Hi, last year I got some good advice on SSIS+ certification for 2008 R2
, so I got Exam 70-448 (MS Sql Server BI Development and Maintenance), which nicely covers SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS.
I never got around to doing this for various lame excuses, er, important pressing things in my life.
In any event, SSIS etc. is the path I'm looking to be on, which is a database developer (Business Intelligence), not a DBA.
So here's the path
if I understand this properly. (Exams 461, 462, 463, 466, 467).
I'm a long-term oracle d.b. developer (pl*sql) and recently have gotten back into Sql Server / VS 2008, and a long time ago passed a Sql Server test. So I'm not starting from scratch, and I am actively in the Sql Server 2008 R2 / VS 2008 environment, but I'm still a beginner in SSIS, SSRS, etc.
So my question is, what do you think about starting out with the 467 (BI) Exam ? All five exams sound like it would take a year or two, but in my role I need SSIS, SSAS, SSRS now. For the 2008 R2 exam (70-448), that seemed right up my alley and feasible, but I never got around to doing it (cat died, son graduated from college and joined the army, daughter got married, etc. etc. etc.)
Here's a nice writeup
about someone going down this path.