Passed the 70-463 exam last week, making the Florida vacation that immediately followed that much nicer. Again, I found that a good amount of detail on a broad variety of topics was needed. I did like the training kit book: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012, but supplemental material from MSDN was needed as well. And again, enjoyed expanding my knowledge of an area I work in daily, so more confirmation that I’m in the right field.
Exam 70-462 (Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012) is next, due up in May. I hear that the training kit is not a good reference, but I’ll start there anyway. Hope to have that MCSA by the time summer is in full swing, which will make summer that much nicer too.