?
Solved

MCTS Exam 70-433 is retired...

Posted on 2015-01-08
2
Medium Priority
?
150 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-19
The side below lists the certification titles like

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

which seems is already retired (July 2013 I read elsewhere). It seems if someone who already has this certification cab take:

70-457: Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 1
70-458: Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 2

Question 1: Can one still take 70-433 and then attempt to take 70-457 and or 70-458?

Question 2: Why there is no xx-xxx: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Database Development to take?
0
Comment
Question by:Mike Eghtebas
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 66

Accepted Solution

by:
Jim Horn earned 2000 total points
ID: 40539461
Current path is here(can change tomorrow based on Microsoft's 'we change certificaitons when the wind blows' mentality.)

(Question 1) :  Likely yes, and some employers who are on 2008 would still care that someone has it.  

The 70-433 SQL 2008 exam was a very broad exam that covered many aspects of SQL development way beyond T-SQL:  FIlestream, Full-Text Search, Service Broker, DB Mail, PowerShell, Change Tracking / CDC.   They tried to get away from that with the whole 'an exam should resemble one year of experience {sarcasm excluded} with the (Question 2) SQL 2012 exams, so the 70-461 exam was darn near straight T-SQL.  Some parts of the old 2008 exam are in 70-462 and 70-463.
0
 
LVL 34

Author Comment

by:Mike Eghtebas
ID: 40559071
Thank you.
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Ever wondered why sometimes your SQL Server is slow or unresponsive with connections spiking up but by the time you go in, all is well? The following article will show you how to install and configure a SQL job that will send you email alerts includ…
One of the most important things in an application is the query performance. This article intends to give you good tips to improve the performance of your queries.
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server functions from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Microsoft Ac…
Via a live example, show how to set up a backup for SQL Server using a Maintenance Plan and how to schedule the job into SQL Server Agent.

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question