70-100 and 70-029 or 70-229 comparison Ques.

70-100 and 70-029 or 70-229 comparison Ques.

Post by jon » Sat, 17 Mar 2001 03:36:41



Blaine,

What is the format of the 70-029? all multi-choice and how many ques.?
i took the 70-015, it contained some SQL, how much similiar are there
between the two?

Also, 70-029 is going to be retired soon (in April), and 70-229 would be
used.  Now, if I took 70-029, would that test count toward the new MCDBA
track which would be used in April?


Quote:> I went with 70-029 first then 70-100 and, for me, that was the best way to
> go.  70-029 includes the nitty-gritty of database normalization, SQL query
> syntax, and other lower level details of database design and manipulation.
> 70-100 focuses heavily on database design at a higher level, i.e. entity
> relationships, data flows, etc.  Each complements the other but I found
that
> after hard studying and passing 70-029, 70-100 was much easier and
actually
> kind of fun.  Bottom line for me - 70-029 was tough with a lot of detail,
> 70-100 helped me wrap up the details into overall concepts.  Regardless of
> the way you decide to go, I recommend the Transcender practice tests as
> learning tools.

> Good luck in your studies ... Blaine Word

 
 
 

70-100 and 70-029 or 70-229 comparison Ques.

Post by Jeff Belin » Sat, 17 Mar 2001 13:43:44


I don't see anything on Microsoft's website to indicate that 70-029 is going
to be retired.  What is the source of your information?

Thanks,
Jeff
---


Quote:> Also, 70-029 is going to be retired soon (in April), and 70-229 would be
> used.  Now, if I took 70-029, would that test count toward the new MCDBA
> track which would be used in April?


 
 
 

70-100 and 70-029 or 70-229 comparison Ques.

Post by jon » Fri, 16 Mar 2001 15:13:39


I am going to take 70-100, however, someone suggested to take the 70-029
first because there are overlaps that help in the database area.

I like to get some advice on this from those who had taken them.  Any advice
would be appreciated.

j.

 
 
 

70-100 and 70-029 or 70-229 comparison Ques.

Post by Blaine Wor » Fri, 16 Mar 2001 23:09:17


I went with 70-029 first then 70-100 and, for me, that was the best way to
go.  70-029 includes the nitty-gritty of database normalization, SQL query
syntax, and other lower level details of database design and manipulation.
70-100 focuses heavily on database design at a higher level, i.e. entity
relationships, data flows, etc.  Each complements the other but I found that
after hard studying and passing 70-029, 70-100 was much easier and actually
kind of fun.  Bottom line for me - 70-029 was tough with a lot of detail,
70-100 helped me wrap up the details into overall concepts.  Regardless of
the way you decide to go, I recommend the Transcender practice tests as
learning tools.

Good luck in your studies ... Blaine Word

 
 
 

70-100 and 70-029 or 70-229 comparison Ques.

Post by jon » Fri, 16 Mar 2001 15:14:09


I am going to take 70-100, however, someone suggested to take the 70-029
first because there are overlaps that help in the database area.

I like to get some advice on this from those who had taken them.  Any advice
would be appreciated.

j.

 
 
 

70-100 and 70-029 or 70-229 comparison Ques.

Post by Blaine Wor » Sat, 17 Mar 2001 23:26:02


49 questions, multiple choice.  I don't know about 70-015, but there's a
good deal of SQL in 70-029.

HTH... Blaine


> Blaine,

> What is the format of the 70-029? all multi-choice and how many ques.?
> i took the 70-015, it contained some SQL, how much similiar are there
> between the two?

> Also, 70-029 is going to be retired soon (in April), and 70-229 would be
> used.  Now, if I took 70-029, would that test count toward the new MCDBA
> track which would be used in April?



> > I went with 70-029 first then 70-100 and, for me, that was the best way
to
> > go.  70-029 includes the nitty-gritty of database normalization, SQL
query
> > syntax, and other lower level details of database design and
manipulation.
> > 70-100 focuses heavily on database design at a higher level, i.e. entity
> > relationships, data flows, etc.  Each complements the other but I found
> that
> > after hard studying and passing 70-029, 70-100 was much easier and
> actually
> > kind of fun.  Bottom line for me - 70-029 was tough with a lot of
detail,
> > 70-100 helped me wrap up the details into overall concepts.  Regardless
of
> > the way you decide to go, I recommend the Transcender practice tests as
> > learning tools.

> > Good luck in your studies ... Blaine Word

 
 
 

70-100 and 70-029 or 70-229 comparison Ques.

Post by jon » Sat, 17 Mar 2001 13:54:51


My fault, I saw 70-229 is going to be live in April.  I thought that would
automatically retire the old version.  The going live info is in MCDBA info
section


> I don't see anything on Microsoft's website to indicate that 70-029 is
going
> to be retired.  What is the source of your information?

> Thanks,
> Jeff
> ---



> > Also, 70-029 is going to be retired soon (in April), and 70-229 would be
> > used.  Now, if I took 70-029, would that test count toward the new MCDBA
> > track which would be used in April?