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SQL Server Certification

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by sancheetah, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. sancheetah

    sancheetah New Member

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    Hi All

    Stumbled across this message today and thought I'd join and hopefully get some answers before I make a decision. Perhaps you guys can help.

    Been in IT on helpdesks, 2nd line and 3rd line for about 5 years and am now more onto Facilities management-Systems Manager. It's more of a title than anything else, cos I don't manage anything. We've just implemented an SQL based application and I would like to learn more about it. I've dealt quick deep with MS Access before, but it's a lot easier than SQL, but I guess the language is the same, if you use that design mode.

    What I am hope to have answered is the following.
    I've searched everywhere and found the MCTS: SQL Server 2005 certification seems to fit best for what I need to do. But what I don't know and can't find, is if you need to understand the language fully before you can do this course or is it covered in the course.

    I guess you could treat me as someone who has never dealt with SQL or heard of it, but would like to make a career change, since I'm getting a bit of a light workload where I am.

    Any help, or perhaps an alternative option for SQL courses would be greatly appreciated.

    Look forward to many future correspondence with this site.

    SAN
     
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  2. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Greetings & Welcome to CF:biggrin
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    I would start here.

    Good luck :thumbleft

    Si
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome to CertForums :)

    SQL is a complex area to get into without a lot of database experience.

    Microsoft say..

    From http://www.microsoft.com/learning/syllabi/en-us/2780afinal.mspx
     
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  5. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome to santa's grotto :D
     
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  6. sancheetah

    sancheetah New Member

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    Thanks to you all.
    Boyce, I;ve don't all that already, but will be going though it again. Thanks for the help.
    Once I have mastered all that, do you think I would need to learn T-SQL before going onto MCTS SQL 05?
     
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  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    T-Sql is a method of querying the SQL server, so you would probably pick it up whilst studying for the MCTS. 8)

    Welcome to CF BTW. 8)
     
  8. sancheetah

    sancheetah New Member

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    Thanks Simon, now it's time to ask the boss to finance it.
    Considering I work for the gov, I won't expect it:rolleyes:
     
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