So you downloaded the AdventureWorks2012 database, and want to know what to do with the 190MB MDF file. You cannot just go to New Database or Attach Database in the GUI. Instead you need to run a query to create the database using the MDF file.
If you are new to Microsoft certifications but interested in Database Administration, this exam is perfect for you. It doesn’t count towards your MCSA but it gets you ready for a much harder exam.
How boring is it to learn a page full of data types just for an exam? That’s like learning the periodic table inside out. Besides, you can always google these things when you need them. Wrong answer! If you want to be a master of this you should knows these things blindfolded.
Decimal and Numeric are functionally equivalent according to documentation. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms187746.aspx
If you are studying for the 70-461 exam like myself, then purchase Training Kit (Exam 70-461): Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 from Amazon. So far I have waddled through the first 150 pages, some parts requiring more time to absorb than others. I’ve been stuck on chapter 4 for quite some time as the concepts start to build on each other slightly, but nevertheless moving forward.
Here we are going to learn a little more about how queries are written and processed. Please note that SQL queries should be written in a certain order of operation (known as “keyed-in order”), and this order is not the same as the order the query is processed in.
SQL was based on the Relational Model, but is not necessarily confined by all the rules of the relational model.
SQL evolved from two branches of Mathematics – Set Theory and Predicate Logic. Here are some key points to understand.
Now that SharePoint 2013 is out it’s a bit harder to find the link to download SharePoint 2010. Some of the links on Microsoft’s site seem to take you right back to the 2013 page.
Usually the trial version and full installation packages are the same, and you get the option to skip this step and use the trial. However, in SharePoint 2010 you get a rather bold screen that forces you to enter a key. If you are wandering, yes there is a Trial license key that you can use. In fact, there are about 4 to choose from.