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Hello:
First of all sorry for my english !.
I'm a bit confused. I'm learning to pass the 70-432 exam in a few weeks if everything goes fine. But I don't know which exam to take after: 70-450 or 70-448.
70-450 is for advanced administration but it seems that it will be retired soon, and 70-448 tends to B.I, but it's not going to be retired.
I like both of them but is worth the effort to pass an exam that will be retired soon ??.

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That depends on your existing skills & career goals. The fact that 450 is being retired this summer will not make it worthless. The skills you learn while studying it will still be useful and if you pass you can still list it on your resume as an exam you passed.

My concern is that if you don't successfully pass it by the retirement date then the money spent on exam specific training or unsucessful test attempts may feel wasted if you'll never get to say you passed it.
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thanks for the reply dan-572483, that's my concern too.
I think I will try with 70-450 and then 70-448.
I heard that 70-450 it's a very hard exam and there is not much material of it ( I found only one book that I have now: SQL Server 2008 Admin from Sybex ) and a Trainsignal Training also ( advanced SQL 2008 admin ). That is the material that I have right now.

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diegovillamil (4/9/2013)
thanks for the reply dan-572483, that's my concern too.
I think I will try with 70-450 and then 70-448.
I heard that 70-450 it's a very hard exam and there is not much material of it ( I found only one book that I have now: SQL Server 2008 Admin from Sybex ) and a Trainsignal Training also ( advanced SQL 2008 admin ). That is the material that I have right now.

Regards.


The CBT Nuggets videos are pretty good, you should check them out also. You're in a more comfortable position than me though. All the way until July to study :o I'm hoping I'm in a position to take it by the end of next month (so I get 2 tries for the price of one, worst case scenario Smile)) since I still have to take the 70-432 exam before July too (less of an issue).


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