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All-In-One MCITP SQL Server 2005 Database Developer by Darril Gibson

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APPENDIX CInside the Design Exam

The Design Exam

Microsoft's design exams are a little different from most exams you may have taken. To answer the exam questions, you need to read and understand a lengthy scenario and apply the knowledge from the scenario to the questions. They remind me of language comprehension tests I took in high school.

When approaching a database design exam, think of yourself as a database consultant coming in to help a company solve a problem or implement some type of improvement to their existing environment. You need to interview people to learn what they have, what they need, and what they want. As you talk to everyone, you'll take notes. A case scenario in the database design exam is a compilation of all of your ...

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