I passed the 70-461 on Wednesday and am pretty keen to move onto 70-463.
I'm from a data warehousing background so I should be comfortable with the 70-463 subject matter. However I have some questions that maybe someone can answer:
I found the 70-461 book to be really good for helping me to pass the exam but I'm hearing terrible things about the 463 book. Reviews refer to topics being covered badly, errors all over the place, code samples that don't work. Has anyone read the book yet and what did they think?
I work for a consultancy and am stuck on a very long running data warehousing project that uses SQL Server 2008. I'm experienced in Data Warehousing, SSIS and SSAS. I do not have day to day practical experience of SQL 2012 (yeah I know, I know!). How much has changed in terms of SSIS and SSAS between 2008 and 2012? Will much of the 2008 stuff I know be applicable for 2012?
Once I start studying the answer to Question 2 will be answered I guess but I thought I'd ask anyway while I'm here. Question 1 is really important to me though - Is the book a waste time and I need to buy something else instead?