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SQL Server Certification Overview

Inspire customer and employer confidence in your skills by earning an industry-recognized Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification.

Upgrade your MCITP certification to a SQL Server 2008 certification

Microsoft SQL Server 2008

If you already have an MCITP on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 certification, you only need to pass one upgrade exam to earn both an MCITP on SQL Server 2008 certification and an associated MCTS certification.

Current certification

Certification goals

Exam

MCITP: Database Administrator (on SQL Server 2005)

MCITP: Database Administrator 2008

and

MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance

Exam 70-453: Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 DBA to MCITP SQL Server 2008 DBA

MCITP: Database Developer (on SQL Server 2005)

MCITP: Database Developer 2008

and

MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Database Development

Exam 70-454: Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 Database Developer to MCITP SQL Server 2008 Database Developer

MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer (on SQL Server 2005)

MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008

and

MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance

Exam 70-455: Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Developer to MCITP SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Developer

Microsoft SQL Server 2005

If you already have an MCDBA certification on Microsoft SQL Server 2000, you can upgrade to certification on SQL Server 2005 by passing two exams.

Current certification

Certification goals

Exam

MCDBA on SQL Server 2000

MCITP: Database Administrator (on SQL Server 2005)

and

MCTS: SQL Server 2005

Exam 70-431: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Implementation and Maintenance

and

Exam 70-447: UPGRADE: MCDBA Skills to MCITP Database Administrator by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005