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It's good to MS reaching out to others for input - but you've only given us 5 days! I can't see you getting masses of responses in that time.
Besides that I like the fact BI is getting more traction, and that T-SQL has been put at the root of both tracks.
One thing I cannot reiterate enough is please please lower the amount of XML questions. We all know MS loves XML, but does it really need to make up 10-15% of an exam (70-433/451)? In reality it is not used that much.
I'ld like to take a part in the task of forming certifications for Denali
But as Simon indicated, the time period is short for me respond your call.
I hope you provide a second chance for SQL professionals like us
Since “Writing queries with Transact-SQL (T-SQL)” is required for both roles, and each role has three unique exams, that totals seven exams. That is one more than SQL Server 2008 has, and splits into two roles (“Business Intelligence” and “Database Professionals”), while SQL Server 2008 has three roles (“Database Administrator”, “Database Developer”, and “Business Intelligence Developer”).
These new breakouts seem more logical for today’s environments, and give more importance to business intelligence, which is the direction Microsoft has been going for the last few years. It will be interesting to see what “Upgrade Paths” Microsoft will have for those of us who have taken the SQL Server 2008 exams.