Please check these useful links to get more info on this:
Brentozar blog article "Breaking News: Changes to Microsoft SQL Server Certifications"

Microsoft Business Intelligence MCSE 2012 page

So, again, I apologize for giving news that might be interpreted as if I wanted to say that Mike's article is of no use: sure this is not what I think, I only wanted to warn those that are going to study for a certification that there is more to know and that the path will be different.

MCITP Database administrator 2008
MCTS SQL Server 2008 Implementation and maintenance
MCTS Sharepoint configuration
MCP Designing Deploying and Managing a Network Solution for the Small and Medium-sized Business
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Wow, look at all of the deals! That really relates to the article! Where do I sign up!!!

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Hi Tim, Please use the "Report" button to report the spam to the Moderator and allow him to do some clean up. I Already did it for these two §£$##@%ç!! posts ;-)

MCITP Database administrator 2008
MCTS SQL Server 2008 Implementation and maintenance
MCTS Sharepoint configuration
MCP Designing Deploying and Managing a Network Solution for the Small and Medium-sized Business
ITIL V3 Foundation

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I did that (and accidentally reported myself by hitting button at top of my post, ,thought it was bottom of theirs)

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I assume the old exams will be withdrawn at some point. When is this likely to happen? We had vouchers for the exam bundled in with a recent training course and I wouldn't want to discover we can't make use of them.
Thanks,
Barney

Edit:
To answer my own question there's a FAQ linked from the Microsoft announcement:
"You will be able to earn an MCITP or MCTS on SQL Server 2008 until July 2013"
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