Microsoft 70-432 : TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance Exam
Those seeking the certification for Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance can gain their certification through taking the Microsoft 70-432 (TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance) exam. Additionally, the 70-432 exam counts as a credit for the Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2008 certification and the Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator 2008 certification.
Only IT administrators whose primary responsibility is the administration of databases should take the Microsoft 70-432 exam, which is offered in English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Simplified Chinese. Professionals should have between one and two years of experience with the SQL Server 2008, or they should have at least two years of experience working with an older version of the SQL Server. Sample job roles that provide the appropriate experience for the 70-432 exam include IT generalists who work with SQL Server 2008 on a regular basis, IT professionals who manage systems which use SQL Server 2008, developers who build applications which require SQL Server 2008, and IT professionals who use third party applications which require use of the SQL Server 2008.
The largest sections of the Microsoft 70-432 exam focus on managing and maintain a SQL server database. This will include questions on back up, restoring, configuration, and database integrity. Other questions on the exam will focus on installation of the Server, SQL Server instances, troubleshooting, high availability, optimization, and performing data management tasks.