The 70-228: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition certification exam is targeted towards IT professionals who work in medium to very large computing environments that use the services provided by Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition. Prior to taking the exam, interested IT professionals should have a year of hands-on experience in the administration of the SQL Server. They should also have a year of experience in implementing databases in environments that feature heterogeneous databases, SQL Server security integrated with Windows Authentication, and client/server configurations of at least 50 users. Well-qualified IT professionals will have conducted multiple installations of SQL Server 2000 before taking the 70-228 exam.
Passing the 70-228 exam completes the requirement for the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification. IT professionals who pass the exam also complete one of the core credits towards the Microsoft Certified Database Administrator on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 certification. Passing the 70-228 exam also fulfills an elective credit for the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Microsoft Windows 2000 certification, the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Microsoft Windows 2000 certification, and the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 certification.
Concepts relating to the management, monitoring, troubleshooting, installation, and configuration of SQL Server 2000 will be featured on the exam. Candidates must also be prepared to demonstrate a thorough understanding of SQL Server 2000 security features.