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I agree with what you guys are saying - if you manage your own development environment then knowing things like how the transaction log works is a good idea, so...
November 27, 2009 at 3:53 am
The errata for the blue MS Press book is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968609
The errata for the red Real MCTS book is http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9781597494205
November 20, 2009 at 7:01 am
Believe they're the only two available at the moment.
I've got copies of both of them. I prefer the red "Real MCTS" guide as it seems to have fewer errors in...
November 20, 2009 at 4:55 am
For SQL Server 2005 MCTS Implementation Maintenance (exam 70-431) covers both Administration and Developer material.
For SQL Server 2008 they have separated the material into two exams, one for Implementation (exam...
November 6, 2009 at 10:00 am
The blue MS Training Kit comes with an electronic version of the book. The red Real Prep Kit doesn't.
August 14, 2009 at 3:21 am
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July 27, 2009 at 3:51 pm
I guess I read only about 5 books a year, and one or two might be technical. I really should up this as I enjoy reading.
I still prefer to read...
July 24, 2009 at 2:14 am
The MCDBA was for SQL Server 2000, but it's a bit late to be doing that. The starting point now is an MCTS instead. Your options for your first exam...
July 14, 2009 at 9:38 am
I've been using http://www.amazon.co.uk/Real-MCTS-Server-2008-70-433/dp/1597494216/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1246958227&sr=8-5
I've read through it once already and it seems pretty good. Although it's called a prep kit, it doesn't come with a CD or anything,...
July 7, 2009 at 3:25 am
Thanks for the comment Steve. My intention was to read a couple other books before deciding which certification to go for, but now decided to go for the 70-433 qualification...
June 21, 2009 at 5:59 am
I've just bought a copy of this book and am in the process of reading it. My initial thoughts are as follows:-
* a few inconsistencies and spelling errors, but...
June 20, 2009 at 6:09 am
Interesting editorial. As someone looking for work (in the UK), I am looking mainly at http://www.reed.co.uk (which tells you the number of people who have applied),
May 11, 2009 at 5:04 am
The training kit for 70-431 has a long errata list - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920926/en-us
Personally, I think it will be easier to go for the 2008 MCTS exam as it's...
April 13, 2009 at 7:27 am
The only thing I can see is "The Real MCTS SQL Server 2008 Exam 70-432 Prep Kit" by Mark Horninger, but it's not due out until 22nd May.
April 7, 2009 at 4:22 am
I've read through the book now. Apart from the issues already mentioned, I've found it a bit inconsistent in it's presentation and the chapters could be in a better order...
March 25, 2009 at 6:30 am