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By Lumbergh77 ·
I'm thinking about going after the MCDBA. I noticed that Microsoft is soon coming out with SQL Server 2005 and already has Windows 2003 on its MCDBA 2003 track. The only problem is I already have the books for SQL Server 2000 and Windows 2000. Should I just forget about studying for Windows 2000, buy the 2003 book, and go after that exam? As far as SQL Server goes, should I go after 2000 now or just wait until after 2005 comes out? Of course, if I wait for 2005, I'd have to purchase new books. I'd hate to go for the 2000 cerfification and then have to re-test a year or two down the line.

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by Black Panther In reply to MCDBA

Something to consider -- what percentage of the Market will be using the absolute latest software? Usually it takes years for Customers to upgrade and catch up to the latest. I would say the majority are on 2000 and XP - I still know a lot using Windows 98!

Depends on where you will be working and how many options you will have!

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I agree with subtropicalmist.

by givemeabreak In reply to Timeline

If you start on a MS cert you will have to upgrade at least every three years. Do the 2000 track. Most companies will hire MCDBA's with any track because they're going to have to train you anyway.

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