70-461 Study Guide, Training Kit, Exam Dumps & Free Resources

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People that succeed passing Microsoft exams do two things very well:

First, they figure out exactly what type of questions will be covered in the exam.

Second, they make sure they have the right training material to cover those topics.

In this article I will make sure that you have ALL the material that you need, to succeed.

When Bob recently sat the 70-461 exam he failed with a score of 625/1000.

He had this to say..

Lots of queries, and a few drag and drops that really got me. I need to do a lot more studying on topics such as performance enhancements (indexes, etc) and items such as UDFs, Triggers, and a few other things.

I don’t want you to end up like Bob so have put together every helpful resource that I have found during my own time of studying for this exam.

Make sure you bookmark this page so you don’t have to waste time finding your way back again.


70-461 Exam and Certification Path To Become A Highly Sought After MCSA

The 70 461 exam is part of the required certification track to become a MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate).

The main areas covered in the exam are

  1. Create Database Objects – 24%
  2. Work with Data – 27%
  3. Modify Data – 24%
  4. Troubleshoot and optimize – 25%

The other exams that are required to achieve this certification are:

MCSA Certification Prep | Exam 461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Exam 70 461 Study Material/Books That Are Crucial To Passing The Exam

It gets better:

Free Microsoft Training – Virtual Academy

Training Book (Exam 70-461) Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (MCSA) (Microsoft Press Training Kit) Note: This is what I personally use and recommend.

I really like the exam preparation material that comes with the training kit. The DVD has 200 questions that you can practice with in a simulated exam type of scenario.

When I was studying for this exam I would do a set of questions, then focus on my weak points and try again.

Tony Dean – Series of Youtube Videos

Exam 70 461 Braindumps, Study Guides and Free Downloads

Kate and Emils Study Guide

Exam 70 461 Sample Questions That Will Help You Pass The Real Thing

15 Free Sample Questions (ELearningExams.com)

The 70-461 Exam and Format of Exam So You Know Exactly What To Expect

70-461 Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Exam (Note: If you take this before May 31st you get a free second shot)

  • The exam will consist of different types of questions including multiple choice, multiple answer and scenario based
  • There will normally be between 45 and 55 questions in total
  • The passing score for this exam is 700
  • You will normally be given 120 minutes to complete the exam

We want to hear how you are planning to study for the exam! Which resources will you use?

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Senior SQL Server Database Administrator residing in Auckland, NZ

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