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  • Question

  • Hi guys,

    I'm a non-Microsoft DBA looking to add Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to my skill set.  Having spent time on the microsoft.com & google researching, I'm still thoroughly confused about how to go about this.

    Would be most grateful if someone could confirm if I'm on the right track here:

    I think I'm ultimately after MCITP DBA qualification.  It's expensive to learn in the classroom & time consuming to wait for 2 or 3 months for the next course in my area.  What are my other options?  I've looked at the distance learning type option but on the web site this just defaults to 'no courses in my area'?!  Huh?  Surely that's the point of distance learning.  I looked at the e-learning page but this doesn't seem to relate to the exams at all.  It's just a load of unrelated modules.

    I'm beginning to loose the plot with all of this.  If anybody could clarify i would be forever in your debt.

    Thank you! 
    snomad
    Tuesday, May 27, 2008 1:40 PM

Answers

  • If you are the type to learn well by reading books then this set is the one you might want to take a look at.

    http://www.amazon.com/Self-Paced-Training-70-431-70-443-70-444/dp/0735623775/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b

    I might also recommend examforce.net or Career Academy

    Here is Career Academy's Video on Demand class set for the MCITP: DBA
    http://www.careeracademy.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=187

    There are also BootCamp Style learning formats at places like Global Knowledge and The Training Camp both of which are accelerated into a one week format  for the fast paced learner.

    Stephen Charles Rea [MCT] askthemct.com
    • Marked as answer by .revEditor Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:02 PM
    Tuesday, May 27, 2008 2:09 PM
    Answerer

All replies

  • If you are the type to learn well by reading books then this set is the one you might want to take a look at.

    http://www.amazon.com/Self-Paced-Training-70-431-70-443-70-444/dp/0735623775/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b

    I might also recommend examforce.net or Career Academy

    Here is Career Academy's Video on Demand class set for the MCITP: DBA
    http://www.careeracademy.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=187

    There are also BootCamp Style learning formats at places like Global Knowledge and The Training Camp both of which are accelerated into a one week format  for the fast paced learner.

    Stephen Charles Rea [MCT] askthemct.com
    • Marked as answer by .revEditor Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:02 PM
    Tuesday, May 27, 2008 2:09 PM
    Answerer
  • Stephen, apologies for the delayed response but, thank you! I really appreciate the pointers.  :).
    snomad
    Thursday, June 5, 2008 9:16 PM