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Posted Friday, May 31, 2013 4:19 PM
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How do the test exam questions from the 'Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server' training kit compare to the actual real 70-463 exam? is it worth purchasing?
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Posted Friday, May 31, 2013 9:59 PM


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I don't know for the 463 as I haven't taken it yet but I did for the 461. They are ok, I don't think they are necessary with Bol and experience.

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Posted Saturday, June 1, 2013 1:33 AM
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Thanks, I also tried the training kit questions for 70-461 and found them to be excessively easy when compared with what was asked in the actual 70-461 exam. Just wondering now how the official 70-463 training kit questions pair up to the exam.
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Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2013 6:00 AM
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Passed 70-463 yesterday. Went with the offical training kit and Knight's 24 hour trainer.
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Posted Friday, August 9, 2013 7:08 AM
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Congratulations!

Hey, I'm starting this soon, would that be the Knights 24 Hour BI trainer, or the SSIS 24 Hour trainer?

Cheers,
Paul.
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Posted Friday, August 9, 2013 8:33 AM
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Knight's 24 hour SSIS:
http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Knight_s_Microsoft_SQL_Server_2012_Integ.html?id=jOM7XE5pbPoC&redir_esc=y

Basically this book and the training kit greatly helped me. It was an interesting exam for me.

Best of luck.

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Posted Monday, August 12, 2013 11:36 AM
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Once you've done a few training kits and actual exams, it is apparent that the people who write the training kits don't talk to the people who write the exam questions, and may not have taken the exam themsleves. Instead, Microsoft publishes a list of topics that will be convered on an exam, and Training Kit creators create training materials than cover these topics. This is because Microsoft wants people who actually have experience with the product rather than just crammed for the test. There is no promise or guarentee that a training kit will contain the answer for every question on the exam. If you're very experienced in all topics that are on the exam objective list, you probably don't need a training kit.

That said, I've just ordered the 70-463 book myself, because that will be my next exam and I've at little exposure to data warehousing in my career. Hopefully, setting it up at home and trying out the scenarios in the book will help me get familiar enough with it to pass the exam.
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