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10 Sections on VCE MCTS SQL Server 2008 Exam 70-433 RRS feed

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  • While i am practising with VCE, I have found it is referencing about 10 sections, but in all the books and forums always talk about 7 sections. What are these 10 sections? 
    In the official link for the exam http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-433&locale=en-us#tab2 describes about 7 skills or sections, but on

    on the practice test software  Visual CertExam Manager provide answers referencing 10 sections. This show answer option at VCE is not helping me much as i have not idea what section it is referencing. I could not find the list of these 10 sections anywhere

    Sunday, February 26, 2012 1:02 PM

Answers

  • Hi Jobayer,

    You should always use the Skills Measured tab for the appropriate exam at microsoft.com/learning as your official guide for the objectives covered by any Microsoft exam.  There are indeed 7 objective groups for this exam.  Microsoft may add or remove questions to the live pool of questions for an exam at any time. They generally do not change the actual objectives for an exam.

    I would suggest to you that the Visual CertExam products may be less than reputable. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer I take a lot of Microsoft exams.  I have always found practice exams from MeasureUp and Kaplan IT (SelfTest Software and Transcender) to be very reputable and helpful as I prepared for developer focused exams.  Here are some URL's for their 70-433 offerings:

    The following URL is for MeasureUp:

    http://www.measureup.com/70-433-TS-Microsoft-SQL-Server-2008-Database-Development-P594.aspx

    The following two URL's are for practice tests by two companies owned by Kaplan IT. The content may be very similar on both.

    http://www.selftestsoftware.com/certtestprep/practice-test/microsoft/70-433.kap

    http://www.transcender.com/practice-exam/microsoft/70-433.kap

    Good luck studying for your exam!

    If you found this post helpful, please vote it as helfpul and mark the post as a proposed answer. Thanks,

    Mike Corkery, MCT, MCITP, MCPD, MCDBA, MCSD, MCAD, MCP, etc.

    You might want to consider using the Microsoft Press training kit book for the exam to help you study.  I used it when I studied for this exam. I found that it did a great job of covering the skills measured by the exam.  Here is a link:

    http://www.amazon.com/MCTS-Self-Paced-Training-Exam-70-433/dp/0735626391/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330274724&sr=8-1

    • Proposed as answer by Mr. Wharty Sunday, February 26, 2012 10:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jobayer Monday, February 27, 2012 9:00 PM
    Sunday, February 26, 2012 4:50 PM
  • In general, each author of a practice test can build up a structure he likes. That can be the structur, Microsoft did for their exam or they can choose to build their own structure.

    With freely available practice tests comming from a community, I also made the experience that they are really poor and full of errors. I would not recommend to use them at all. (Or if you decide to really use them: Do not just klick through them - edit them and for each questions write a clear comment containing the reason why one answer is correct and then write reasons what the other questions are doing and why that is wrong. And don't forget to add usefull links (e.g. to MSDN) where you check multiple pages, read everything and then decide which are best for someone who needs to learn the topic. And do not share such an modified exam for 2 reasons: 1st: You could get in trouble because you do not know the souce (e.g. copyright and if it is a braindump and a questions is also part of the real exam, you could get a lot of trouble from Microsoft!) and you should not take this chance from others to do the same!

    Maybe I was wrong, but at least I understood your question in a way that you got some braindumps somewhere.

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    • Marked as answer by Jobayer Monday, February 27, 2012 9:00 PM
    Monday, February 27, 2012 8:56 AM
    Answerer

All replies

  • Hi jobayer,

    can you post new 3 Section of Visual CertExam ?

    So Expert give you opinion on that 3 new Section.

    Regards

    Jiya

    Sunday, February 26, 2012 1:17 PM
  • Hi Jobayer,

    You should always use the Skills Measured tab for the appropriate exam at microsoft.com/learning as your official guide for the objectives covered by any Microsoft exam.  There are indeed 7 objective groups for this exam.  Microsoft may add or remove questions to the live pool of questions for an exam at any time. They generally do not change the actual objectives for an exam.

    I would suggest to you that the Visual CertExam products may be less than reputable. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer I take a lot of Microsoft exams.  I have always found practice exams from MeasureUp and Kaplan IT (SelfTest Software and Transcender) to be very reputable and helpful as I prepared for developer focused exams.  Here are some URL's for their 70-433 offerings:

    The following URL is for MeasureUp:

    http://www.measureup.com/70-433-TS-Microsoft-SQL-Server-2008-Database-Development-P594.aspx

    The following two URL's are for practice tests by two companies owned by Kaplan IT. The content may be very similar on both.

    http://www.selftestsoftware.com/certtestprep/practice-test/microsoft/70-433.kap

    http://www.transcender.com/practice-exam/microsoft/70-433.kap

    Good luck studying for your exam!

    If you found this post helpful, please vote it as helfpul and mark the post as a proposed answer. Thanks,

    Mike Corkery, MCT, MCITP, MCPD, MCDBA, MCSD, MCAD, MCP, etc.

    You might want to consider using the Microsoft Press training kit book for the exam to help you study.  I used it when I studied for this exam. I found that it did a great job of covering the skills measured by the exam.  Here is a link:

    http://www.amazon.com/MCTS-Self-Paced-Training-Exam-70-433/dp/0735626391/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330274724&sr=8-1

    • Proposed as answer by Mr. Wharty Sunday, February 26, 2012 10:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jobayer Monday, February 27, 2012 9:00 PM
    Sunday, February 26, 2012 4:50 PM
  • In general, each author of a practice test can build up a structure he likes. That can be the structur, Microsoft did for their exam or they can choose to build their own structure.

    With freely available practice tests comming from a community, I also made the experience that they are really poor and full of errors. I would not recommend to use them at all. (Or if you decide to really use them: Do not just klick through them - edit them and for each questions write a clear comment containing the reason why one answer is correct and then write reasons what the other questions are doing and why that is wrong. And don't forget to add usefull links (e.g. to MSDN) where you check multiple pages, read everything and then decide which are best for someone who needs to learn the topic. And do not share such an modified exam for 2 reasons: 1st: You could get in trouble because you do not know the souce (e.g. copyright and if it is a braindump and a questions is also part of the real exam, you could get a lot of trouble from Microsoft!) and you should not take this chance from others to do the same!

    Maybe I was wrong, but at least I understood your question in a way that you got some braindumps somewhere.

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    • Marked as answer by Jobayer Monday, February 27, 2012 9:00 PM
    Monday, February 27, 2012 8:56 AM
    Answerer