Has anyone used Transcender for 70-464? Was it good?
Hello... Just took, and failed by a wide margin, 70-464, having prepared for it -- for 25 years as a SQL developer, not a DBA, and for the last month assiduously studying the "official" Microsoft test prep, MindHub -- the ones who appear on the MS Learning page. Their practice test questions represented a very narrow subset of the actual test. Just wondering if Transcender is any better. It USED to be (>10 years ago) that Transcender provided a veritable carbon-copy of the exam, and if you had it down, you were set. Is that still the case? Thanks!
I have used various Transcender products over the years. The most recent ones were 70-457 and 70-458 for transitioning SQL Server 2008 cert to 2012/2014. I have always found them almost *too* much like the actual exams. I have never looked specifically at the Transcender material for 70-464, but I would expect it to be pretty accurate and useful for exam preparation. Regardless of which exam prep material you use, I strongly recommend downloading SQL Server Developer Edition (free [here]), installing it somewhere (directly on local machine, local VM, or cloud VM), and experimenting. It's a full Enterprise Edition with license restrictions for development and testing, so you can play around with anything that might be covered on the exam. Good luck next try passing your exam. :) :