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MCDBA - Here I come!

Well, I took the SQL Server Administration Exam (70-228) and passed with a score of 757 yesterday. It was my first MS Exam so I was a little nervous.

Next up: SQL Server Development (70-229), then C# Web Applications (70-315) and finally Windows 2000 Server Administration (70-215). If all goes as planned, I'll get these completed within a couple of months.

I'm more of a developer than administrator so I found the exam to be fairly difficult. I figured if I could survive my weakest subject on the first outing then it should be downhill after that. We'll see!

It's been a long time since college, but I actually kind of enjoyed the studying and have learned a lot I hope to apply in my job.

If anybody has any words of wisdom for studying or have opinions about whether I'm wasting my time, feel free to reply.


Legacy Comments

Louis Davidson
re: MCDBA - Here I come!
"It's been a long time since college, but I actually kind of enjoyed the studying"

This is scary! I never like studying. As for whether you are wasting your time, I don't think that time is wasted when you have to push yourself to learn stuff. I am a terrible test taker, so I have never tried but one exam, like seven years ago, and it ended in sadness. I keep thinking I will try again, but never seem to have time!

Congrats, and good lukc on the rest of your exams.

Adam Machanic
re: MCDBA - Here I come!
I personally found 228 to be MUCH more difficult than 229, due to the horrible quality of the questions. I'm sure you'll have no issues from here on out -- except maybe with the windows admin test?

re: MCDBA - Here I come!
Well i reckon that the 229 is a lot harder that the 228 that was a breeze to be honest, lot more to take in on the 229 and a lot more fiddley but i did take the 229 then the 228 so when studying for the 228 i found that the 229 covered most of the subjects