I am doing some research on SQL certifications that are available and was hoping if anyone out there can give me some advice.
I am currently employed as an analyst developer supporting an ERP's. I have limited experience in SQL 2005 and 2008, SSRS, SSIS. I am looking at obtaining some certification in MS BI suite. I have started working through 70-448 self practice guide but I see that the exams will retire July 2013. The new certifications will cater SQL 2012.
I'm from Cape Town, South Africa and I don't see my employer investing in SQL in the near future and a lot of vacancies require SQL 2008 background. Taking all of this into account would it be advisable to continue with 70-448 or should I be looking at certification towards SQL 2012.
Thanks in advance.