| About this Exam |
The SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master Knowledge Exam is the first requirement towards achieving Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008 certification. Using a multiple choice format, this exam tests a candidates knowledge regarding Recoverability and Integrity, Manageability, Security, Performance, Availability, Developer Support and Scalability. You must pass this exam in order to be allowed to take Exam 88-971, SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master: Lab Exam.
| 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 CertificationExam 88-970: SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master: Knowledge Exam: counts as credit toward the following certification(s): |
Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008
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