| Preparing for an Exam |This exam will be retired on June 30th, 2011.
This Microsoft Technical Specialist (TS) exam, Exam 70-431: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 – Implementation and Maintenance, became available in January 2006. This exam may contain performance-based testing elements.
| Audience Profile |
Candidates for this exam are professionals who typically pursue careers as database administrators, database developers, or business intelligence developers. Additionally, they can be people who do not work with Microsoft SQL Server as a part of their primary job functions but who want to show their breadth of technology experience, such as developers, systems administrators, and others. Candidates have sought out knowledge and experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to enhance their technical expertise, and they can implement and maintain databases by using specific instructions and specifications.
Candidates for this exam should be experts in following areas:
- Tools usage
- UI navigation
- Wizards usage
- Writing code in the appropriate language (Transact-SQL, CLR language, and other scripting languages)
- Code debugging or syntactic issue resolution
- Accomplishing specific focused tasks by using code or UI navigation
| Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-431: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - Implementation and Maintenance, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):Exam 70-431: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - Implementation and Maintenance: counts as credit toward the following certification(s): |
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