+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. Achieve excellence daily
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    1,342

    Certifications
    CISSP
    #1

    Default 70-432 MCTS Implementation and Maintenance

    Guys that are studying for this / have studied and taken this test - what material did you use? I have the 'Training Kit' from Mike Hotek and am finding it to be as bad as Amazon reviews say. I also have the orange SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed book but have not tried reading it yet. Are there any other study materials that are recommended?

    Thanks!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  2. SS -->
  3. Senior Member amcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Circle City
    Posts
    214

    Certifications
    CISSP, C|EH, C|HFI, SAFe Practitioner, ITILF, OCP Java SE 6, MCTS SQL Server 2008, A+
    #2
    I used that same Microsoft Press book to study for 70-432. As a matter of fact, I posted one of those reviews ("Solid test engine, but book needs editing"). The material in this book is barely adequate. The book also has a lot of errors (especially chapter 1, which is sad).

    Take a look at Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Administration: Real-World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-432 and 70-450) (Amazon.com: SQL Server 2008 Administration: Real-World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-432 and 70-450) (9780470554203): Tom Carpenter: Books). It really is the best certification preparation book out there for 70-432 (and one of the only ones for 70-450), which isn't saying much. The material is much more complete and accurate than Microsoft Press, but it's not perfect. For one, some of the exercises and examples take some figuring out.

    Feel free to keep the SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed as a supplemental reference. I highly advise you drop the Microsoft Press book like it's hot!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  4. Achieve excellence daily
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    1,342

    Certifications
    CISSP
    #3
    Thank you!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  5. Senior Member amcnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Circle City
    Posts
    214

    Certifications
    CISSP, C|EH, C|HFI, SAFe Practitioner, ITILF, OCP Java SE 6, MCTS SQL Server 2008, A+
    #4
    Not a problem

    You can also visit MCITP: DBA 2008 Resources for more resources.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  6. Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Lithuania-Vilnius
    Posts
    74

    Certifications
    MCTS: 70-680, 70-685, 70-432
    #5
    I've passed the exam just yesterday. From the 4th try
    Material used - Microsoft 70-432 Self-Paced training kit; Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Administration: Real-World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-432 and 70-450); SQL Server 2008 Administrator's pocket consultant. Not one book was enough alone to pass. I had to combined and cross check with msdn or technet details.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  7. Junior Member Registered Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1

    Certifications
    70-432
    #6

    Default BOL - another great resource

    Many folks overlook the books online, but I used this to study for the 70-432 and it helped quite a bit. I also recommend getting a test software, either Transcender or similar...and study, study, study at least an hour a day. Hope that helps!

    (by the way, I just passed my 70-432 last week on the first try)
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  8. Achieve excellence daily
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    1,342

    Certifications
    CISSP
    #7
    Thanks guys
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  9. Senior Member Zorodzai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Africa
    Posts
    323

    Certifications
    A+,N+,OCA MySQL, ITIL-F (2012),MCTS: SQL 2008 DB Dev.
    #8
    @derek7 - How long did it take you to study for the 70-432 ?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

+ Reply to Thread

Social Networking & Bookmarks