The 70-431 exam, Microsoft SQL Server 2005Implementation and Maintenance, includes a variety of content. For specifics on the exam, you can check the exam guide on the Microsoft website, at www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-431.asp. The exam includes the following broad topic areas:
Each of these task areas represents elements of a system's design from the outset of a project. You need to know how to take a system from a rough design through to the specifics of the implementation and then follow up with fine-tuning of the application to improve performance and guarantee security.