SQL Server 2008 is the latest update to Microsoft's flagship database management system. This is the largest update since SQL Server 2005, and is schedule to be released to manufacturing in September 2008.
SQL Server 2008 is a much more significant update than SQL Server 2005, because it brings increased ability to deliver data across more platforms, and thus many different types of devices. New functionality also allows for easy storage and retrieval of digitized images and video. These attributes address the recent explosion in the popularity of web-based video and server and desktop virtualization.
The Real MCTS SQL Server 2008 Exam 70-432 Prep Kit prepares readers for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist exam: SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance. According to Microsoft:
? the same exam for SQL Server 2005 was passed by over 35,000 people.
? ~ 150,000 people passed a similar exam for SQL Server 2000.
Additionally, this exam is a pre-requisite for those going on to obtain the MCITP certification in Database Administration for SQL Server 2008:
? successful candidates for the SQL Server 2005 MCITP ~ 6,000.
The Prep Kit offers an exam-prep guide book, practice exams and a test engine, access to a searchable e-book, and podcasts and PowerPoints for exam-day review.
? This is the ?Real? Microsoft Exam Prep Kit, and provides the reader with independent and unbiased exam tips and warnings'everything they need to know to ensure certification success.
? Authored by Mark Horninger, a nationally recognized leader in SQL Server with over 50 Microsoft certifications to his credit; Mark knows what it takes to successfully navigate Microsoft exams.
? Complete study package ensures user success with Syngress proven pedagogy, test engine, and podcasts and PowerPoints for exam-day review.