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Microsoft - MCTS / MCITP Database Administrator 2005



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26.6.2023 (Monday)


Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator (MCITP: Database Administrator) is the premier certification for database server administrators. This certification demonstrates that you can keep up with your enterprise business solutions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As an IT Pro in database administration you can:

  • Design and deploy a multi-server SQL Server infrastructure
  • Administer and monitor multiple instances of SQL Server centrally
  • Design and implement security policy, including authentication, auditing and encryption
  • Design and implement recoverability and high availability strategies on SQL Server 2005
  • Administer, Maintain and Optimise Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Our Microsoft SQL 2005 Server Database Administrator Program

  • Allows you to become an expert in Microsoft SQL Sever 2005 in less time than 'traditional training' while exposing each student to real-world, hands-on virtual team website enabling information sharing between project team departments
  • Helps students grasp complex technical concepts more easily by identifying and catering to individual student learning styles through a mixed visual, auditory and kinaesthetic-tactual delivery system
  • Enhances retention by employing accelerated learning techniques focused on committing information to long-term memory

Four reasons why you should sit your Database Admin course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Database Admin trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 6-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your Database Admin course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass Database Admin first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study Database Admin with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 134561 students saving more than one million hours since 2001


So what makes SQL Server 2005 compelling? The following short list highlights some of its enhanced and new features. Several of these features should make a compelling case to upgrade your SQL Server environment.

Enhanced features

  • T-SQL enhancements
  • Performance improvements
  • Backup enhancements
  • Online-maintenance operations
  • Business-intelligence enhancements
  • Management-GUI enhancements
  • Security enhancements
  • Increased memory usage with
  • Standard Edition
  • XML enhancements
  • SSIS enhancements (formerly DTS)
  • Better e-mail handling
  • 64-bit support

New features

  • Common Language Runtime (CLR)
  • Service Broker
  • New product versions
  • High-availability features
  • Data encryption
  • Database Tuning Advisor
  • Dedicated administrator connection

So now that you have decided to upgrade to or deploy SQL Server 2005 - why educate? As SQL Server continues to mature, more and more features are added to the base product. This is both good and bad. The plus side is that you get more than just a database engine. The down side is that you have a lot more to learn. The days of being of being an expert on every aspect of SQL Server are over -- but this doesn't mean that you can't still use these new features. If you are only using the product's base functionality you are missing out on a wealth of functions. Case in point: Analysis Services, SQL Server's business analysis tools. This product has been available for several years and most people that use SQL Server have never taken advantage or know little about it.

What are the benefits of certification?

For IT managers, certification is particularly important because it allows them to more easily identify the skills that an individual possesses. When a company has employees that possess certain skills, it can garner a competitive advantage when seeking to attract customers. Certification can also contribute to increased productivity, because studies have shown that certified individuals are generally quicker to implement and design new technologies. And of course by knowing that their employees are certified, IT managers can feel more confident about their ability to implement and support a network infrastructure.


  • Overwhelmingly, individuals with Microsoft certifications have an advanced level of knowledge, expertise and skill, and command more professional credibility
  • The Certified IT Pro in Database Administration certification is recognised as a particularly elite indication of an database administrator's prowess and skill level, and these professionals are highly sought by employers
  • Individual students may receive college credits to utilise tuition reimbursement programs for their IT training or to complete college coursework

Human Resources

  • Employer-funded training and certification programs are a key to retaining skilled IT staff. Career development and advancement opportunities are shown to significantly reduce rates of employee turnover
  • Certification Training Programs provide benchmarks for hiring and promotion decisions by accurately assessing technical skills
  • For-certification training programs maximize educational investments through immediate validation of skills

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified over 100,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts


Firebrand Training has an aggressive educational schedule that thoroughly covers all essential elements necessary to become skilled as an SQL Server 2005 professional.

  • Module 1: Designing a Database Server Infrastructure
  • Designing Security for a Database Server Solution
  • Designing a Physical Database
  • Designing a Database Solution for High Availability
  • Designing a Data Recovery Solution for a Database
  • Designing a Strategy for Data Archiving
  • Exam 70-443
  • Optimizing the Performance of Database Servers and Databases
  • Optimizing and Implementing a Data Recovery Plan for a Database
  • Designing a Strategy to Monitor and Maintain a Database Solution
  • Designing a Database Data Management Strategy
  • Designing a Strategy to Manage and Maintain Database Security Review
  • Exam 70-444

Exam Track

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist on SQL Server 2005 candidates are required to pass Exams 70-443, 70-444.

Skills Being Measured

  • Designing a Database Server Infrastructure by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Exam 70-443)
  • Optimising and Maintaining a Database Administration Solution by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Exam 70-444)

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This doesn't apply for online courses.
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.


Students are required to meet the following prerequisites:

  • MCTS SQL05 (Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist: SQL Server 2005)

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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