Passed the 70-461 exam today, step one on my goal for the MCSE: Business Intelligence. Man, that thing was way harder than the practice tests I took. I purchased the book “Training Kit (Exam 70-461) Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012” to study for the exam, and it comes with a CD with practice exams by MeasureUp. I had felt that the practice exams were a bit too easy to be really indicative of how the test should be, and I was correct in that belief. The exam questions were more involved and the answers much pickier, so the actual test was a challenge. I was quite glad to have passed it, I didn’t want to have to start over again. Lesson learned: for the next test, I will be studying a wide range of topics in great detail.
The book, by the way, is excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it — a sign I’m in the right field — and I’m sure I will continue to refer to it in my career. Well done, gentlemen.
On to the 70-463! (Saving the 70-462 for later, I am more of a developer and architect than a DBA).