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I am after some personal recommendations for a SQL Server 2012 Database Administrators Course with exams.

  • Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases
  • Exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

I have done previous training with

Training Camp (FireBrand) this course they want £ 5,275 (6,330 Inc. VAT) this is too costly, yes I know they give Food and accommodation and exams. Good but currently out of my budget.

Learning tree this was designed to cover everybody was diluted a bit and the certification was their own.

Parity Training now have gone bust.

StayAhead training they mainly do Oracle but not bad.

I am after somewhere quality in that includes instructor lead training and exams the closer to Oxford (UK) the better.

I know this info will become out of date but will be useful as a guide for others, so will close in May 2014.

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closed as off-topic by billinkc, bluefeet, Marian, Kin, Paul White Mar 3 '14 at 17:15

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This question is nice for the research you've done but not a fit for this website as this information will be stale with the upcoming 2014 release of SQL Server. –  billinkc Mar 3 '14 at 14:33
fair point thought it would be due Q2/3 this year looks like it might be Q1 now –  icecurtain Mar 4 '14 at 16:52
Almost all questions about IT "quickly become obsolete" - this industry in general is not as static as Mendeleev's Periodic Table or Newton's laws or Euclid's theorems. This " they quickly become obsolete" thing on this particular site does not sound completely right. –  A-K Mar 4 '14 at 17:00
SQL2014 uses these same 3 exams. –  Paul Apr 2 '14 at 8:51

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I would recommend signing up for a trial of PluralSight. They have a TON of content, including courses specifically aimed at 70-461 and 70-462. I have been a few of their courses and they are excellent:

Also, you may want to check out the MCM Readiness videos on Microsoft's site. They are a little out of date, but for things like index internals it won't matter a whole lot:

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Another option is They have an option where you can attend remotely. Good luck.

Here's a link to the first class you listed : 70-461

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Sorry wrong continent. –  icecurtain Mar 3 '14 at 13:48

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