My certification upgrade for teaching SQL Server 2005 is now complete. Just in time for the new year, I achieved my Microsoft Certified IT Professional certification with the Database Administrator specialty.
SQL Server 2005 has three specialities: Database Administrator, Database Developer, and Business Intelligence Developer. Although historically my most taught class was a database development class, my new certification doesn't qualify me for the equivalent in the SQL Server 2005 series. This is because Microsoft has realigned its Database Developer track around Visual Studio .NET and the .NET framework. It's not my key focus area, so I'll have to let that pass. Shame.
But I'm very interested in the Business Intelligence certification and have some backround in that area, so we'll see what Microsoft comes up with (the exams are not yet released.)