The MCM program for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is designed to help provide the most experienced and talented IT professionals worldwide with validation and recognition of their in-depth technical expertise in Microsoft SQL Server.
88-970: SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master: Knowledge Exam
88-971: SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master: Lab Exam
Five or more years of experience with SQL Server 7.0 or later: installing, configuring, and troubleshooting
One or more years of experience with SQL Server 2005 or later: installing, configuring, and troubleshooting
Thorough understanding of SQL Server design and architecture
Thorough understanding of SQL Server core components and dependencies, such as online transaction processing (OLTP), high availability, disaster recovery, performance-tuning optimization, storage, security, manageability, and data distribution technologies
Ability to speak, understand, and write fluent English