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  • I am wondering if someone can share his experience of using SelfTest or Transcender software for exam 70-433.

    Self Test is cheaper than Transcender but has slightly less questions.

    I have also come across Plural sight website for 70-433 exam training but don't know how good is it.

    • Edited by MUAR Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:55 PM
    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:54 PM

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  • Hi.

    Transcender and SelfTest are owned by the same company, Kaplan Learning - although they didn't used to be.

    Please know that their products shares the same Q & As. I asked someone at Transcender and that is what they told me. You just pay a little more for a few more practice questions from Transcender.

    MeasureUp is another practice test provider. Here are their 70-433 materials: http://www.measureup.com/Search.aspx?k=70-433

    Lately, I have seen more errors in the Kaplan products but that is just my opinion base on my experiences.

    I was impressed by the PluralSight training and have heard good things about it.

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 4:03 PM
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  • Hi.

    Transcender and SelfTest are owned by the same company, Kaplan Learning - although they didn't used to be.

    Please know that their products shares the same Q & As. I asked someone at Transcender and that is what they told me. You just pay a little more for a few more practice questions from Transcender.

    MeasureUp is another practice test provider. Here are their 70-433 materials: http://www.measureup.com/Search.aspx?k=70-433

    Lately, I have seen more errors in the Kaplan products but that is just my opinion base on my experiences.

    I was impressed by the PluralSight training and have heard good things about it.

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 4:03 PM
    Answerer
  • I have heard that MeasureUP questions are same as compare to the ones come with 70-433 Microsoft book cd. Is it true?
    Friday, December 13, 2013 4:00 PM
  • Hi.

    I haven't heard that. I can only assume that the questions are similar because they follow the same exam topics but are not identical. It would be a major copyright infringement between MeasureUp and O'Reilly/MSPress if the Q&As were the same.

    The reader reviews (an excellent source of study guide feedback) on the US Amazon site state that the 200 practice questions were harder than the real exam and included topics not covered in the book. As well, people recommended that testers should instead purchase a practice exam from Transcender, MeasureUp, or SelfTest. Other people said that the book itself contained everything they needed to pass the exam.

    Check out the reviews yourself: http://www.amazon.com/MCTS-Self-Paced-Training-Exam-70-433/product-reviews/0735626391

    The comment on this forum page is wrong: http://www.sqlteam.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=150290

    The practice test that comes with the book is not a MeasureUp product.

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson


    Friday, December 13, 2013 5:26 PM
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  • The comment on this forum page is wrong: http://www.sqlteam.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=150290

     Davin you got me :) Thanks
    Saturday, December 14, 2013 9:46 PM