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shud I go for MCDBA?

Discussion in 'SQL Server 2000 Certification [Archive]' started by Reddy, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. Reddy New Member

    Hi guys..right now I am in a project working as DBA, I am not gaining much of the knowledge from this job, I thought of getting a professional certi so tht it will be helpful for me for my future projects.
    So..wht i was thinking whether to go for sql 2k or wait for sql 2005 and take that exam. which wud be the best choice, pls pull me out of this confusion by giving a best advice for my career.

    "He laughs best who laughs last"

  2. dineshasanka Moderator

    Better if you can wait for SQL Server 2005. However, I waited for SQL Server 2000 but it never happended. Now I am waot for SQL Server 2005 [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]
  3. Twan New Member

    Hi ya,

    I think it is better to go for the certification now rather than wait. SQL2k is way different than sql2k5 nevertheless sql2k mcdba will be a good stepping stone towards the 2k5 cert.

    Also MS is changing the certifications altogether which looks like it will mean moving away from all of the certs as we know them today... including even the current mcsa/mcse

    The sql2k cert is not the most difficult cert in the world, so if it were me I'd study and do the cert now rather than wait for a cert which may take 6-12 months to materialise...

  4. Akthar New Member


    agree with Twan, Reddy i have personally done the MCDBA for SQL 2000 and i think it is a very important step in MS SQL Certification.

  5. FrankKalis Moderator

    If I were full-time in IT business, I would certainly go for certification. Not that I believe that certs make you a "better" developer or DBA, but it is a sign of your commitment to continous education, which might open some doors for you, that otherwise would probably stay closed.

    Frank Kalis
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    Heute schon gebloggt?http://www.insidesql.de/blogs
  6. Bredsox New Member

    May be this is a dumb question. Is the MCDBA good for DBA only or for Developers like myself too? Thanks

  7. satya Moderator

    If you want to become a DBA or take Development DBA responsibilities then you can also go for it.
    GOod luck.

    Satya SKJ
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    Contributing Editor & Forums Moderator
    This posting is provided “AS IS” with no rights for the sake of knowledge sharing.
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  9. Bredsox New Member

    Thanks for the suggestion. I have completed 70-229 only but looking forward to get MCDBA soon. Thanks

  10. MichaelB Member

    Actually it is 3 required tests and one elective. 4 total. one of the three is for networking/server and you can choose from 3 for that one. I am on my final elective. so close... sigh. then I can get a one week "train the trainer" course and be certified to teach any MS course at about 2-3K each week. Good job security if you get laid off from a DBA job or in between contracts<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /><br /><br /><br /><br />Michael B<br />Sr. DBA<br /><br />"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,<br />but fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1:7

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