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Posted Monday, April 16, 2012 5:47 AM
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Been looking again at the certification and I think this has now changed so that to get MCSA I need
70-461,2,3

Then I can go for trying for the 466,467 to get MCSE

462 and 463 seem to be more of a DBA focus and while I am going to enjoy the challenge it is going to be a real challenge for me.

The MS training kit books on Amazon are not due out till June / July and no e-learning yet.

Any suggestions for a good basic book that would help me get a good grounding before the courses and books become available. I have been involved in supporting SQL Server but would never ever think of saying I could do any DBA task.

Idiots guide woulod be good to get me going. Tried the 2008 training kit for MCTS DBA and it had me in tears within minutes

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hi i am looking for the latest questions of certifiedeasy.com for the preparation of 70-463 exam can someone share the latest questions for exam preparation
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Ells (4/16/2012)
462 and 463 seem to be more of a DBA focus and while I am going to enjoy the challenge it is going to be a real challenge for me.


463 is not what I'd call DBA focused. It's SSIS, MDS and DQS.

Any suggestions for a good basic book that would help me get a good grounding before the courses and books become available. I have been involved in supporting SQL Server but would never ever think of saying I could do any DBA task.


Books Online? Though if you've never done any DBA work, you are going to struggle greatly with 462. It's not at a level where a casual familiarity with DBA tasks is adequate.



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Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2012 3:42 AM
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463 is not what I'd call DBA focused. It's SSIS, MDS and DQS.


OK, will re read the spec for that exam

Books Online? Though if you've never done any DBA work, you are going to struggle greatly with 462. It's not at a level where a casual familiarity with DBA tasks is adequate.


I think that while this is a good idea to wrap some DBA stuff into the Cert this is where a few of us will come unstuck. Thats where I am going to need some help with basic intros and stuff.
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Ells (4/18/2012)
I think that while this is a good idea to wrap some DBA stuff into the Cert this is where a few of us will come unstuck. Thats where I am going to need some help with basic intros and stuff.


Grab a 2008 Administrator's guide. no it's not 2012, but most of the principals are the same and then you can just swot up on the new stuff.

463 is going to be my bane. I don't do SSIS much, I don't do MDS or DQS at all, and yet I need that for any cert above.



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I'm working through my 2008 R2 books until the 2012 material emerges. Most of the books listed on Amazon are out August I think.

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I was starting to prep myself for the 2008 developer certifications, i wanted to avoid any DBA type stuff if i could. now i'd be really concerned looking at the cert path required in 2012. so i'm dreading the thoughts of it myself.
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When I looked again it really is going to be hard for some of us 'Just BI' people to get through the certification. However I am sure that will cut down the number of certified people and make this more valuable.

If you are doing data warehouse / SSIS / data marts then a good geounding is required in DBA skill set to get the most out of your work. I have no intention of working as a DBA but if I can learn the esential important bits then that makes me a better developer.

I recently was asked to spec a box from top to bottom for a data warehouse. I have done this before but I am sure that I would do a better job and understand more if I had DBA type skills.


Its going to be challenging but worth it

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Ells (4/23/2012)
When I looked again it really is going to be hard for some of us 'Just BI' people to get through the certification.


Same for 'just dev' or 'just admin' on the data platform one.

However I am sure that will cut down the number of certified people and make this more valuable.


That or increase the desire to cheat. :-/



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