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SQL Server Certification

Hi All, I want to give certification for SQL Server 2008 ( **Paper Code : 70-432** ). Can any one tell that here also the simulation type Question come as it come in 70-431 paper.
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I'm taking the karma hit to vote this down, something I very rarely do. You've just posted your name and email address with a request to cheat. If a reasonably smart person does a search on your name or contact info they may find this and your chance at that job are now gone. I'd suggest editing the post to remove your email address.
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and, a week later, the edit has been made. Now, are any of you lovely moderators feeling in a sufficiently BOFH-esque mood to reinstate his original question?
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So am I, Grant, so am I...
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Håkan Winther answered
Don't take shortcuts, it may turn out to be a detour. Learn The Hard way to make sure The knowledge stays.
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Try Microsoft Press book, Have case scenarios, practice & sample questions.
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There are at least a handful of excellent books to buy that covers the topic.
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But atleast it will give some idea about the paper patern
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+10 to cyborg
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Another +1 to Cyborg. It's what I'm using to supplement my own knowledge and experience.
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To add to the other answers, if you are caught using braindumps you can have your certification revoked and a lifetime ban on retaking the exams. It is not worth it and also doesn't prove you have learned the subject, just the answers. Learn by practicing with all the technologies and reading the exam prep books. Books online is a great **free** resource for learning too.
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True... but the exams don't go into that detail either. I agree the BOL is not the complete reference for all things developer per se but it will get you to a pretty knowledgeable level. If you've "read" BOL then you at least know where to start and then you can articulate better searches for more :)
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BOL - has almost everything but people forget about it all the time.
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But some topics are not explained in detail in BOL, like how to make good use of DMV:s, extended events, notifications etc.
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As an ex-manager, responsible for hiring IT staff, I'm always suspicious of candidates who have certifications without relevant experience to back it up.
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I have over 30 Microsoft certifications so will say a couple things: I have never been awarded more in terms of salary from them--that all that comes from experience and proven ability. The certs have helped me to be considered over other applicants, but not for what you might think. It is not the supposed mastery of different technologies but rather that many firms require a certain number of MCSDs etc on staff in order to retain their Microsoft Gold partner status and thus receive discounts on software and services. In addition, as a consultant, they like being able to showcase this partnership and certs to clients. So, yes money rules the day once again. I use certs as a milestone in my studying and they force me to look at technologies that I may not have been exposed to, and at a minimum, I am covering what Microsoft recommends I should know (of course we all know in the real world it is much more) but in that sense I think certifications are a good thing. Finally, I will say that the ability to think on your feet and be resourceful--to solve problems quickly using best practices, is much more valuable than certs but also more difficult for the interviewer to discern.
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When I hire someone i don't even look At certifications, i always look At experience. Its like rpg games, if you have gained à lot of experience points, you have proven that you can survive in à tough environment with other beasts just waiting to eat you alive.
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While I share that suspicion now that I am a manager myself, let me point out that sometimes it is legitimate. I personally got my certifications because I was making a career change from the military to programming. Also, while many managers are rightfully suspicious of them, they can open doors that would otherwise be closed (especially in government or large corporations.). They did for me.
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I just received a message that I don't have enough rep to edit my own comment /:(
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@Scot - Shame you don't get a rep enhancement from comments...
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I want to suggest to make sure you have enough knowledge about SQL Sever before you take the Implementation and Maintenace 70-432.
I took that exam last 9 months ago, it took me nearly 4 months to read the relevant books and also need to add my experience helped me to take that exam. To be honest with you, nearly 50% of experience are coming from BOL, Forum. [SQL Server Central][1], [Ask SQL Server Central][2], Etc.. those web sites are really helpful.
I believed that some company are looking for someone who has a Certificate but experience is more important in the real life.
It might help you to just pass the exam if someone gave you a exam paper but it can't help you in real life (Daily DBA work).
Good Luck with your exam. [1]: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/ [2]: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/ [3]: http://ask.sqlservercentral.com/ [4]: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/
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Next time you get on a plane, ask yourself whether you would prefer to have your pilot be someone who spent hours and hours of training over the course of months and years or would you trust yourself with someone who read a few books and played on a flight sim a couple of times...? Get involved with SQL Server, learn how it works by using it, developing it and fixing it. A lot more people will trust you that way.
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Nice analogy, @Fatherjack!
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Ooh, excellent!
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yeah, came to me in a moment of inspiration!
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Bwu-ha-ha-ha!
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First of all i want to thank you all, I know just clearing the Certification will not incease my knowledge. From last continious 3 month i trying to get the knowledge from different site and book to crack my exam. i beleve that knowledge is more important than any certification. i have one doubt that weather the simulation type Question come in this exam or not as it came in 70-431 exam. if any one have given this exam ,please tell me weather it come or not.
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