Here is the conversion I had right after I had posted my earlier blog post about Download Microsoft SQL Server 2012 RTM Now.
Rajesh: So SQL Server is available for me to download?
Pinal: Yes, sure check the link here.
Rajesh: It is trial do you know when it will be available for everybody?
Pinal: I think you mean General Availability (GA) which is on April 1st, 2012.
Rajesh: I want to have head start with SQL Server 2012 examination and I want to know every single
This exam is intended for SQL Server database administrators, implementers, system engineers, and developers with two or more years of experience who are seeking to prove their skills and knowledge in writing queries.
This exam is intended for Database Professionals who perform installation, maintenance, and configuration tasks as their primary areas of responsibility. They will often set up database systems and are responsible for making sure those systems operate efficiently.
The primary audience for this exam is Extract Transform Load (ETL) and Data Warehouse Developers. They are most likely to focus on hands-on work creating business intelligence (BI) solutions including data cleansing, ETL, and Data Warehouse implementation.
This exam is intended for database professionals who build and implement databases across an organization while ensuring high levels of data availability. They perform tasks including creating database files, creating data types and tables, planning, creating, and optimizing indexes, implementing data integrity, implementing views, stored procedures, and functions, and managing transactions and locks.
This exam is intended for database professionals who design and build database solutions in an organization. They are responsible for the creation of plans and designs for database structure, storage, objects, and servers.
The primary audience for this exam is BI Developers. They are most likely to focus on hands-on work creating the BI solution including implementing multi-dimensional data models, implementing and maintaining OLAP cubes, and creating information displays used in business decision making
The primary audience for this exam is the BI Architect. BI Architects are responsible for the overall design of the BI infrastructure, including how it relates to other data systems in use.
Looking at Rajesh’s passion, I am motivated too! I may want to start attempting the exams in near future.
Reference: Pinal Dave (