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Newbie - 70-431

Discussion in 'SQL Exams' started by Chris-t, Nov 30, 2008.

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  1. Chris-t

    Chris-t New Member

    Hi I have recently started my study for SQL server 2005 Implementation and maintenance.

    I have Comptia A+, 70-721 and 70-727 under my belt and I have now moved onto SQL Server.

    After reading some of the Microsoft book it is apparent that this is a big step up I have no previous experience, and at the start of the book it says: We assume you have working knowledge of relational databases and their design, Transact SQL and SQl server 2005 client tools.

    Little bit scary considering I dont.

    So my question is does any one know of any good books that i can read that will hopefully get me to the position needed to start the Microsoft book.

    Regards, Chris
  2. Chris-t

    Chris-t New Member

    * 70-271 & 70-272 (mistake)
  3. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    As you have no experience why don't you start with entry level SQL/DB certs like the MySQL CMA cert? It is aimed at entry level DBA's.

    Certifications: CITP, PGDip, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: MSc in Tech Management
  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    Also - there is a personal edition of SQL server 2005 available for free from Microsoft. If you install that at least you will begin to get some hands-on experience.

    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+

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