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MCITP Database Administrator 2008!

I passed the 70-450 exam last week and completed the 70-432 exam earlier in April.

I have to say this certification is a much better test of your real world DBA skills then the MCDBA exams.

A lot less memorization required and a lot more critical thinking needed.

I started with Buck Woody's notes for the 70-432 exam and used the book he recommended.

There are no self-study kits for the 70-450 exam.  I prepared for this exam by reviewing the exam's Skills Being Measured outline along with SQL Server Books Online.

For both exams, I will say that practical work experience does help a great deal especially with the 70-450 exam.

I answered a number of questions on the 70-450 exam just thinking about real world issues I have dealt with.

I will also say attendance at my local SQL User Group meetings, SQL Saturdays, Quest Software Virtual Events, 24 Hours of PASS, reading blogs, and twitter contributed to my MCITP success.

While it's always gratifying to earn the certification, I…