If you are going to appear in the exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014, then you need to be prepared that this exam evaluates your skills to handle several technical tasks that are related to ‘Implementation’ of data using Microsoft SQL server.
The details and the information related to the exam would be disused briefly in this article.
Before taking any exam it is important to know the objectives and topics that would be tested in the exam, so let’s review the exam topics first. Nearly 25-30% of the exam caters to ‘Load Data’ in which the candidates would be required design and implement control flow and control flow & data load options. Around 20-25% portion of the exam is about ‘Extraction & Transformation of Data’ that includes the ‘designing, implementation and managing’ skills.
The knowledge and understanding of the skills that are required for configuration and deployment of SSIS solutions are also tested in this exam and contributes approximately 20-25% in the exam content. In addition to these topics and objectives, almost 15-20% of the exam content is based on the knowledge and understanding of how to ‘Build Quality Solutions for Data’ in which the installation and management abilities are tested. Rest of the portion is based on measuring the basic knowledge and skills that are required for designing and implementing a data warehouse i-e about 10-15%.
Are you the PERFECT candidate for this exam?
An important factor that you need to consider before appearing in the exam is either you are eligible for it or not? Speaking of which this exam is intended for IT professionals such as ETL & Data Warehouse Developers who are skilled enough to create ‘Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, as well as have knowledge about data cleansing and Extract Transform Load & how to implement Warehouse Data.
How to prepare and excel in this examination?
To qualify this exam it is suggested for the candidates to know the different preparation options and study resources. There is an ‘Instructor-led Training’ that provides online courses, which is offered by Microsoft. The other ways to master this certification is preparation through ‘Self-paced Training, Exam prep videos, online books’. Microsoft also provides a sample practice test so that the candidates can self-assess and measure their knowledge and level of preparation before appearing in the exam.
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