Going in to sit on CIW Database Specialist tomorrow

bradtechonlinebradtechonline Member Posts: 63 ■■□□□□□□□□
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Been using the Prosoft study material.. Plan on kicking this things butt tomorrow. Spend several months dedicated to their material along with prior experience with mySQL, Pervasive, and MSSQL..
Working On:
CIW Database Specialist 1D0-541 90%
CIW Server Administrator 5%
CIW Inter-Networking Professional 5%
MCITP Pathway
c|EH

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  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Good luck on your test!
    There is someone else here (can't remember who) who got a few extra CIW certs while attending WGU. I opted out of the site designer and database class when WGU changed the program in March or I'd have my pro certificate through CIW already. I already had the books and was studying for site designer when my mentor told me I could graduate sooner by not taking them.
    I may still take the site designer test later just to get the pro cert.
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • Warsh1pWarsh1p Member Posts: 66 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Let me know how it goes and what study materials you used.

    Good luck. :D
    #Current Studies#
    || B.S. in Management Information Systems
    || MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit: Configuring Microsoft Windows 7
    || Element K Windows 7 Configuration Courses
    || Transcender: MCTS Windows 7 Practice Exam

    #Certification Path#
    || August 2010: MCTS Win 7 Config (70-680)
    || November 2010: CompTIA Network+ (N10-004)
    || February 2011: CompTIA Project+ (PK0-003)
  • apena7apena7 Member Posts: 351
    Good luck!

    I took the same class at WGU and it made me very interested in pursuing SQL and database administration in the future. In fact, I plan on taking Oracle's SQL Fundamental exam sometime soon. Anyway, this exam was really straightforward and you should have no trouble crushing it!
    Usus magister est optimus
  • bradtechonlinebradtechonline Member Posts: 63 ■■□□□□□□□□
    apena7 wrote: »
    Good luck!

    I took the same class at WGU and it made me very interested in pursuing SQL and database administration in the future. In fact, I plan on taking Oracle's SQL Fundamental exam sometime soon. Anyway, this exam was really straightforward and you should have no trouble crushing it!

    Thanks to all.. I learned quite a bit bout it.. I mainly started out just using different flavor DBMS's.. I mainly managed crappy MDB Access DBs, IBM Lotus Notes Databases, and some DB2.. I prefer mySQL to be honest even though MS-SQL is okay.. Haven't had a shot at getting into oracle yet but hear good things about it if you got the money to use it.
    Working On:
    CIW Database Specialist 1D0-541 90%
    CIW Server Administrator 5%
    CIW Inter-Networking Professional 5%
    MCITP Pathway
    c|EH
  • bradtechonlinebradtechonline Member Posts: 63 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Passed this morning with an 83%..Not as high as I thought I'd get but then again a pass is a pass.
    Working On:
    CIW Database Specialist 1D0-541 90%
    CIW Server Administrator 5%
    CIW Inter-Networking Professional 5%
    MCITP Pathway
    c|EH
  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Congrats on the new cert!
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • Warsh1pWarsh1p Member Posts: 66 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Passed this morning with an 83%..Not as high as I thought I'd get but then again a pass is a pass.

    Materials used?
    #Current Studies#
    || B.S. in Management Information Systems
    || MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit: Configuring Microsoft Windows 7
    || Element K Windows 7 Configuration Courses
    || Transcender: MCTS Windows 7 Practice Exam

    #Certification Path#
    || August 2010: MCTS Win 7 Config (70-680)
    || November 2010: CompTIA Network+ (N10-004)
    || February 2011: CompTIA Project+ (PK0-003)
  • skylineskyline Member Posts: 135
    icon_thumright.gif Congrats
    Goals for '11
    MCITP: EA
    ITIL
    CCNA

    Studying:
    MS press book 70-680
  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,212 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats!
    Decide what to be and go be it.
  • bradtechonlinebradtechonline Member Posts: 63 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Warsh1p wrote: »
    Materials used?

    Prosoft Vcampus

    ExamForce

    Prosoft ComputerPrep textbook based around the exam

    Labs from my Course of Study mainly dealing with flat files, and adding a tabular structure to them.. Along with mySQL
    Working On:
    CIW Database Specialist 1D0-541 90%
    CIW Server Administrator 5%
    CIW Inter-Networking Professional 5%
    MCITP Pathway
    c|EH
  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    VCampus is the best for CIW stuff.
    Did you use Examforce willingly and pay for it? I've found examforce to be usually riddled with errors and sporadic (goes from overly simplistic to obscure questions) and generally doesn't do a good job of weighting the questions to the objectives.
    The biggest trainwreck I've ever seen was the examforce for JavaScript.
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • petedudepetedude Member Posts: 1,510
    earweed wrote: »
    VCampus is the best for CIW stuff.
    Did you use Examforce willingly and pay for it? I've found examforce to be usually riddled with errors and sporadic (goes from overly simplistic to obscure questions) and generally doesn't do a good job of weighting the questions to the objectives.
    The biggest trainwreck I've ever seen was the examforce for JavaScript.

    I didn't think the JavaScript one was that bad. It's lightweight, sure, but it isn't half as screwed up as the 291 product. I couldn't recommend the 291 product to my worst enemy (well, maybe I could).
    Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
    --Will Rogers
  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I found several errors and it had a very small number of questions in the test bank were the main things wrong with the javascript examfarce.
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • crashdumpcrashdump Banned Posts: 134
    it seems that WGU Online University is only for US citizens. What training material do you recommend for us Germans :)?
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