Monday, January 18, 2010

MCTS Exam 70-432 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 - Implementation and Maintenance

After 3 weeks of studying I finally did the SQL exam and now that is behind me. It was not an exam I wanted to take it was an exam I had to take so that Rue de Net would keep it's status with Microsoft and be able to continue to sell Dynamics NAV.

I started by reading Mike Hoteks Self-Paced Training Kit quite slowly, then I read it again, this time faster and this time I wrote down comments. Both times I did all the exam questions at the end of each chapter. When I was finished I did a few of the practice tests from the companion CD included with the book. All of these exams indicated that I needed 80% to pass, no matter how many I did I never passed - I failed all of them! I started to worry that Mike's book would not be enough for me. Anyways, it was too late so I just went...

I was very stressed when I went to take the exam but when I started the exam it started by telling me I only needed to get 70%, good news. I ended up with a score of 820 - I must have been quite lucky. Anyway I passed and it turned out that Mike's book was enough.