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Advice on how to correctly prepare for 70-466 RRS feed

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  • Dear ladies and gentlemen,

    I have decided to earn a MCSE BI certification; although since the exams for SQL Server 2012 are still in beta and that no official books are available I am seeking your help in order to gather a nice and complete resources set that would help me cover the whole topics before going to take the exam.

    The first exam I am about to prepare is; as stated in the title; the 70-466 aka:Implementing Data models and reports with SQL Server 2012

    Could you please point me to the right resource I could leverage in order to go through the whole scope of this certification?

    Thanks so much for your input

    Myloud


    Miloud Bel.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9:42 AM

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  • What I do is use the skills measured in an exam and then research content using SQL Server Books Online (BOL), blogs and technical articles

    Skills Measured: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-466#tab2

    BOL: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms130214.aspx

    Blogs: http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/

    Technical Articles: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/learning-center.aspx


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    • Edited by Mr. Wharty Wednesday, June 6, 2012 10:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by Myloud Wednesday, June 6, 2012 2:34 PM
    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9:44 AM
  • Thanks for the hint dear.

    This means there are yet no let's call it centralized resources for SQL2012. Gotcha

    Miloud Bel.


    Miloud Bel.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9:47 AM
  • Thanks for the hint dear.

    This means there are yet no let's call it centralized resources for SQL2012. Gotcha

    Miloud Bel.


    Miloud Bel.

    What do you mean by this?  You can't get more centralized than content (links) provided by Microsoft.

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    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9:49 AM
  • Meaning a centralized resource that for instance goes through Tabular (from beginning to the end), then another one that goes through SSAS 2012/..etc

    I am just looking for comfort in order not to lose time looking for documentation and exploit my free time at the utmost level to master the topic and therefore get certified asap :)


    Miloud Bel.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9:59 AM
  • Ow I have got another question though, I am going to start with 70-466 and the microsoft certification page http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-466 does not talk about any required previous exam to gain access to this one.

    Although I am wondering, is the MCSA implicitly required?


    Miloud Bel.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 10:03 AM
  • As the SQL Server 2012 exams are still in beta, no MS Press Kits have been released.  It's also unlikely that these kits will be released in the next 3-6 months.


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    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 10:04 AM
  • There are no prerequisites for this exam i.e. there are no other exams you need to pass to do this exam.

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    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
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    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 10:06 AM
  • Wonderful Mr Wharty thank you so much :)

    Miloud Bel.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 10:07 AM