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    Default Exam 98-364: MTA: Database Fundamentals-- Best Study Guide??

    Hi all,
    I am thinking about transitioning from a Systems Administrator (General IT Guy) to a SQL Career. I deal with SQL a lot with this current job so I have the environment and the potential work experience when I get to that point. Right now I just use the tech support.

    1) What is the best study material for the MTA exam? I realllllly dont want to spend 1K for CBT Nuggets


    2) What are your thoughts on the career change? I am hoping it will pay more.
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    I'm not sure what the best study material is, but Microsoft Virtual Academy has a course on Database Fundamentals. You can also get 3 months of PluralSight through the Visual Studio Dev Essentials. Either one should be good. After that, I would pursue the MCSA in SQL Server.

    I was a DBA for a while, and I really miss it. You can definitely expect more money in the long run compared to Systems Administration.
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    Is a DBA the most common job for SQL guys? Also is the cert you think I should be going for if I want to dive into SQL?

    Thanks!

    Also what did you miss about it?
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    The official material is best for this course. I have taken this exam.
    https://www.amazon.com/Exam-98-364-D...eywords=98-364
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    Cool thanks!

    Are you sure though? The reviews for that book are AWFUL.
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