70-461 exam: Querying and Managing XML Data

tcert009tcert009 Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hello everyone:

I am reading 70-461 exam training kit book by Itzik Ben-Gan.
Chapter 7 is dedicated to query and mange XML data. I am not familiar with the XML concept.
I didn't go in depth to read the chapter.

I would like to know how much weight or percentage related to XML will be tested on the 70-461 exam?
In Real life does XML play import role in SQL server administration?

Please share your experience, insight with me? I appreciate your feedback. Thanks!


  • ZorodzaiZorodzai Member Posts: 357 ■■■■■■■□□□
    I haven't sat the 70-461 yet (long story) BUT, from the exam reviews I have read, there seems to be quite a lot of XML on the exam. In real life situations we normally tend to avoid database parsing of XML but, well......I guess real life and exams are completely different. How much SQL experience do you have ?
  • aaronchristensonaaronchristenson Member Posts: 261 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I cannot tell you how many questions I got on the exam that had XML in them but I can tell you that I failed it twice and all three times I took the exam I saw the same set of XML questions.
    MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA Windows Server 2012, MCSA SQL Server 2012/2014, MCSA Windows 10, MCITP Server Admin, Security+, Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center Specialist
  • N2ITN2IT Inactive Imported Users Posts: 7,483 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I failed 433 and it had a ton of XML on it. I would assume and have read there are quite a few XML questions on 461.
  • NotHackingYouNotHackingYou Member Posts: 1,460 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I would advise you to study the XML portion before taking 70-461
    When you go the extra mile, there's no traffic.
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