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Business Intelligence Certification

Business Intelligence Certification

Business Intelligence Certification


It is much appreciated that can someone tell me about

1) What is the market value of business intelligence now-a-days
2) Is it worth while doing it or not ?

Which BI Cert is better for me?
70-448 MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence
70-452 MCITP: SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence

Kashif Haqqani
BS-Computer Science


RE: Business Intelligence Certification

BI is all the rage at the moment.  Businesses have terabytes of data that need to be converted into valuable information.

If you have 1-2 years of experience then you'll want to look towards the 70-448.  If you have 3-5 years of experience then you'll want to look at the 70-452.

MCSA (2003) / MCDBA (SQL 2000)
MCTS (SQL 2005 / SQL 2005 BI / SQL 2008 DBA / SQL 2008 DBD / SQL 2008 BI / MWSS 3.0: Configuration / MOSS 2007: Configuration)
MCITP (SQL 2005 DBA / SQL 2008 DBA / SQL 2005 DBD / SQL 2008 DBD / SQL 2005 BI / SQL 2008 BI)
MCM (SQL 2008)

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RE: Business Intelligence Certification


RE: Business Intelligence Certification

Keep in mind that taking the 70-552 (MCITP exam) doesn't give you anything unless you have already taken the 70-448 exam (MCTS).  Conversely, if you start with the 70-448 (MCTS) you should plan or working towrds the 70-552 (MCITP).

If you go to www.microsoft.com/certification you can see what the hierarchy looks like for Microsoft certifications.  The MCITP is a higher tier certification that incorporates one or more MCTS certifications that must be achieved first.

CompTIA A+, Network+, Server+, Security+
MCTS:Windows 7
MCSE:Security 2003
MCITP:Server Administrator
MCITP:Enterprise Administrator
MCITP:Virtualization Administrator 2008 R2
Certified Quest vWorkspace Administrator

RE: Business Intelligence Certification


Thanks to reply

Can you suggest any book & materials to achieve 70-448 (MCTS) certification?


BS-Computer Science

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