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 resolution
- Accomplishing specific focused tasks by using code or UI navigation
Microsoft suggest you to go thru with this book to prepare for this exam. “MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-431): Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005″
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QUESTION NO 1:Your application must access data that is located on two SQL Server 2005 computers. One of these servers is named SQL1 and the other is SQL2. You have permissions to create a stored procedure on SQL1 to support your application. However, on SQL2 you only have permissions to select data.
You write the stored procedure on SQL1. The stored procedure accesses SQL2 by using the OPENQUERY Transact-SQL statement. However, the query fails when executed. You need to troubleshoot the cause of the error. What should you do?
A. Join the two servers by using the four-part syntax of server.database.schema.table.
B. Reference SQL2 by using an alias.
C. Add SQL2 as a remote server to SQL1.
D. Add SQL2 as a linked server to SQL1.
You need to define a linked server for each external data source you want to access and the configure the security context under which your distributed queries will run. After you create a linked server, you can use the Transact-SQL OPENQUERY function to execute your distributed queries.
A. Named Pipes
C. Shared Memory
D. Virtual Interface Adapter (VIA)
Explanation:By default, clients have TCP and Named Pipes as available protocols. You can manipulate the protocol ordering by using the SQL Server Client utility. The client application uses the protocols in the order specified on the client computer. If you are using SQL Server 2005, the protocol order is stored in the ProtocolOrder registry entry under the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSSQLServer\Client\SNI9.0