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 or 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.

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

  • Excellent. Thank you!