As follows is the exam detail for the Microsoft 70-453 test:
Published: November 11, 2008
Language(s): English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s): IT Professionals
Technology: Microsoft SQL Server 2008
About this Exam
This is an upgrade exam that is designed to assess candidates’ knowledge of installing, configuring and maintaining a SQL Server 2008 system.
Candidates should have one to two years of experience using SQL Server 2008 or two to three years of experience using a previous version of SQL Server. Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who work in jobs in which database administration is their main area of responsibility, or they work in environments in which databases are central to their primary job roles.
These job roles include the following:
•IT generalists who work in environments in which SQL Server 2008 is part of an overall solution
•IT professionals who manage systems that run SQL Server 2008
•Developers who build applications that use SQL Server 2008
•IT professionals who work with third-party applications that are built on SQL Server 2008
Credit Toward Certification
When you pass Exam 70-453: Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 DBA to MCITP SQL Server 2008, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
MCITP: SQL Server 2008 Database Administrator