How to get hands on when you are not working in the MS environment?

  • I am about to start my studies for the 70-463 exam - coming from about 1/2 year experience with SSRS. I am not sure where to get my hands on experience/practice - any suggestions?

  • Hi,

    Microsoft makes trial versions of software available for almost all products. They are certainly available for SQL Server. Visit Microsoft.com/downloads or Microsoft.com/SQL Server to download trial software.

    You should also visit Microsoft virtual labs. The portals provide access to a number of great virtual lab environments so that you can try out Microsoft technologies in a structured way.

    technet.microsoft.com/.../bb467605.aspx

    Another great opportunity is Microsoft Virtual Academy. This site offers thousands of hours of free video content on Microsoft technologies.

  • Excellent. Thank you!