Passed final MCSD Exam!

Passed final MCSD Exam!

Post by VGhlRG9va2 » Fri, 13 May 2005 21:52:04


Took last exam 70-300 and passed easily. I am now MCSD.Net, finally. I am
now thinking about getting the MCDBA because it only requires 2 more test and
we do application DBA work at our job. Anyone have any comments on the test
for SQL Server Administration?
 
 
 

Passed final MCSD Exam!

Post by G.V. » Fri, 13 May 2005 22:36:39

Hi,

How long did you study for 70-300, what information sources did you use?
How long does it take to clear this exam?

thank you,
G.V.



: Took last exam 70-300 and passed easily. I am now MCSD.Net, finally. I
am
: now thinking about getting the MCDBA because it only requires 2 more test
and
: we do application DBA work at our job. Anyone have any comments on the
test
: for SQL Server Administration?

 
 
 

Passed final MCSD Exam!

Post by VGhlRG9va2 » Fri, 13 May 2005 22:56:07

I only studied for 2 weeks. I ordered some archive courseware for the 2710
class. I also received the book and read through that. In addition I
practiced several case studies that were provided by the courseware. I think
the most important thing is to learn how to take a case study exam, which is
very different from the technical exams (the other 4 vb.net, asp.net, sql
server 2000, and web services). I also have actively worked extensively on
.Net projects for over 2 years, so experience will determine how much study
time is required.
 
 
 

Passed final MCSD Exam!

Post by VGhlRG9va2 » Fri, 13 May 2005 22:59:25

By the way the exam has 3 case studies with 30 questions. I think you have
about 1 hour and 45 minutes.
 
 
 

Passed final MCSD Exam!

Post by G.V. » Fri, 13 May 2005 23:36:02

Thanks!

I'll try to take this exam at the end of this month, if I am not too lazy :)

G.V.



:I only studied for 2 weeks. I ordered some archive courseware for the 2710
: class. I also received the book and read through that. In addition I
: practiced several case studies that were provided by the courseware. I
think
: the most important thing is to learn how to take a case study exam, which
is
: very different from the technical exams (the other 4 vb.net, asp.net, sql
: server 2000, and web services). I also have actively worked extensively
on
: .Net projects for over 2 years, so experience will determine how much
study
: time is required.
:

:
: > Hi,
: >
: > How long did you study for 70-300, what information sources did you use?
: > How long does it take to clear this exam?
: >
: > thank you,
: > G.V.
: >


: > : Took last exam 70-300 and passed easily. I am now MCSD.Net, finally.
I
: > am
: > : now thinking about getting the MCDBA because it only requires 2 more
test
: > and
: > : we do application DBA work at our job. Anyone have any comments on
the
: > test
: > : for SQL Server Administration?
: >
: >
 
 
 

Passed final MCSD Exam!

Post by DST » Sat, 14 May 2005 09:33:59

Congrats TheDookieMan!

I'm MCSD .NET, MCDBA SQL 2000 and MCSA Windows 2003.

MCSE/Security is my goal after getting MCSD. I selected my exams to get
MCDBA "as a side-effect". I worked a lot with MS-SQL server when
developing a back-office application for a travel agency.

Did 70-305, 70-306, 70-310, 70-229 and 70-300 for MCSD.
Did 70-228 and 70-290 for MCDBA.

Since you're also doing DBA work at your job, 70-228 wont be too
difficult, it's the same difficulty as 70-229.

If you're not familiar with installing and managing Windows 2003,
70-290 will be more challenging. But if MCDBA is your only goal (not
going for MCSA/MCSE afterwards), I think you could also take the
equivalent of 70-290 for Windows 2000. I hear it's less challenging
than 70-290.

Didier
 
 
 

Passed final MCSD Exam!

Post by DST » Sat, 14 May 2005 09:46:42

G.V.,

70-300 was the exam for which the MS Press & Exam Cram 2 book prepared
me the least.
Almost no questions about the MS methodology (MSF) you learn in those
books, but a lot of questions you can answer by closely reading the
case study.
I could answer many questions relying on my experience working in
software development projects.
Be sure to brush up your knowledge of ERD, ORM, UML and DB
normalization.

Didier