The Microsoft certifications have been reorganized and apparently there is a difference between a database administrator and a database developer.
A very welcome split.
The customer where I'm currently located uses this philosophy too. We have about 7 Development DBA's (including me) and 4 Operational DBA's.
Although most software developers are capable of writing queries it amazes me how little most of them *really* know about SQL Server. On the other hand a database developer's point of view is also very different from that of a database administrator.
I'd like to hear if there are any people out there opposing this split.
Anyway, check out the new certification here