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The main book for exam 70-433, but a few small niggles,
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This review is from: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-433): Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 - Database Development (Certification) (Hardcover)
First of all, this is the book you need for taking the SS 2008 Database Development exam, but it doesn't tell you everything. It skips over most areas briefly - just enough detail to give an understanding of the aspect, but more work is required to ensure you're good enough for the exam. It should be considered the central book that guides you around the exam subject. The other book I use currently is Microsoft's "Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2008".
If you don't have a decent amount of experience with SQL Server then you may well struggle - this isn't a book to teach someone new to the software.
There are a few typos, although nothing serious - just annoying. Also, in a couple of areas it will mention a command or property and not explain it until later. Another reason you wouldn't want to learn the subject from scratch.