I'm not sure if this is the right thread, but please could you help.
Should I write the MCTS (70-431) exam?
A friend of mine told me its a waste of time, because you have to re-certify everytime a new MSSQL is on the market.
...waste of time? Definitely not!
. So, who ever appeared for exam and got their MCITP titles is waste of time? Obviously there is some added advantage to this on top of your experience.
You get to know more about the subject when you are a beginner and it gives a taste to your current employer and prospective employers that you are interested in the technology. It shows them that you want to excel and also gives them a strong proof that you are a Professional in handling SQL Server.
Yes, you need to upgrade your certificates as MS releases new versions but, Why don't you take it as an opportunity to learn more about your favorite product rather than thinking it is waste of time?. Yes, I do accept that there are many ways to learn and become proficient but whats the harm in appearing for an exam where your real knowledge is tested and recognized? It's not a waste of time at all, but its not compulsory that you need to get your certificates done If you have relevant experience and strong knowledge about the product.