Click here to monitor SSC
SQLServerCentral is supported by Redgate
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 


How many tests do I need for 2012 after I get my MCITP


How many tests do I need for 2012 after I get my MCITP

Author
Message
Elizabeth.Block
Elizabeth.Block
SSC-Enthusiastic
SSC-Enthusiastic (122 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (122 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (122 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (122 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (122 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (122 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (122 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (122 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 122 Visits: 702
<According to the Microsoft Learning website 70-450 will be retired in January next year, which does give you a bit of time yet. The dilemma would therefore be whether you want to retake that one and do 3 more to get the MCSE, or whether you want to do the straight 2012 exams - 3 for MCSA and 2 more for MCSE. If you're moving to BI though, you may want to get the BI MCSE rather than the data platform one, which changes things again!>

!!! Holy Cow! Everything I read said that it was retiring July 31st, so I assumed I didn't have a choice. I've studied so hard and got so close that I've been really bummed. Failing by just one question was maddening. Now I'll have to decide whether to throw my hat in the ring one more time. I really wanted the MCITP and I think I'm very close.

I'm torn because we're trying to get up to speed on BI stuff so it will be a tough decision. I'm looking for BI training now. I'm also going to give a PASS presentation in August and have to prepare for that, so I won't do any studying until I've prepared for that.

Anyway, thanks so much for the encouragement and info, Duncan! :-)
Duncan Pryde
Duncan Pryde
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame (3.4K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.4K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.4K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.4K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.4K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.4K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.4K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.4K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 3396 Visits: 1552
No problem Elizabeth. Good luck whatever you decide, and I hope the presentation goes well. Let me know if I can be any more help at any time.

Duncan
Longlongagoxz
Longlongagoxz
Grasshopper
Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 17 Visits: 49
Elizabeth Block (6/20/2013)
OK, I'm desperate to figure out how many exams I have to take after I finish the SQL 2008 exams for Database Administration. Once I get my MCITP in SQL 2008 do I have to take 1 2012 exam or 3? Boy oh boy, I'm really hoping it's only 1...

Waiting with baited breath...

Hi Elizabeth,
Did you take the exams?
I am on the way.
Longlongagoxz
Longlongagoxz
Grasshopper
Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 17 Visits: 49
Hi Duncan,
I want to know which book you uses in preparing 70-458, Now I just use 70-463 training kit, I am not sure is it useful or not.
Thanks.
Elizabeth.Block
Elizabeth.Block
SSC-Enthusiastic
SSC-Enthusiastic (122 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (122 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (122 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (122 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (122 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (122 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (122 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (122 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 122 Visits: 702
Unfortunately I failed the 70-450 exam by one question. I've been taking some time off but am considering taking 70-450 one mroe time. I'm waffling a little because we're now ramping up on 2012 and BI, so I'm not positive what I'm going to do. I'd really like to get my MCITP but I do need to work on BI very soon. Being so close to passing 70-450 makes me want to try it once more. Good luck in your testing!

BTW, I've used a couple practice tests and MeasureUp seems closest to the real exam. I've used the practice tests from CBT Nuggets, and those were way too easy. I think if I had had the MeasureUp tests for 70-450 I would have passed. One of the things I like about the MeasureUp tests is in the answer section they give you links to the technet articles, which you really have to read and know to pass the MS test. I like CBT Nuggets for a broad overview of the technical topic but the practice tests were not as helpful as I'd like.
dan-572483
dan-572483
SSChasing Mays
SSChasing Mays (643 reputation)SSChasing Mays (643 reputation)SSChasing Mays (643 reputation)SSChasing Mays (643 reputation)SSChasing Mays (643 reputation)SSChasing Mays (643 reputation)SSChasing Mays (643 reputation)SSChasing Mays (643 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 643 Visits: 1958
I passed 70-457 a week ago. I have just received the Training Guide for 463 and will be using it to study for Part 2, along with the the 462 book which covers some areas in the published exam objectives.
Longlongagoxz
Longlongagoxz
Grasshopper
Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 17 Visits: 49
Elizabeth.Block (8/19/2013)
Unfortunately I failed the 70-450 exam by one question. I've been taking some time off but am considering taking 70-450 one mroe time. I'm waffling a little because we're now ramping up on 2012 and BI, so I'm not positive what I'm going to do. I'd really like to get my MCITP but I do need to work on BI very soon. Being so close to passing 70-450 makes me want to try it once more. Good luck in your testing!

BTW, I've used a couple practice tests and MeasureUp seems closest to the real exam. I've used the practice tests from CBT Nuggets, and those were way too easy. I think if I had had the MeasureUp tests for 70-450 I would have passed. One of the things I like about the MeasureUp tests is in the answer section they give you links to the technet articles, which you really have to read and know to pass the MS test. I like CBT Nuggets for a broad overview of the technical topic but the practice tests were not as helpful as I'd like.


I think 450 is easy because I have the programming experience. I used one week to prepare it. I used video course about it on http://www.cbtnuggets.com/ too. I think training book needs to spend more time to read, but I like the exam tips on the book.
Good luck!
Longlongagoxz
Longlongagoxz
Grasshopper
Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 17 Visits: 49
dan-572483 (8/19/2013)
I passed 70-457 a week ago. I have just received the Training Guide for 463 and will be using it to study for Part 2, along with the the 462 book which covers some areas in the published exam objectives.


I am also on the way. But till last night I just finished 200 pages on book 463, still have over 1000+pages of 2 books to read.That really makes me headache.
Even the things I know just turn over, but still need 1 week of reading. Those that wrote books never took this exam I think!
dan-572483
dan-572483
SSChasing Mays
SSChasing Mays (643 reputation)SSChasing Mays (643 reputation)SSChasing Mays (643 reputation)SSChasing Mays (643 reputation)SSChasing Mays (643 reputation)SSChasing Mays (643 reputation)SSChasing Mays (643 reputation)SSChasing Mays (643 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 643 Visits: 1958
Correct - the people who develop the exams don't talk to the people who write the training guides. Also, the training guides were publshed shortly after the books were relased, so the people writing the books didn't even take the exams first!! They do it that way on purpose. The Exam developers want you to have actual experience, and the Training Guides are about what to do to get the experience.
Longlongagoxz
Longlongagoxz
Grasshopper
Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)Grasshopper (17 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 17 Visits: 49
dan-572483 (8/19/2013)
Correct - the people who develop the exams don't talk to the people who write the training guides. Also, the training guides were publshed shortly after the books were relased, so the people writing the books didn't even take the exams first!! They do it that way on purpose. The Exam developers want you to have actual experience, and the Training Guides are about what to do to get the experience.


you are right. Theory and practice are totally different. Before I just used sql server 2008 bible. When I first time to prepare the exam and started to read training kit 2 months ago, I just thought I didn't know how to create tables even I did in the last 3 years!
Never believe all you read!
Go


Permissions

You can't post new topics.
You can't post topic replies.
You can't post new polls.
You can't post replies to polls.
You can't edit your own topics.
You can't delete your own topics.
You can't edit other topics.
You can't delete other topics.
You can't edit your own posts.
You can't edit other posts.
You can't delete your own posts.
You can't delete other posts.
You can't post events.
You can't edit your own events.
You can't edit other events.
You can't delete your own events.
You can't delete other events.
You can't send private messages.
You can't send emails.
You can read topics.
You can't vote in polls.
You can't upload attachments.
You can download attachments.
You can't post HTML code.
You can't edit HTML code.
You can't post IFCode.
You can't post JavaScript.
You can post emoticons.
You can't post or upload images.

Select a forum

































































































































































SQLServerCentral


Search