Category Archives: Exam and Certification

101 SQL Server Reporting Services Interview Questions with Answers

In this post, I am going to walk you thru SQL Server Reporting Services Interview Questions from GENERAL | BASICS | Introduction DBA (Production Support) Prospective DBA + Developer Common Questions Developer (Report Designer) Prospective Solution Architect prospective IT Manager prospective GENERAL Questions – SSRS Interview Questions What is SQL Server Reporting Services? Reporting Services [...]

How to Pass Microsoft Certification Exam 70-451

Once you clear your 70-451 exam then you become a MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) Database Developer 2008. Recently One of my college has cleared this exam and shared his experience which I wanted to share with all my readers. Preparation for these exams meant a ton of studying. He was pretty confident in his [...]

SQL Server 2011 (Denali) Certification

Microsoft have announced that the next version of SQL Server Certifications. Following are the new exam codes for SQL server 11, for which Microsoft has called SME. 70-460   PRO: Designing, Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution Using Microsoft SQL Server 11 70-461   PRO: Designing Database Solutions and Data Access Using Microsoft® SQL Server® 11 [...]

Microsoft Second Shot Offer is back again with discount

Microsoft has recently introduced a discount on certification exams with second shot offer,  which means if you fail a exam for first time, you can retake the test a second time for free. Now Microsoft has come up with a concept of bulk exam strategy where you nee to buy a specific Certification pack, which [...]

How to become “A Professional DBA”

Database Administration is very hot topic these days, specially Data ware house, Business Intelligence and Database Administration. Looking at analysis and reports by hosted by, people are making money by building and deploying these skill sets. One of my friend, got a job paying $160,000 a year in California and one my college recently [...]

Exam 70-431: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Implementation and Maintenance

This is the core entry level certification for SQL Server 2005 who wanted to explore carrer in as core SQL DBA. Candidates for this exam should be experts in following areas: Tools usage UI navigation Wizards usage Writing code in the appropriate language (Transact-SQL, CLR language, and other scripting languages) Code debugging or syntactic issue [...]

Microsoft Certification: Free Second Shot offer

Microsoft Again Offering a Free Second Shot offer, which means, you are entitled to take a  free retake of your exam , if you do not pass an IT professional or developer Microsoft Certification exam the first time. Dates: January 13, 2010 – June 30, 2010. Details: You must register, obtain a voucher code, schedule, pay, [...]