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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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    I am a newbie trying to get into the IT field and I was told getting a MTA certification will help me get a jump start in the database world. Do anyone have some good practice exams, as well as study guides, suggestions and/or notes that will help me with this process. Thank you
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    Hello Did you find any good material to study for the database portion of the MTA exam?
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    Cool thanks!

    Are you sure though? The reviews for that book are AWFUL.
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    Hey Valerie I just did my MTA 98-364 and did a summary/notes from the book that you are more then welcome to. I cannot send pms though as far as I know.
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    I am also planning to do MTA. Cellshade, is it possible for you to share your summary notes to us?
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    No issues at all. These were some quick notes/summary from the book for MTA 98-364. I used the book and I also used W3school's SQL section to go through all the syntax it was invaluable.

    Link to notes: https://goo.gl/2RbxFg

    They are pretty simple but they do touch on everything the book does and a bit more.
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    Newbie here replying to an old thread... don't ban me [IMG]file:///C:/Users/dohertyg/AppData/Local/Temp/2/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.gif[/IMG]

    I'm going to be sitting the 98-364 exam soon, working in IT 5 years with 3 years as App Support using SQL.

    Is using the Database Fundamentals videos on MS Virtual Academy enough to pass this exam for people with past experience?
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    I helped me, though reading the book helped me as well.
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    Thanks for the reply. Would you say you would have passed just using the MVA videos?
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    Bump on that ^

    Is the MVA tutorials enough to pass the 98-364 exam?
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    No it wouldn't have (for me).
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    Any recommendations scaredoftests what resources to use?
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