Exam 70-431 is one of the Microsoft’s certification examinations and the name of this examination is MCTS SQL 2005 server implementation. This certification will suit best to the candidates who wish to gain skills and knowledge on ability to maintain as well as implement system information that is incorporated with Microsoft SQL 2005 server. By passing this examination, candidates will earn their Microsoft certified technology specialist certification in SQL 2005 server implementation.
Examination requirements and job roles:
For writing this examination, there are no special prerequisites required for the candidates but Microsoft recommends the candidates to have some knowledge in using database tools, writing codes in SQL as well as in other languages and troubleshooting databases. Candidates can get several job opportunities in the top companies after certifying with this examination. Some of the job roles include: information system administrator, system analysts, network analysts, technical support engineers, database administrators and technical consultants etc.
Exam 70-431 objectives:
The following are the exam 70-431 objectives and they are:
1) Maintenance of database
2) Data customers support
3) Implementation as well as creation of database objects
4) Configuring as well as installing SQL 2005 server
5) Implementation of disaster recovery and implementation of high recovery
6) Troubleshooting as well as monitoring the SQL 2005 server performance.
Exam can be registered in Pearson VUE centers or in online through Pearson VUE website b paying the fee. The exam comprises of 40 questions with 90 minutes time duration and no adaptive or case study type questions. Only multiple choices, drag- drop, built a tree, reorder type questions are asked. Minimum score to pass in the exam is around 700 out of 1000 (70%).