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MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-443): Designing a Database Server Infrastructure Using Microsoft® SQL Server(TM) 2005 (Pro Certification) Hardcover – 9 Dec 2006

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  • Hardcover: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (9 Dec 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 073562173X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735621732
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 5.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,350,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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J.C. Mackin, MCITP, MCSE, MCT, has 10+ years' experience with Microsoft networks and is an IT consultant, trainer, and author.

Mike Hotek is a SQL Server® expert with three decades' experience as a consultant and solution developer. He has written several books, including Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Step by Step.

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In addition to the experience I gained using SQL Server and the SQL Server Online Help and other on line ressources, this book was the only one I needed to read to pass the exam.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A well written exam guide, and a good reference as well 14 Oct 2008
By Justin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I'm just about finished my MCITP: DBA Certification on SQL 2005. So far I've done 70-431, and 70-443. I've been working with SQL Server for a number of years now, and I've recently switched over to a full time DBA position.

I read this book in about 2 weeks, and did the exam on the third week. I managed to get 910 on the exam, out of 1000. As 700 is the passing grade, I'm more than satisfied with anything over 900. Along with some kind of practice testing, this book is adequate study material. I suggest you have a lab in place so you can do the practices and test out the software for yourself. Besides just being a study guide for a certification exam, I've found myself referring back to this book several times, and it has a permanent spot on my book shelf at work. With that said, I can safely say I recommend this book to those looking to take the 70-443 exam.

Good luck!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Hard test, mediocre book 24 Sep 2009
By David Martin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have passed all 3 exams using only these Study guides. This exam is the most difficult due to the format, not the material. The exam makes you read 8 pages of case study and then asks you 10 questions. The questions all conform to MS Best Practices, which is what this book is all about. Damned boring to read though, after the 70-431 title. I did this test last. Do not try to do it first. If you cannot pass the 70-431's simulation, you'd rather not waste time and expense on any other exam.

One note about the exam: each Case Study has it's own timer. I freaked myself half-way through and thought I was out of time. Raced through the case study and then promptly got another one with a reset timer. Frayed my nerves so bad I could not absorb the text. I had to sit back for 5 minutes and force myself to think about non-SQL stuff.

Concentrate on the last 2 sections of the study (Business Requirements, Technical Requirements) ... the rest is detractor.

Do not buy this book unless you plan to sit the exam. Force yourself to read it in a weekend and then just go through the cd practices.
Good prep choice 25 Mar 2009
By Brent Oliver - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book did a good job in preparing me to pass the 70-443 exam. Out of the three exams for the MCITP - Database Administrator I found this one the hardest and would recommend that you take the 70-444 exam first as the study you do for that test will also help you on this one. While I did find that a couple of questions on my exam were not covered by any prep book for all three tests, there was more than enough to pass by a comfortable margin.

Make sure and take advantage of the prep tests included with the book, and pay special attention to the scenario based questions as the entire test is scenario based,, no simple what does this definition match up to questions on this test!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The book covers the material, but ... 7 Mar 2009
By Eric Kassan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book covers the exam material, but so does the book for exam 70-431 - SQL 2005 Implementation and Maintenance. I did not read this book carefully, so I can't comment too much on its quality, but if your goal is the MCITP-Database Admin certification, since 70-431 is required, you should be able to reuse that book (and knowledge). This exam deals a little with applying the knowledge, but if you understand the pros and cons of various RAID options, security options, fault-tolerance options, and backup options (all covered in 70-431), then you should have no problem identifying which apply to which situations. Having passed the exam, I must conclude I didn't miss much. At least the 15% off your exam coupon reimburses some of the cost of the book.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Good Resource & Study Book 19 July 2007
By Mr. Steve Kossaris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is very good in the fact that it steps you through real world examples. The examples in this book can be used for the real world work place.

Some of the many examples from the ground up are Clustering, Database Mirroring, Log Shipping and much more.

It helped me so much for the Exam 70-443.

Good stuff!
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