Upgrading from SQL 2005 to 2008

Upgrade content from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008
Condensed Learning Plan

Primary Focus: Upgrade content from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008



This learning plan provides training resources to help you upgrade your Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Database Administrator certification from SQL Server 2005 to the following certifications on SQL Server 2008:
  • MCITP: Database Administrator 2008
  • MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance

After completing this learning plan, you will be able to demonstrate your specialized technical expertise, world skills, and mastery of SQL Server 2008 by earning a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) credential and a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) credential.

The Database Administrator 2008 credential validates your expertise and ability to design, implement, and maintain SQL Server 2008 database solutions.

Estimated Time to Complete This Learning Plan: 3 days

Recommended Learning Resources:
Step 1

Course 6158C: Updating Your SQL Server 2005 Skills to SQL Server 2008



This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to upgrade their SQL Server 2005 skills to SQL Server 2008.
Step 2

Preparation Guide for Exam 70-453: Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP SQL Server 2005 DBA to MCITP SQL Server 2008 DBA



Exam 70-453 counts as credit toward the following certification:
  • MCITP: Database Administrator
  • MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance
Step 3

Register and schedule for your exam



Register now for a 25% off voucher for Exam 70-453, required to upgrade from SQL Server 2005 to 2008.