Hello all Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence (BI) developers,
You know with MS SQL Server 2005, BI or Business Intelligence has gained the position or the value it has and also a new track in the Microsoft Certification has been formed for business intelligence developers.
With the new version of MS SQL Server 2008, BI track is also being updated to reflect the new enhancements in the business intelligence approach of SQL Server 2008.
If you follow the SQL Server BI certifications you can also take the beta versions of the new exams: 71-448: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance
70-448 or the beta exam 71-448 are the successors of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 BI exams 70-445 and 70-446.
SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance Certification Practice Exam
You can register for free for the beta certification exam 71-448: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance
by using the promotion code B6543 on the Prometric web site during the exam registration. Note that the beta period end at the end of July, 2008.
Since the exam fee will be paid by the Microsoft if you use the promo code, you will be able to see what kind of questions you will experience in the exam and if you pass the beta exam you will be granted the certification credits as you pass the final released exam.
Here is a link from Microsoft Learning where you can find more information about the content and the preparation guide for exam 70-448 (or 71-448) TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance
Note that if you pass the 71-448 or the released version of this beta exam 70-448, you will complete the requirements for Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance