MCAD/MCSE/MCDBA Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database Design and Implementation, Exam 70-229, Second Edition
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Publisher: Microsoft Press (14 May, 2003)
Sales Rank: 745
Average Customer Rating: 3.71 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Great book for the 70-229 Exam
This is a very well written, comprehensive book that explains many of the things you need to know for the exam. The book is nicely formatted and has very good code snippets to demonstate the use of TSQL statements, stored procedures, etc. It could use more information in the areas concerning database replication, user functions and their purpose, and sql table locking hints and their use.
I usually use the Exam Cram 2 books for studying, but the one for the 70-229 is not highly rated. It is a good thing that Microsoft Press came through with this book.
Rating: 3 out of 5
70-229 SQL 2k Design and Implementation
I was not pleased with the contents of this book in terms of sloppy editing and in the paltry treatment of important topics. Those of us in pursuit of the MCP or MCDBA will have to augment this book and what we take from this book with other more complex books dealing with design and implementation. Do be prepared to purchase additional books on T-SQL programming and do be prepared to purchase real exam prep software.
Rating: 2 out of 5
Could be better
I am after the first two chapters and I'm not very impressed so far.
The first chapter contains a lot of names of different components of SQL Server without clear explanations useful in case of people new to SQL Server, too messy.
Chapter two contains terms without sufficient explanations and examples how to use them (isqlw, isql, osql for example).
If you are an expert in SQL Server you do not need this book but if you want to learn the book is too enigmatic so far.
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