As posted before, I’m preparing for the MCSA – SQL Server 2012 certification. I passed the 70-461 exam (Querying) before the summer vacation, and started off with the most difficult one (70-462) right away. After some delays, I have planned the second exam 70-462 (admin) in mid november. If I pass this exam, I will probably have a slow start on preparing for the last exam for the MCSA, before I kick off the new year with loads of SSIS stuff in the 70-463 (DWH + ETL/SSIS).
A few weeks back I watched some nice “Jump Starts” at Microsoft Virtual Academy for these exams.
- Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Jump Start
- Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Jump Start
- Exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with SQL Server Jump Start
In addition, pluralsight has a great new course serie on the 70-462 called “SQL Server 2012 Database Administration (70-462)” (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3). Each part is about 5 hours with goodies from Sean McCown (MidnightDBA blog | twitter). These courses are originally from trainsignal, but they were aquired by Pluralsight not long ago. The jump starts are free, but the Pluralsight courses cost me approx $50 per month – but is worth evry penny.
Hope this helps