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71-432: Ms Sql 2008 Implementation And Maintenance

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can u post a link for that exam , to give us more info :)

 

Hi Buddy!

 

I hope this helps. I have no idea when is the last day to take the exam though.

 

Exam 70-432: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance is in development. It is expected to be released in August 2008.

 

Audience profile

Candidates should have one to two years of experience using SQL Server 2008 or two to three years of experience using a previous version of SQL Server. Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who have jobs in which database administration is their main area of responsibility, or they work in environments in which databases are central to their job roles. These job roles include the following:

 

• IT generalists who work in environments in which SQL Server 2008 is part of an overall solution

 

• IT professionals who manage systems that run SQL Server 2008

 

• IT professionals who work with third-party applications that are built on SQL Server 2008

 

• Developers who build applications that use SQL Server 2008

 

Credit toward certification

When you pass Exam 70-432: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance, you complete the requirements for the following certification:

 

• Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): SQL Server 2008, Implemenation and Maintenance

 

 

Skills measured by Exam 70-432

 

Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2008 (10 percent)

 

Install SQL Server 2008 and related services.

This objective may include but is not limited to: file locations; default paths; service accounts

 

Configure SQL Server instances.

This objective may include but is not limited to: sp_configure

 

Configure SQL Server services.

This objective may include but is not limited to: configuration manager; SQL browser

 

Configure additional SQL Server components.

This objective may include but is not limited to: SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), replication

 

Implement database mail.

This objective may include but is not limited to: set up and configure

 

Configure full-text indexing.

This objective may include but is not limited to: enable/disable, index population

 

 

Maintaining SQL Server Instances (13 percent)

 

Manage SQL Server Agent jobs.

This objective may include but is not limited to: create and schedule jobs; notification of job execution; disable/enable jobs; change job step order; logging

Manage SQL Server Agent alerts.

This objective may include but is not limited to: performance condition alerts; SQL event alerts; Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) alerts

Manage SQL Server Agent operators.

This objective may include but is not limited to: operator schedules; fail safe operator; add a new operator; notification methods

Implement the declarative management framework (DMF).

This objective may include but is not limited to: create a policy; verify a policy; schedule a policy compliance check; enforce a policy; create a condition

Back up a SQL Server environment.

This objective may include but is not limited to: operating system-level concepts

 

 

Managing SQL Server Security (15 percent)

 

Manage logins and server roles.

This objective may include but is not limited to: create logins; disable/enable logins; security model (authentication mode); password policy enforcement; fixed server roles; alter logins

Manage users and database roles.

This objective may include but is not limited to: user mapping; user-defined roles; fixed roles; guest, public, dbo; creating and deleting user roles

Manage SQL Server instance permissions.

This objective may include but is not limited to: logon triggers; permissions vs. fixed role membership; cross-database ownership chaining; impersonation

Manage database permissions.

This objective may include but is not limited to: impersonation; cross-database ownership chaining

Manage schema permissions and object permissions.

This objective may include but is not limited to: manage schema ownership

 

Audit SQL Server instances.

This objective may include but is not limited to: use DDL triggers and logon triggers; C2; common criteria; login failures; event notifications

 

Manage transparent data encryption.

This objective may include but is not limited to: impact of transparent data encryption on backups

 

Configure surface area.

This objective may include but is not limited to: sp_configure

 

 

Maintaining a SQL Server Database (16 percent)

 

Back up databases.

This objective may include but is not limited to: full backups; differential backups; transaction log; compressed backups; file and filegroup backups; verifying backup

Restore databases.

This objective may include but is not limited to: online restores; full restores; differential restores; transaction log; file and filegroup restores; verifying restore; tail of the transaction log

Manage and configure databases.

This objective may include but is not limited to: files, file groups, and related options; database options; recovery model; attach/detach data

Manage database snapshots.

This objective may include but is not limited to: create, drop, revert

 

Maintain database integrity.

This objective may include but is not limited to: DBCC CHECKDB; suspect pages

 

Maintain a database by using maintenance plans.

This objective may include but is not limited to: Maintenance Plan Wizard; Maintenance Plan Designer

 

 

Performing Data Management Tasks (14 percent)

 

Import and export data.

This objective may include but is not limited to: BCP; BULK INSERT; OPENROWSET; GUI tools

 

Manage data partitions.

This objective may include but is not limited to: switching data from one partition to another; add a filegroup; alter a partition function; alter a partition scheme

Implement data compression.

This objective may include but is not limited to: sparse columns; page/row

 

Maintain indexes.

This objective may include but is not limited to: create spatial indexes; create partitioned indexes; clustered and non-clustered indexes; XML indexes; disable and enable indexes; filtered index on sparse columns; indexes with included columns; rebuilding/reorganizing indexes; online/offline

Manage collations.

This objective may include but is not limited to: column collation; database collation; instance collation

 

 

Monitoring and Troubleshooting SQL Server (13 percent)

 

Identify SQL Server service problems.

This objective may include but is not limited to: DB Engine service; SQL Agent service; SQL Browser service

 

Identify concurrency problems.

This objective may include but is not limited to: blocks, locks, deadlocks, activity monitor; relevant Dynamic Management Views

Identify SQL Agent job execution problems.

This objective may include but is not limited to: proxy accounts; credentials; job history

 

Locate error information.

This objective may include but is not limited to: error log; agent log; job execution history; event logs

 

 

Optimizing SQL Server Performance (10 percent)

 

Implement Resource Governor.

 

Use the Database Engine Tuning Advisor.

 

Collect trace data by using SQL Server Profiler.

 

Collect performance data by using Dynamic Management Views (DMVs).

 

Collect performance data by using System Monitor.

 

Use Performance Studio.

 

 

Implementing High Availability (9 percent)

Implement database mirroring.

 

This objective may include but is not limited to: monitoring, configuring, failover

 

Implement a SQL Server clustered instance.

This objective may include but is not limited to: monitoring, configuring, failover

 

Implement log shipping.

This objective may include but is not limited to: monitoring, configuring, failover

 

Implement replication.

This objective may include but is not limited to: monitoring, configuring, failover

 

 

 

Source: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-432.mspx

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Hi Guys

 

I am looking to take this soon as i have downloaded the trial on a lab server and have been playing with some dummy DB's. Its a good solid product. looking forward to hearing about this one.

 

Thanks

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any materials / updates for SQL 2008 70-432 / reporting services would be appricable. i have passed already 70-431. i have some doubts on reporting services for sql server 2005 which has some limitation and has some real world problems. kitmai (sql 2008) is not stable beta version i am having. any info on how reporting services in sql 2008 has been improved. company recently shifed to sql 2005 few months back how to convince them to shoft to sql 2008 looks so tedious also.

 

any info on change in basic engine of sql 2005 as instead of releasing service packs MS has started to release product. (any info on VS 2010 and sql 2010 would also be appriciable)

 

regards

nic

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@Undeathkiller , Dumping the questions is not always good

 

You don't need to tell me that one. I've passed the whole MCTS/MCITP 2008 track without any dumps. (I've taken all exams when they where still in beta)

 

But I've missed to take this exam when it was beta, therefore I want to check first if I can pass this exam. And what better way is there than a dump? :) This way I won't waste any money.

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hxxp://www.MODERATED.com/newsletters/edu/2008/070708ed1.html?page=1 NO ADVERTISEMENT is allowed

BEAR THIS IN MIND.

LEARN THE PRODUCT AND DO THE EXAM

Edited by mip104

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I passed 70-432 today with 794 passing score.

It was as difficult as I expected but nothing crazy.

 

30 % of questions were related to new featueres in MS SQL 2008 so check it out.

I used MS books on-line and Accelerated SQl 2008 book. I thought it helped me to put all my "ducks in arow" but hands-on experience was ver benificial so use those VMWare with MS SQL 2008.

It was 48 questions in 120 minutes test.

 

Good luck !

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I just took the exam this past Friday passed 840 / 1000.

There was 40 questions and no simualtions

the answer are totally different order and

question totally different then Conan dump.

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