Two weeks ago, I took Beta exams for SQL Server 2008 (71-450: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 : Designing, Optimizing, and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution).
There were no preparation guides or resources available for me to prepare for the exams. I simply took the beta exam based on what I know and some working experience in handling SQL 2000/2005.
The exam score will not available immediately after finished the exam. We will receive the score reports 8 weeks after the beta period ends, probably in mid of November 08.
If I can pass this beta exam, I will earn credit towards Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator 2008.
A friend contacted me couple of days ago, to ask for tips & resources.
While googling the web for some SQL Server 2008 resources, I found a few books that I would like to share:
Good Luck, Steven Cheong.