MCITP – I passed the 70-455 “Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 BI Developer to MCITP SQL Server 2008 BI Developer” exam!

Recently I passed the 70-455 exam. This exam upgrades your SQL 2005 MCTS and MCITP certifications to SQL 2008.

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The exam contains 2 sections(basically separate exams), each with 25 questions:
– A part which covers exam 70-448: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance
– A part which covers exam 70-452: PRO: Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008

You need to pass on both of the sections with a score that’s at least 700. If you fail one section, you fail on the entire exam.

How did I study

I searched the internet and the conclusion was that there is no preparation material available for the 70-452 exam but fortunately there was a self-paced training kit for the 70-448 exam, which also covers this exam. So I bought the book, scanned it for subjects that needed attention and fortunately that was enough to pass the exam for me.

For the entire list of preparation materials for the 70-448 and 70-452 exams follow the links below:

70-448 preparation materials

70-452 preparation materials 

 

My Current Transcript

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