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MCDBA Administering SQL Server 2000 Study Guide (Exam 70-228) (Certification Press) Hardcover – 1 Jul 2001

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  • Hardcover: 752 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Inc.,US; Stg Sub edition (1 July 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072127031
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072127034
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 6.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,102,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Publisher

100% complete coverage of exam objectives
Chapter components are designed to provide critical information in easy-to-digest forms
Special, updated 'How to Take a Microsoft Exam' section
Q&A scenarios lay out problems and solutions in a quick-read form.
Updated Personal Testing Center with 300 questions, including both short answers, and in-depth answers.
New exam simulator on CD-ROM with 2 full exams.
Entire book on CD-ROM, including detailed table of contents and glossary
Audio that covers the key exam objectives on CD-ROM.

From the Back Cover

The Only Certification Study System Based on 200,000+ Hours of IT Training Experience

100% Complete Coverage All official test objectives for Exam 70-228 are covered in detail

Hands-on Exercises Step-by-step instruction modeled after classroom labs

Exam Watch Warnings based on thorough post-exam research identifying the most troublesome exam topics and how to answer them correctly

Three Types of Practice Questions Knowledge, scenario, and lab-based questions, all with in-depth answers

From the Classroom Discussions of important issues direct from the classrooms of Global Knowledge's award-winning instructors

Full coverage of the topics you need to review, including how to:


-Install and configure SQL Server 2000
-Plan for multiple instances of SQL Server
-Plan the physical placement of files
-Perform an unattended setup
-Upgrade from a previous version to SQL Server 2000
-Monitor and tune SQL Server 2000
-Optimize SQL Server performance using files and filegroups
-Manage database files
-Create and assign SQL Server roles
-Implement security using stored procedures, views, and user-defined functions
-Backup and restore data
-Transfer data and objects using DTS
-Implement multimaster replication

CD-ROM features full CertTrainer CBT software and the new ExamSim test engine­­more than 300 questions on CD

CertTrainer


-e-Training Self-paced review of key SQL Server 2000 topics, including exam tips
-CERTCAM Instructional SQL Server 2000 animations with expert audio explanations
-In-depth Links Need more explanation? Topically relevant links provide detailed instruction
-Skill Assessment Test your knowledge with more than 250 challenging practice exam questions
-Score Reports Indicate subject areas requiring further study

ExamSim


-Complete Practice Exam A realistic MCDBA exam with questions found only on the CD-ROM
-Review Mode Analyze what you got wrong and why
-Detailed Answers Explain why the correct options are right and why the incorrect options are wrong
-Score Report Provides an overall assessment of your performance

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E-book Electronic, searchable version of the Study Guide

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Format: Hardcover
I foolishly ignored the poor rating for this book I found elsewhere and bought it anyway. Having failed the exam in the last two hours, I still feel that even if I were allowed to take the book into the exam, I'd have fallen short of the 755 I needed to pass.
The exam had question after question that referred to things not touched on in the text, specifically on complex transact SQL statements, something which is greatly lacking in the text. Time after time, the exam made me think that the book I'd been reading was the "Playschool book of SQL", not one to prepare me for an MCP exam.
The book's cover boasts 100% coverage, it falls way short of that. Please save your money and choose something else. If I could give it less than one star, I would.
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By A Customer on 15 Nov. 2001
Format: Hardcover
A pity there wasn't a review when I bought this book. Half way through, and I threw it away in disgust. Not only did I feel that I wasn't able to pass the topics I had read, I had trouble finding the information that formed the basis of the review questions at the end of each chapter.
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Format: Hardcover
all you've got to remember is section 7's exam questions are missing one answer, so question 2 is answered by answer 1, 3 by 2, etc.
other than that it's perfect.
passed my 70-229 exam at 753, hard exam and complemented it with trandumper tests, but i passed it.
personally for me it's the hardest exam i've ever taken, and unlike they say, the exam will focus on XML and Replication so watch out!.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8bd56b70) out of 5 stars 21 reviews
38 of 44 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8bd6c504) out of 5 stars MCDBA 70-228 SQL Administering 19 Oct. 2001
By James Ortiz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I used this book as a training/study guide, and passed exam 70-228. The topics are discussed logically and in a fair amount of detail. Real world situations are provided, procedure demonsrations providing actual screen shots, exam watch tips, and certification objectives. The two-minute drills at the end of each chapter are a good review, a help reinforce the material to memory.
The CD contains practice exams with full explanations which are useful for exam preparation. There are also review sessions, which are just the 'two-minute' drills from the book provided in a 'flash-card' format. The full text is also on the CD for easy electronic searching.
I would suggest the following for passing exam 70-228 (I am an MCSE, and 1 test away from MCDBA):
1.) Use this book to train and learn the content. Also Microsoft MOC or other MCT Training.
2.) Use ExamCram notes, "Cramsession.com", or "ExamNotes.net" study guides to review and commit the needed details to memory.
3.) Use "Transcender", the included "ExamSim" on the CD, or any other practice exams to learn the material and familiarize with MS exam format.
Unfortunately the Syngress book for exam 70-229 SQL 2000 Design is not yet released, so I had to buy the Sybex MCSE SQL 2000 Design Study Guide.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8bd6c558) out of 5 stars Embarrassing, DON'T BUT THIS BOOK 14 Dec. 2002
By Aaron Engel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I have read and reviewed over 25 MS certification books, and this is among the worst I've ever seen. This book was obviously rushed into print, as the spelling and grammar errors are the worst I've ever seen in any published material. There are many cases where they give example SQL text that doesn't even run b/c of inaccuracies. Many of the exam questions specify incorrect answers and/or tell you one answer is correct, then the answer explanation will explain why another answer is the correct choice.
The book is week on substance, as many of its pages are filled with screen shots rather than enlightening content. The test questions are not similar to the type of questions found on the actual exam.
If anyone actually reviewed this book before it went into production, they should be fired immediately, as it's hard to read more than a couple pages without finding errors, many of which make it difficult to determine what the author is trying to say.
If you want to learn SQL server and desire to pass the exam, spend your time with other material.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8be65b34) out of 5 stars I expected much more from Osborne... 9 Aug. 2002
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I chose this book because of a few good reviews on this site, coupled with my success using other certification guides from Osborne. Up until now, I would have continued purchasing Osborne books. However, this book is VERY poorly written. There are blatant grammatical errors, and many of the sentences are so poorly written that, at times, my friend (who is an MCDBA) could not understand some of the concepts that the author was attempting to illustrate. If you are looking for good books to study for 070-228, you should definitely look elsewhere!
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8bd6c7d4) out of 5 stars Its ok. Not bad, not great...just "ok". 21 Nov. 2001
By Jonathan Thornbury - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I used this book to prepare for the SQL 2000 test (70-228) and it seemed like it was a very informative book. That is until you actually begin to use what you get from the book against whats in the test. The book doesn't cover quite a bit of material that is on the test, and gives you very minimal information about other things. It does cover replication quite well, and it has good information on setting up jobs/alerts/DTS/etc... It's a big book, but the vast majority of it is "filler" that uses overly complicated descriptions and LOTS of screenshots to walk you through tasks. Also, the included CD is useless. It has an a copy of the book on CD, and ONE sample test with just 45 questions (many of them from inside the book). I just passed the test with a 950, but thats only after I used several other resources to fill in the many gaps. Overall 2 1/2 stars.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8bd6ca14) out of 5 stars Incomplete, conflicting, and sometimes patently wrong 29 Oct. 2001
By Erik Hancock - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
As a rule, I try not to write overly negative reviews. In this case I must make an exception; these books are ... and the certification process is often important to one's career. The slipshod manner in which this book was put together borders on irresponsible. Even if you ignore the fact that the grammar and spelling is atrocious in places (spell-check is so easy), much of the information therein is misleading. The chapter self-test questions often directly contradict information within the chapter. The questions are also poorly worded, without any real justification for the answers. Finally, there are a number of blatantly incorrect statements that the author makes. It is a wonder that the author managed to pass the exam! Despite the glowing praise showered upon this book by the other reviewers, I am not the only person with this opinion. Check out the customer reviews for "MCDBA SQL Server 2000 All in One" on this site and MCDBA newsgroup postings regarding Osborne books. You will find that this seems to be a trend with the company. Microsoft Certification is an ... and time-consuming endeavor- don't waste either on this book.
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