follow Carlos21 and Mr.E 52. This dumps are not vallid anymoreFriday, August 19, 2011 9:09 AM UTJay follow Carlos21 and Mr.E 52 as it is, you will get more than pass.Sunday, June 26, 2011 2:43 AM UTlay, there are different answers between this exam and the Carlos21 and Mr.E 52 so i was wondering if you know which one is correct? ThanksSaturday, June 25, 2011 2:26 PM UTmuia from kenya guys, am sitting on 30th june, will share after using all the advice on the posts i beliv i ll passSaturday, June 25, 2011 1:01 PM UTCarlos Carlos<br /> <br /> Yes. These exams are the same. The 72 prefix indicates its an academic exam (for students). Normally these exams have discounts for students.<br /> <br /> I took the 72-450 because I'm still a student.<br /> <br /> Good study and good luck!Monday, June 20, 2011 10:47 PM UTJuan Carlos've a question: this exam(70-450) is equal to this other? <br /> 072-450 - PRO:MS SQL Serv 08, Design. Optimize, & Maintain DB AdminSoluMonday, June 20, 2011 7:00 PM UTOntheway good luck for your test and I will do mine this Friday. Can you post your comments on which dumps you have used and how useful they are?Monday, June 20, 2011 2:48 AM UTumberto well done great job. so you also followed All questions from MrE and 21 new questions? anything new not seen in these two dumps and anything questions you feel could have different answers. i want to try this exam on Tuesday i think.<br /> other two exams you failed did you not studt these two dumps?<br /> thanksSunday, June 19, 2011 3:35 PM UTomrex did the exam yesterday using Carlos concept and score 838/1000. After failing it twice, the pain behind this is that i had to pay for another exam but thank God I have scaled through.<br /> Nice job Carlos.<br /> I also uploaded some with my own answers too, hope it would help guys.Sunday, June 19, 2011 11:55 AM UTumberto one thing i noticed the 21 new question and answers you have put togetter is what i am looking over and looking at the q&a from your recent post today question 24 you say you used answer A but correct answer i thought and says it's correct is answer D and there are couple more i think like that where your answer you recently added after passing is bit different then the 21 new from Carlos, June 19, 2011 4:55 AM UTumberto great job and very good score. i will follow what you have done and see how it goes in few days. i will post after completing exam.Sunday, June 19, 2011 4:04 AM UTCarlos scored 844/1000 in 1h30min. 50 questions. All questions from MrE and 21 new questions, except for 2 new (I think).<br /> For the questions from MrE dump I used the its own answers.<br /> <br /> Below the questions (and the answers I used) from 21 new questions that appeared on my exam:<br /> <br /> 4 : A<br /> 12 : B<br /> 16 : B,D<br /> 24 : A<br /> 25 : C,D<br /> 26 : A<br /> 29 : C<br /> 35 : D<br /> 41 : C<br /> 42 : B<br /> 43 : A<br /> 47 : D<br /> 51 : C<br /> 54 : A<br /> 64 : B<br /> 65 : A,C<br /> 66 : D<br /> <br /> Below the questions from MrE dump that appeared on my exam:<br /> <br /> 2<br /> 3<br /> 4<br /> 5<br /> 6<br /> 7<br /> 8<br /> 9<br /> 10<br /> 11<br /> 14<br /> 15<br /> 16<br /> 18<br /> 19<br /> 20<br /> 22<br /> 23<br /> 24<br /> 25<br /> 26<br /> 28<br /> 29<br /> 31<br /> 35<br /> 36<br /> 37<br /> 38<br /> 39<br /> 42<br /> 47<br /> 48<br /> 49<br /> 50<br /> 51<br /> 52<br /> <br /> (Maybe I had forgot something or remembered not too well, after all there are so many questions..)Saturday, June 18, 2011 7:14 AM UTumberto great job in passing the 450 exam. may i ask what dumps did you use and did you only study from these dumps to pass or did you use other resources as well?Friday, June 17, 2011 7:23 PM UTSulaiman just passed the exam, all questions were there but the answers are not relaible so please try to answer those questions by yourself.<br /> I got 792 out of 1000. there were 50 question and only 2 were strange.Friday, June 17, 2011 11:14 AM UTCarlos<br /> <br /> I recomend you to read all the posts from this page (if you didn't) because there's a plenty of important information, good opinions. Most of people are using the answers from MrE dump and the 21 questions with answers from some people who posted their opinions. Good luck!Friday, June 17, 2011 12:49 AM UTumberto ,<br /> <br /> I remember question and it says use of a single sql vip whish means answer has to be 2 node activepassive cluster because it only requires one sql vip . if you create a two node activeactive it will require an additional sql vip for the second instance. will also require seperate san drives for second instance as they connect share same drive.Thursday, June 16, 2011 8:02 PM UTCarlos<br /> <br /> I think the text "All the four instances are sufficiently optimized, and there are no spare CPU cycles or extra memory in the instances." indicates that the number of processors and RAM memory can't be decresed. So, the number of processors and RAM memory had to be maintained.Wednesday, June 15, 2011 5:21 AM UTMygot SQL Server 2008 instances are managed by you. And they are respectively named Ins01, Ins02,<br /> Ins03 and Ins04. A single database application is hosted by each instance.<br /> All four instances should be removed to a new SQL Server failover cluster. You can see the configuration of<br /> the four instances from the table listed below.<br /> All the four instances are sufficiently optimized, and there are no spare CPU cycles or extra memory in the<br /> instances.<br /> All four databases will be hosted by the new cluster on a single virtual cluster IP address.<br /> Since you are the technical support, you are required to set the new cluster to handle the workload of all the<br /> database applications with the least amount of hardware resources.<br /> From the four cluster configuration, which one should be utilized?<br /> <br /> why it is not C ? "Two-node active/active cluster should be utilized and a minimum of 9 processors and a 25-GB memory<br /> are<br /> contained by each node."<br /> <br /> In question they ask for "the least amount of hardware resources".Tuesday, June 14, 2011 11:56 PM UTCarlos to the discussion that "@Lukchard from Hong Kong" initiated at May 22 2011, 9:01 PM, I think the answer would be C because I think the solution would be to force the slow queries to use only one CPU. That way those slow queries won't have CXPackets waits anymore.<br /> <br /> Reading the link "" that @Lukchard posted in May 23 2011, 5:39 AM, I found the piece below which has to do with this scenario:<br /> <br /> "..<br /> <br /> Now let us see what the best practices to reduce the CXPACKET Wait Stats are.<br /> <br /> The suggestions, with which you will find that if you search online through the browser, would play a major role as and might be asked about their jobs In addition, might tell you that you should set &lsquo;maximum degree of parallelism' to 1. I do agree with these suggestions, too; however, I think this is not the final resolutions. As soon as you set your entire query to run on single CPU, you will get a very bad performance from the queries which are actually performing okay when using parallelism.<br /> <br /> The best suggestion to this is that you set &lsquo;the maximum degree of parallelism' to a lower number or 1 (be very careful with this - it can create more problems) but tune the queries which can be benefited from multiple CPU's.<br /> <br /> You can use query hint OPTION (MAXDOP 0) to run the server to use parallelism.<br /> .."<br /> <br /> Based on this explanation, I think the solution for the question's scenario would be preserv the &lsquo;the maximum degree of parallelism' to SQL Server 2008 run with multiple CPUs and set each query that experience CXPACKET waits to use only one CPU.<br /> <br /> <br /> What do you think guys?Tuesday, June 14, 2011 6:56 PM UTLeandro Carlos , Sorry for a long time for response. <br /> <br /> I made my test in english. Theres no new questions.. all questions in my test are in the dump.<br /> <br /> if you need. send a e-mail ..Monday, June 13, 2011 5:11 PM UTCarlos everybody!<br /> I've done this VCE ( with the 21 new questions and answers based on my research and peoples opinions. I'm gone take the exam next friday (17/june/2011) and I'll use these answers.<br /> In this my VCE with the 21 new questions I added some explanations and sources from the answers I think they are the correct ones.<br /> Good luck!Monday, June 13, 2011 5:04 PM UTkhan hardly i passed with 746 all questions are from this dump all question and i correctly finish all questions according to this dump but i think 60 % answers are wrong in this dump who is responsible for this plz plz plzzz do some corrections ..for all new people plz be vary carefullMonday, June 13, 2011 4:34 PM UTRAHI All, i am happy to inform this dump has all questions from exam, and i am sorry to say tha it doesn't have correct answers for questions, in my exam today i got 68% faild, but all questions were done via this dumpl. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Please someone can correct these all questions answers will be better.Sunday, June 12, 2011 8:53 PM UTValli guys, just now i have taken exam and passed with 855<br /> <br /> I used Sule's answers and my own, Thanx jhon , Sule & Haywire<br /> <br /> 3 Questions newSunday, June 12, 2011 4:21 PM UTMister with 769 - phew :)<br /> Two new questions, that were not in this or other dumps.Friday, June 10, 2011 12:48 PM UTyeshir passed the exam with 815 marks. Three new questions.<br /> For those of you looking for the 21 new question, it alredy contained in Haywire 73 Questions. In other word, Mr E 52 questions add up with the new 21 questions to give 73 questions in Haywire. <br /> So you don't need to waste your time on repetitive questions of over 314 by Phillip.<br /> For the 21 questions I used Sule's answers.<br /> I thank you all for the useful contributionsThursday, June 09, 2011 8:56 PM UTCarlos<br /> <br /> Ok Leandro, all questions from this dump were in your exam. But there were any new questions? Did you take the exam in english or portuguese? Thanks for the infos.<br /> <br /> (sorry for my bad post)Thursday, June 09, 2011 4:36 AM UTsir_gargon;s valid 746/1000 but some question change example NUMA question <br /> I use Sule and own answers.<br /> ThanksWednesday, June 08, 2011 8:57 PM UTv54 is not valid , most of the VCE for this exam is not valid ..the exam is totally diffrent with diffrent questions..Wednesday, June 08, 2011 2:41 PM UTcoelogyne with 723/1000. Indonesia<br /> All Question is valid, all 21 new questions shown on my exam.<br /> About answer, i'm not sure all are correct. <br /> I am use my own answers.<br /> <br /> regardsWednesday, June 08, 2011 12:49 PM UTCarlos<br /> <br /> Please, tell us more about the questions from your exam. Were they from this dump?Tuesday, June 07, 2011 4:57 PM UTLeandro with low score in Brazil.. 723 points .. Recommend taking a study before the test.Monday, June 06, 2011 6:38 PM UTAzeem the exam today but with very low score. Do proper research before attemptingSunday, June 05, 2011 6:27 PM UTDope, why you are so lazy? You have the questions, that's more than enough to pass the test! You can find the answers through learning and google.Sunday, June 05, 2011 11:23 AM UTNeed Help!!! Kenny it would b really helpful if you could tell us ur answers and the wrong questions with their answers too from this dumpSaturday, June 04, 2011 12:58 PM UTPete Can you post your answers to the 21 questions?Saturday, June 04, 2011 2:02 AM UTKenny passed the exam. Got 861. All questions were in this dump, except maybe 1 or 2 new. As for 21 new questions, most of them were on the test. I used my own answers after some research.Friday, June 03, 2011 10:07 PM UTValli Kasturi now i have taken the exam, Questions 100 % valid but not answers.,<br /> I got 681 once again failed., can any one help me to get out of this..???<br /> <br /> plssss..Friday, June 03, 2011 6:58 PM UTmac bad we aren't able to have the right dump with the right answersFriday, June 03, 2011 11:51 AM UTd-man failed my first test on this -but not by much. I didn't have the other 21 questions. Does anyone know if you fail the first time and retake, do they give the same questions or are the questions different?Friday, June 03, 2011 4:54 AM UTNeed Help!!! Jimmy, the questions were almost the same except for 3 or 4 questions, but the answers are wrong... Still if any1 knows the wrong questions and their correct answers do lemme kno..Wednesday, June 01, 2011 3:30 PM UTUthman came out from exam, all the questions are in this dump but most of the answers are wrong. used the solution to 21 questions by sule with some research, passed by whiskers scored 700 exactly. i advise serious research before testing.All the bestWednesday, June 01, 2011 2:50 PM UTcomputer19810 is valid, but a lot answer is wrong.Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:24 PM UTJimmy Need Help! 1 Question. Were the questions from this dump the same as the ones from the exam?Tuesday, May 31, 2011 12:30 PM UTNeed Help!!! came from my xm, failed with 681... The answers in the dump are surely wrong, can any1 help me with which questions are incorrect and the correct answers for these questions. My email address is<br /> Thank u..Tuesday, May 31, 2011 11:03 AM UTLuckyStar today around 800. 98%questions this dump which is combined MrE and Emir, but not sure all the answers are correct.Sunday, May 29, 2011 10:33 AM UTJay "passedThursday", did you find the same Questions for both attempts? How many questions are same? like 100% same or 80%.Sunday, May 29, 2011 5:25 AM UTpassedThursday just barley passed 2 days ago using these questions and ensuring that the answers were correct based on reading and everything I could find on the Internet. 14 of the questions have incorrect answers. Either the majority of blogs and technet articles are incorrect or the test is flawed in deciding the correct answer. 4Q wrong for Instances, 2Q wrong Server Security, 3Q wrong for high availability, 2Q wrong for backup and recovery, 2Q wrong for moniotring, 2Q wrong for maintain and managing databases. Also the answers are more close than in the VCE. Affinity answers should no longer be in VCE. When selecting performance and monitor answers, the VCE has 1 BEST answer, but the other 3 to choose from do not belong. The answers should be correct -with just 1 being the BEST andswer for the question. The answer for CDE (or whatever) should be ADE (or whatever) The correct answer is in other vce's here and on the Net. Doesn't matter what is correct or not, the test wants ADE. good luck and you MUST know performance monitor, sysmon, data collector, dynamic events, etc. The answers are 3 of 4 correct- not like 1of 4 on the vce. Last exam was in broken English - this retake was in plain easy to read English with correct grammer and punctuation. First time sucked! reminded me of chatting with programming friends from other countries and trying to figure out what the heck they are trying to say. Also VCE English is WAY better than the 1st exam and much worst than the 2nd.Saturday, May 28, 2011 10:02 PM UTDBA questions are 100% correct, especially the 21 question, but the answers are wrong, i failed the exam using the R2C2's answers but they were all wrong, lets see if Sule's answer's are correct.Friday, May 27, 2011 7:58 PM UTKenny think the answer to 41 should be C. (, May 27, 2011 6:50 PM UTSule passed today with 815/1000. This are my answers for 21 new question <br /> <br /> 4. A <br /> <br /> 12. B <br /> <br /> 16. B,D <br /> <br /> 21. A <br /> <br /> 24. D <br /> <br /> 25. C,D&cedil; <br /> <br /> 26. A <br /> <br /> 28. C <br /> <br /> 29. D (maybe B) <br /> <br /> 35. D <br /> <br /> 38. B <br /> <br /> 40 C <br /> <br /> 41. A (maybe C) <br /> <br /> 42. B <br /> <br /> 43. A (ispravno sigurno) <br /> <br /> 47. D <br /> <br /> 51. C <br /> <br /> 54. B <br /> <br /> 64. C (maybe B) <br /> <br /> 65. A,B (maybe A,C) <br /> <br /> 66. D, May 27, 2011 1:12 PM UTAppaji Patil In India.Pune<br /> But Most of the Ans are incorrect.<br /> Just got passing marks.. 700Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:24 PM UTJohn no i am continue to look for new dump on the Internet.Wednesday, May 25, 2011 8:20 PM UTLukchard, john,<br /> <br /> Did you find any new questions that this dump is missing?Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:36 PM UTJohn i didnt find it 70-450_New_Question.html link broken. i will preciate anyone helpWednesday, May 25, 2011 7:15 PM UTcan, I took 681.. there is no doubt that this vce is not valid. so did you find exam d answers?Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:00 PM UTJohn not valid. 678 i failed. :S exam d answers are definitely wrong.Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:41 PM UTcan is not valid! ı took about five minutes ago.Wednesday, May 25, 2011 3:39 PM UTHelper22 regarding the question below from Emir's 21 questions in the pdf, I think the answer should be <br /> <br /> "Configure forced service role switching." The two popular answers that have been debated were "Configure <br /> <br /> manual failover role switching." and "Configure automatic failover role switching". I may be wrong but<br /> you can refer to this link "" and read "Operating<br /> Modes" plus "Role Switching".<br /> <br /> <br /> You administer a SQL Server 2008 instance.<br /> You plan to design a high-availability solution by using database mirroring.<br /> The current application includes programming logic that will retry transactions if a failover occurs.<br /> You need to configure a strategy that will provide the minimum amount of latency for committed <br /> transactions. What should you do?<br /> <br /> A. Pause database mirroring.<br /> B. Configure manual failover role switching.<br /> C. Configure forced service role switching.<br /> D. Configure automatic failover role switching.Wednesday, May 25, 2011 3:26 PM UTJohnnyBGoode exam today. Saw two new questions out of the 50. All questions were in this dump, but just squeaked by. Two new questions were similar to the others, so no new material, just a new way of asking the same thing over and over.Tuesday, May 24, 2011 12:37 AM UTLukchard, Cool !!! <br /> <br /> It is exactly the question, thanks a lot :)Monday, May 23, 2011 11:30 AM UTMariusz think 66 D<br /> <br />, May 23, 2011 10:38 AM UTLukchard, thanks for your reply. <br /> I think I will also choose D as the answer. I also found this to support our choices:<br /> <br /> <br /> By the way, do you have any ideas about Q65 and Q66? <br /> For Q65, my answer is B,D and B for Q66.Monday, May 23, 2011 5:39 AM UTHoward - I have looked over this one and been debating the answer as well. I think it should be D. You would only need to add it to the queries that are taking a while as it does state some are running fast. Use it for the slow ones to speed them up. The other way will affect all queries that are being run. Anyone else got and idea?Monday, May 23, 2011 4:28 AM UTLukchard am not sure which is the best answer..B or D?<br /> <br /> Designing a new SQL Server instace that will support a web applicaion, the application is running on 32 nodes.<br /> The server has 128 GB memory and 16 processor cores. The application contains 2 databases and supports both OLAP and OLTP workloads.<br /> On testing some queries run extremely slow and some very fast.<br /> To ensure that the server process database queires as fast as possible.<br /> What should I do for BEST answer?<br /> <br /> A. Execute exec sp_configure &lsquo;maximum degree of parallesism', 1<br /> <br /> B. Execute exec sp_configure &lsquo;maximum degree of parallesism', 8<br /> <br /> C. Use SQL Profiler to identify queries tha experience CXPACKET wait. Add (OPTION MAXDOP 1) to each query.<br /> <br /> D. Use SQL Profiler to identify queries tha experience CXPACKET wait. Add (OPTION MAXDOP 8) to each query.Sunday, May 22, 2011 9:01 PM UTHelper22 are all of you guys having a hard time passing the exam? You have been reading the wrong and incomplete dumps. I passed today 940/1000 using this .. you should give this a shot, Good Luck!Sunday, May 22, 2011 2:24 PM UTSomeone New the exam two days ago. These are the questions, plus about 5-10 new ones. I do not think these answers are correct. I googled and none of the new questions are around. I actually got like a zero in one area and about 10% in another!!! I actually thought I would easily pass, guess I do not know nearly as much as I thought I did. The exam was actually fun though - no like the prevous 11 or so that I've already taken.Sunday, May 22, 2011 12:27 AM UTlunatic people, i passed in exam in Brazil.<br /> I used MrE52q and 21q by Emir.<br /> 5 new q.<br /> 700/1000<br /> * 21q many questions wrongFriday, May 20, 2011 5:37 PM UTlala passed exam using this exam i found all questions in the test from this dump and i select all answer in test as shown in dump but looks like most of the answer are not correct.Thursday, May 19, 2011 11:40 PM UTjohn,<br /> Voc&ecirc; conseguiu descobrir quais respostas est&atilde;o incorretas???Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:02 PM UTUnknown using this dump, but barely get passing marks, Total 50 Question out of 21 from Exam D. Most of them are wrongWednesday, May 18, 2011 3:32 AM UTRodrigo take the exam (17-05-2011).<br /> All questions are there, but there are many anwsers wrong.<br /> Passed with 700Tuesday, May 17, 2011 4:54 PM UTTsabulka valid. 50 q in Germany, passed with 964, only 1 new question that is not from this vce!!Tuesday, May 17, 2011 12:09 AM UTR2D2 valid in India. 50q 3 new. Some answers on Exam D may be wrong. Passed but scored very very low...Beware research before exam <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> 12 B( <br /> <br /> 16 B,D(<br /> <br /> 21 A(<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> 25 C,D(<br /> <br /> 26 A(<br /> <br /> <br /> 29 B<br /> 35 D<br /> <br /> 38 B (<br /> <br /> 40 C(<br /> 41 A<br /> 42 B(<br /> 43 A(correct verified)<br /> 47 D(, May 11, 2011 8:09 AM UTRithika these answers valid. i found the answers to be different from John ,Hank and Andreas. did any one took the exam based on these answers???Wednesday, May 11, 2011 6:21 AM UT