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What are best recommended books to prepare for the Exams 70-461, 70-462, and 70-463?

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You can get the Training Kit in Paperback volume for each of the exams mentioned. These editions are published by Microsoft. Check one of the links at the [Amazon Website][1] [1]: http://www.amazon.com/Training-Kit-Exam-70-461-Microsoft/dp/0735666059
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Thanks I have gotten one and will get the rest as I prepare.
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I have so far only used Books Online, blogs and tutorials online to prepare for exams. Plus of course daily work with different aspects of SQL Server. But I have on the other hand never really found it crucial to pass an exam. I've used exams to check if I'm up to date on my skills. Passing the exam has not been a goal on its own.
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The [MCM Reading list][1] is going to provide a pretty good foundation for anything you need in SQL Server. [1]: http://www.amazon.com/SQL-MCM-Reading-List/lm/R2Z5FLN2U6W9XA
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I would also recommend the training kit books, but I felt a little short changed by them - the *official* practice exams and all of the explanation & links out to technet etc ... were an essential supplement.
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I agree... they seemed to have far more "More Info" links then before. Almost an advertisement for Books Online more than a training resource at times :)
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