| About this Exam |
The SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master Lab Exam is the second requirement towards achieving Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008 certification. Using a hands-on lab format, this exam tests a candidates ability to apply knowledge to real-world business, compliance and application scenarios. Topics cover Recoverability and Integrity, Manageability, Security, Performance, Availability, Developer Support and Scalability.
| Exam Topics Covered |
SQL Server 2008 core engine components and dependencies. Experience and expertise regarding SQL Server high availability, disaster recovery, integrity, performance-tuning and optimization, SQL Server Operating System (SQLOS) internals, storage engine, relational engine, developer support, scalability, security, manageability, and data distribution technologies.
| Audience Profile |
The recommended Microsoft Certified Master SQL Server 2008 candidate is a SQL Server professional who typically has five or more years of hands-on SQL Server experience planning complex mission critical environments. Competencies include designing and implementing high-performance, scalable, secure enterprise environments and troubleshooting the most challenging SQL Server issues.
A candidate should have experience managing multiple instances of SQL Server, including the use of a variety of features and tasks using a thorough understanding of SQL Server design and architecture. Individuals pursuing the Microsoft Certified Master SQL Server Certification may include senior-level consultants, support engineers, technology architects, senior database engineers or administrators working independently or for various types of organizations.
The recommended candidate should have a thorough understanding of SQL Server core engine components and dependencies, such as online transaction processing, high availability, disaster recovery, performance-tuning and optimization, SQL Server Operating System (SQLOS) internals, storage engine, relational engine, security, manageability, and data distribution technologies.
| Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 88-971: SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master: Lab Exam, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s): |
Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008 *
* Attainment of MCITP: Database Administrator 2008 and MCITP: Database Developer 2008 also required prior to attaining Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008 certification.
| Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format. |