If you're preparing to take the 70-228 "Implementing Databases with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition" exam, you've probably already seen the wide array of preparation materials on the shelves of your local bookstore. In this article, we'll take a look at the top five test prep guides and help you invest your $50 wisely.
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This reference book by Joyjit Mukherjee offers the most balanced approach of those books currently on the market. It uses a nice mix of concept explanations, real-world scenarios and practice examination questions to help you prepare for the exam.
This book is great for SQL Server newbies. If you don't have experience using databases in the field, pick up a copy of this book and start reading. As with all of the preparation guides for this exam, you'll probably want to supplement it with at least one other title.
Practice questions galore! This book is a great tool for assessing yourself prior to dishing out the hefty exam fee. It allows you to highlight areas that need improvement and hit the reference books for additional study.
I'd argue that a "dummy" shouldn't even think about touching a SQL Server installation. However, this book is clearly written and provides a good starting point for those considering tackling the 70-228 exam.
This book follows the standard Sybex formula of delivering concise study materials along with a large supply of review questions. It's a relatively good book, but be sure to check the errata on Sybex's website before tackling the exercises.