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Hi Guys..
I would like to prepare for some MS certification on SQL Server Administration. Any guidance on what certification,how to start,when to apply for exam,books to read etc… Thanks!
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Hi Reddy Even i am gonna appear MCDBA …it wud be really nice of u, if u plz help me when u have some resources and well i definately will help u when i have some… rite now i know of a site called
cramsession.com from where i downloaded a few free study guides for MCDBA …i guess we can go thru that…
i got another site named cbtnuggets.com …i can find a few free on screen training vidoes …they few but yet i guess a gud start… Regards
I wud like to buys some books to start my preparation for MCDBA, can any one pls suggest me few books which are really useful for my preparation. Thanks!
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Refer : http://vyaskn.tripod.com/top_15_sql_server_books.htm
HTH Regards Hemantgiri S. Goswami
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"Humans don’t have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" – by Hemantgiri Goswami

You might want to check this out first:<a target="_blank" href=http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/default.asp>http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/default.asp</a> and then come back with more specified questions. [<img src=’/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif’ alt=’:)‘ />]<br /><br />–<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
I’d start with BOL (it’s free) and if you really MUST purchase a book, Inside SQL Server (good for SQL Server internals). The Administrator’s Pocket Reference is little more than BOL in a printed format. The only time I find the Sam’s "learn this in this many days" books helpful is when I have NO experience with a product and I need to get familiar with very BASIC functionality quickly. I doubt they will help you with your certification quest.
Hi all,<br /><br />as i have said in my previous responses to simillar kind of questions, please do have a look at EXAM GUIDE first, then you start looking for BOOKS, as SQL ADMIN is a topics where you can find lots of BOOKS, but you need to know what topic exactly you must prepare for the EXAM, so i suggest first<a target="_blank" href=http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcdba/requirements.asp>http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcdba/requirements.asp</a> for MCDBA certification<br />or<a target="_blank" href=http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-228.asp>http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-228.asp</a> for the ADMIN exam only<br /><br />Good Luck[<img src=’/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif’ alt=’:)‘ />]<br /><br />AKTHAR DILMOHAMUD<br />65 BENARES ST<br />PORT LOUIS<br />MAURITIUS
well i wud like to add a few more to this list www.cramsession.com
www.pass-guaranteed.com hope this helps here Regards
I bought an account for Books24X7.com, looks like there is lots of stuff in there. Thanks!
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i read all posts of this topic and i would also like to share a http://www.testking.net?hop=sul&cat=testking-70-228as i checked it N passed my exams


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