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Joes 2 Pros® 5 Volume (BOOK) SQL 2008 Development Certification Training Kit for Microsoft Exam 70-433. Paperback – 2011

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  • Paperback: 2000 pages
  • Publisher: Joes 2 Pros Inc. (2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005AYSYXG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,302,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rick worked at Microsoft since from 1995 to 2011 has attained over 30 Microsoft certifications in applications, networking, databases and .NET development, including MCDBA, MCTS, MCITP, MCAD, MOE, MCSE and MCSE+. His SQL certifications include SQL Development, Administration, and BI.

Rick has provided training for Northwest University, Volt Technical Education, and Microsoft. He currently works as a Software Design Engineer in Test for the Windows Mobile group, Bellevue College, and Moretechnology.com.

As the author of the "SQL Joes 2 Pros" book and video series, the focus is upon delivering the most effective and relevant learning material. Rick has comprehensive real-world knowledge in the subjects to prepare you for real-world troubleshooting issues while backing it up with the IT certification.

Rick lives near Seattle, Washington. Being someone dedicated to software designing and training, he is also an ardent charity worker. He trains service dogs that assist people with mobility needs. He also assists in walking the dogs and helps the puppies socialize more. Click here (See page 2).

Rick also happens to be in the Guinness Book of world records for producing the largest dog biscuit. To view the certificate, Click here

Rick has attended many trainings at Koenig-Solutions in SQL Server and C#.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jmweston on February 26, 2012
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I looked around for weeks trying to find training to get MCTS certified. There is no classroom training available where I live unless you go to a college, and that is too expensive. Also trying to figure out which classes to take that provide the information I need to pass the exam is almost impossible. With the Joes2Pros books, I get exactly what I need. Just follow the chapters on at a time. Read the information, follow along with the SQL code, do the skill checks, the "points to ponder" and then the "bug Catching" section and you will learn!
I would definitely recommend spending the $49.00 on a Developer version of SQL Server 2008 R2 also. The Express version is free, but it does not support all of the features the books cover, like partitioning tables (in Book Three). With the Express version, when you run the setup scripts for the Partitioning Tables section, you will get an error that says something like "Only the Enterprise version of SQL Server supports Table Partitioning." With the Developer version, it will run with no errors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Dalberti on February 29, 2012
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This series is very well written and coming from an Access database background, it has really helped me become comfortable working with SQL Server. As I've gotten further into the series, some typos and things pop up, but nothing that would distract you from learning. The code used is all downloadable from the website which makes it very easy. The only knock I give the series as that it's not always clear upfront if the particular aspect being discussed (such online indexing) is only available on the Enterprise edition of SQL Server. So some chapters you can't practice with the code and just have to read up on it (I have the Developer edition). I am planning on getting MCTS certified after completing the books, so I will update on whether this series is effective in doing just that.

UPDATE 6/27/12: I passed the MCTS test thanks in large part to this series, so I wholeheartedly recommend them. But also, review the syllabus listed online for this exam as some aspects are not covered by the books. But they will get you 90% of the way there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By WAFF on July 23, 2012
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All I can say is "Best investment you will ever make in your life"! When you buy the collection please read the authors Bio, it will inspire you and it will motivate you. The books are easy to read and to understand, when your read page after page you will feel as having a personal instructor next to you. I would also recommend the training videos, for those who are more visual. Overall I love it and so will you! :)
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By PPW on May 20, 2012
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I purchased this product because of the outstanding reviews it was given. I am somewhat familiar with MS SQL but far from an expert. I will say I do have several books on the subject but I would trade all of them for this set alone. I understand that Rick Morelan will be working on more books for the 2012 certification and I cannot wait.

The books are an easy read. You can tell from the very first chapter that you read that you have a better understanding of the subject matter. This book clearly states the facts in language you can cleary understand. The pictures are a great help in understanding what you are looking at and will accomplish. It explains all of the bars, fields and details that you see on the screen and their function. You get a full understanding of what each component does while you are following along with the steps and learning not only how to write SQL and create databases but you are getting a full instruction on the software package itself. This is the greatest guide to learning a software package while training you on how to become a DBA. If you absorb half of the information in this 5 volume set, you will be ahead of the game ! Thanks Rick !!
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