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At this point is it worth to take the MCITP certification?
Exams: 70-488 and 70-452?

I'm studying to take these test but i'm wondering if it is worth it since SQL2012 is out.
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It depends on what you're intending to support after passing the exams but I would go for the 2012 exams at this point.

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I was laid off and got the apportunity to take the courses for SQL2008. I asked the for the 2012 courses but they are not being taught yet.

My concern is that i complete my course and get certified but when i look for work it will be consider absolete technology.
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Ah, courses and not exams. I would take the 2008 course if you have no choice to take the 2012 course. There are hardly any features available in 2008 that do not translate perfectly to 2012 that I can think of save for maybe Database Mirroring and those changes are minor. I would take the 2008 course and then supplement the 2008 course knowledge with the new features added in 2012 using Books Online, online tutorials and maybe a purchased text or two and go for the 2012 exams.

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Right courses. Once I complete my courses and i pass the school exams then my voucher to take the MS Exams will be granted.

Thanks though you have been really helpful. I thought i was just wasting my time with SQL08 R2.
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Right courses. Once I complete my courses and i pass the school exams then my voucher to take the MS Exams will be granted.

Thanks though you have been really helpful. I thought i was just wasting my time with SQL08 R2.


Considering I've still got one production database in 2k and a few dozen in 2k5, I wouldn't expect the 2k8R2 knowledge to be a waste of time for a loooong time.


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Take the exams. At the very least they allow you to do the upgrade path for the MCSE and MCSA in 2012. That saves you one exam for each. That and what's the worst that happens .. you have a few extra certifications? Given that most shops are still looking to converting from 2008 to 2012 (if they are even that far) you should be in good shape. I have my 70-450 and I'm taking my 70-433 Friday. Although in my case I'm taking them mostly just for fun.

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My concern is that i complete my course and get certified but when i look for work it will be consider absolete technology.


This made me chuckle. We have only just completed a full migration to SQL2008R2 and will likely not look to upgrade to 2012 until 2014.

You will also find there are many companies still running on SQL2000 and SQL2005 even though they are no longer fully supported by Microsoft

As to whether they are worth it? Ooh thats open to debate. I personally have always been hired based on my SQL experience and ability and I have no SQL cert or degree. I know of MCITP certified people who believe they are good to get the "foot in the door" as it were but aren't really worth much in the real world application of the technology. They do teach principles though.
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Half my clients are still running SQL 2005. The rest 2008 or 2008 R2. I might get one 2012 upgrade done this year.

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Half my clients are still running SQL 2005. The rest 2008 or 2008 R2. I might get one 2012 upgrade done this year.


Lucky. We are struggling to get off of our last 5 2000 servers. We actually had one of the business users say they would go ahead and pay the 100k fee for extended support rather than upgrade. We talked them out of it, but it was touch and go for a bit.

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