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Transcender for 70-461

Discussion in 'SQL Exams' started by chicola, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. chicola

    chicola Bit Poster

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    Hi,

    Is the Transcender exam software any good for the 70-461 exam or is their a better test suite to use as a study aid?
     
  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Transcender used to be known as a decent test provider although I haven't used them for a number of years now.

    I would also look at the Microsoft recommended test - http://www.mindhub.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MU-70-461_P
     
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  3. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Microsoft use MeasureUp, they are ok, you'll need to know more than the MeasureUp test to pass.
     
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    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Another one for MeasureUp. I too lose track of who's good these days, and a search can bring up some horrific cheating losers, so I have gravitated toward them as they are on the MS website
     
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  5. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    yeah I have also used MeasureUp for the 2008 exams. Well worth it.
     
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  6. chicola

    chicola Bit Poster

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    Can anyone comment on Transcender as I am looking for something that will cover everything I need to pass? If Measure Up doesn't do this then it probably isn't worth me buying it.
     
  7. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Simulators are not great for training or learning, they are supposed to be used for last minute revision.

    If you're relying on a simulator to cover everything you're already in trouble and probably doing it wrong.

    What I advise is :-

    1. Read one or more books, probably more than one in this case.
    2. Practise with a lab or software or hardware.
    In this case install SQL Server, create a DB, write a load of queries. Run queries against Northwind and Pubs, etc. Basically learn SQL and SQL server.
    3. Take the exam
     
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    I disagree that simulators are not a good learning tool. Although I do agree that the primary form of learning should be done from a book/labbing.

    In my experience transcender exams are excellent and I highly recommend them. I've used Boson and had trials of a couple of others, but transcender's answer explanations are very detailed and provide link to technet/various other articles for further learning. Transcender also has a 'flashcard app' included with the simulator. Many of the flashcards include information not included in the exam questions and is also very, very handy for retaining information. In case you're wondering I used it for Network+ and I'm currently using it for 70-680. I wouldn't use anything else unless they had a flashcard app and was significantly cheaper.
     
  9. chicola

    chicola Bit Poster

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    This is rubbish, I have passed many, many certs by using exam simulations.

    I look at the questions and then I find out what I need to know based on the question and responses and then I study the areas which have been brought up by referring to the book, online blogs and the labs I have created.

    Already doing this, you've just made the assumption that I'm not.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2015

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