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  • Hello,

    I am about to start studying for the upgrade to SQ Lserver 2008 exam 70-453. i completed my MCITP SQL server 2005 cert last year.

    I have read a few forums on the topic, and some have suggested reading the free ebook entitled "Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008" (not to be confused with "Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2")

    Microsoft and other sites link the book here:- http://csna01.libredigital.com/?urss1q2we6

    I cannot access this link without receiving errors. (possibly firewall related)

    I have successfully found the 2008 (R2) free ebook however i need the 2008 book to read for the 70-453 exam.

    Could somebody please either send me the .pdf file (i will provide email) or send me a link that works?

    Alternatively, will the R2 book suffice for my 70-453 studies? are there SQL 2008 features that are not repeated in the writings of the R2 book?


    Any other tips fro exam 70-453 are welcomed.




    Thursday, January 27, 2011 1:09 AM


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  • The book is linked here:

    But if you follow the link, which points to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=189147, it actually downloads the R2 version instead of the original book depicted on that page. I suspect that the original book has been superseded, and the free download only applies to the latest version.

    I have taken a look at the book, and it seems to concentrate on "what's new in the R2 version", so I'm afraid that it won't be terribly useful for your goal of preparing 70-453.

    I suggest that you consider the Self-Paced Training Kit for 70-432, which should cover the knowledge that you require for the TS part of the 70-453 upgrade exam:




    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Friday, March 4, 2011 2:52 PM
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 7:08 AM
  • Thanks for your assistance Alberto,

    I am wonderng how i would important the ebook is to learning the ropes with SQL 2008.. i have a bout 20 webcasts to watch and i will be playing with the application itself quite a bit... as well as reviewing my SQL2005 DBA notes

    I am hesitant to buy the 70-432 book as it covers material that i already know quite well having just completed 1 year of intensive SQL05 self study.... i have a slighlty superfluous study method and i would prefer to concentrate on the diferences with SQL08 and review my notes from the 05 exams for the 70-453.... mainly because after 70-453 upgrade i plan to do the two SQL08 DEV exams also before the end of the year so my time is a little limited.

    Surely someone has a copy of the 'introducing microsoft SQLServer 2008' ebook lying around???????


    Monday, January 31, 2011 2:41 AM
  • i have Introducing SQL Server 2008  book if any body need it please give me a sms at +919911642630 with your email. i will sent you this book...
    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 7:19 AM