>> If you have know experience of either products, then I believe it
>> would make no difference which one you study for. However, consider
>> learning sql server 2000 as this is the latest release of the product.
>But one should be slightly easier? Or slightly more generic?
No, both cover basic design techniques and strategies and both cover
topics which were new to the product release in question.
>> Best place to start is simply to play with sql server and look through
>> bol & the msdn. Later, maybe got hold of a couple of GOOD sql sever
>In a way I have enough practise. I want to work quite exam-oriented,
>not just play around.
The exams do not test you on 'real world' situations. Many people pass
MS exams whose only experience is by 'playing around'. Understanding
how to produce the right solution is another matter.
>I would like some "structured" practise though (short practical
>My Oracle book (from Sybex) is to exam-oriented for me, so if I could
>get something "better" with SQL server it gives a preference to SQL
I got hold off the MS training guide & readiness review book for sql
server 2000. Never again given the amount of errors they contained.
Having said that, the MS training guide was quite well laid out.