- Series: Microsoft Press Training Kit
- Paperback: 624 pages
- Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (July 25, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0735666075
- ISBN-13: 978-0735666078
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.5 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 59 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #210,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Training Kit (Exam 70-462) Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (MCSA) (Microsoft Press Training Kit) 1st Edition
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Bob Taylor, MCM, is a SQL Server Principal Premier Field Engineer and database architect with Microsoft. He has 30+ years of programming experience and multiple certifications.
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My only criticism of this book, and it's a criticism of many exam guides, is that the review questions aren't detailed enough. If Microsoft is going to test us on obscure details, then their review questions should be detailed as well. I've found I have to write my own review questions to be assured of having a sufficient level of knowledge to pass the exam. I shouldn't have to do that, since that's the whole point of buying an exam guide.
Other than that, it's a good book and worth the price of purchase.
Given that the book doesn't prepare you for the test (which Microsoft has made many times harder than in the past) it is still an OK resource if you need step-by-step guides to completing server administration tasks.
Given... I'm coming at the test from a SQL development background and not much work experience doing SQL server administration tasks.
So as a ground-up guide it fails miserably, as a review for someone who has been a DBA for a few years it might be great. Most study guides I've used in the past have been used from a little-to-no knowledge starting point and have successfully helped me be able to pass the test but this one... NOT EVEN CLOSE!
I have extensive experience with SQL server from version 7 to 2008 R2. Not too many changes for 2012 and the class covers 2016.
I recommend the book for study and as a desk reference.
The examples and hands-on practices were very helpful, and I loved being able to load this on my laptop to follow along in the book.
Overall, the book does a great job explaining the new features in 2012, as well as reviewing some of the older features, particularly details that you would not use on a daily basis (i.e. install SQL from command line). However, if you are working with SQL Server for the first time, I would recommend the Sybex books since they explain a lot of the basics that this book assumes you already know (which you should, if you are preparing for certifications).
Criticisms? : I guess the only thing I could say is the book seems like it could use an update, since it was published around the time that 2012 had just come out. They could go into more detail on AAG, but a quick search and review of BOL is sufficient to fulfill these shortcomings.