D'Arcy from Winnipeg
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New SQL 2005 Exam Counts Towards MCSD

Friday, April 28, 2006 8:49 AM

According to this page on the Microsoft site, the new 70-431 exam now counts towards an MCSD certification, and you get a TS: SQL Server 2005 to boot!

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# re: New SQL 2005 Exam Counts Towards MCSD

Congrats. I thought these were being phased out for the MCPD and such? no? Congrats either way :) 4/28/2006 10:35 AM | Sanjay

# re: New SQL 2005 Exam Counts Towards MCSD

I haven't seen anything official saying that they're phasing them out, but it would make sense that eventually as .NET 2.0 overtakes 1.1 that they would become the key certs in the .NET world.

Plus, its way easier to get into the MCPD certs with MCAD and MCSD from 1.1 than it is to write all the exams otherwise (By getting my MCAD, I save myself from two exams in going for my MCPD: Web)

D 4/28/2006 10:40 AM | D'Arcy from Winnipeg

# re: New SQL 2005 Exam Counts Towards MCSD

I recently stumbled across this site which has free online MCAD and MCSD practice exams:

They're exam cram style but 100% free..

<A HREF="http://www.accelerated-ideas.com/aiMExamsChoose.aspx"> Free online MCAD and MCSD practice exams</A>

Regards
Dave 10/4/2006 6:26 AM | Dave

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