SQLAuthority News – SQL Server 2008 – Microsoft Certifications for 70-432 70-433 70-450 70-452

I have received many emails requesting information about SQL Server certifications examples. Microsoft has released new set of exams for SQL Server 2008 certifications. I am listing them here for quick reference.

Exam 70-432 – TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance

Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2008 (10 percent)
Maintaining SQL Server Instances (13 percent)
Managing SQL Server Security (15 percent)
Maintaining a SQL Server Database (16 percent)
Performing Data Management Tasks (14 percent)
Monitoring and Troubleshooting SQL Server (13 percent)
Optimizing SQL Server Performance (10 percent)
Implementing High Availability (9 percent)


Exam 70-433 – TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development

Implementing Tables and Views (14 percent)
Implementing Programming Objects (16 percent)
Working with Query Fundamentals (21 percent)
Applying Additional Query Techniques (15 percent)
Working with Additional SQL Server Components (11 percent)
Working with XML Data (12 percent)
Gathering Performance Information (11 percent)


Exam 70-450 – PRO: Designing, Optimizing, and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Designing a SQL Server Instance and a Database Solution (14 percent)
Designing a Database Server Security Solution (15 percent)
Designing a Database Solution for High Availability (15 percent)
Designing a Backup and Recovery Solution (20 percent)
Designing a Monitoring Strategy (13 percent)
Designing a Strategy to Maintain and Manage Databases (14 percent)
Designing a Strategy for Data Distribution (9 percent)


Exam 70-452 – PRO: Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Designing and Managing Reports (20 percent)
Designing Data Mining Models (10 percent)
Administering a BI Solution (15 percent)
Designing the BI Architecture (21 percent)
Designing and Deploying SSIS Packages (16 percent)
Designing an Analysis Services Database (18 percent)

Reference : Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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7 Comments. Leave new

  • Shane Schnell
    October 8, 2008 11:08 am

    Thanks Pinal!

    Do you know if there are any books available for 70-432? I can’t seem to find any.

  • Expected availability: January 2009

  • Hi Pinal,

    Exam 70-432 and Exam 70-433 are for SQL Server 2005, i believe. Please clarify


  • Hi Pinal,

    I saw about the microsoft certifications details.is the materials are available for free in any of the websites?
    or else how could i get it ?

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance (Exam 70-432) – The self paced training kit book is supposed to come out on February 18, 2009 according to Amazon.

  • Any recommedation for exam 70-450 book ?

  • Hi,

    Can you tell me where can i download/purchase 70-450 microsoft press book. I did find anywhere in bangalore.



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