I would like to ask the following question but is DBA Stackexchange the right place? Is there any place on Stackexchange for it?
Please do answer the questions above, if you would, not the question below. I'm not trying to circumvent anything.
I'm a DBA currently working with SQL2008R2 for the most part. I've sat certified courses SQL2008R2 but sat no exams.
I've received a free course and can choose from one of
Course M10775 - 5 days Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (Exam 70-462)
Course M10777 - 5 days Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Exam 70-463)
The former may be good as an upgrade course but I'm not clear I'd learn any new fundementals. As it stands I have zero exposure to SQL2012.
Data Warehousing sounds like it may be more interesting. I've built DataMarts before and administered a Data Warehouse but I'm not really clear how well those could be said to be.
I'm expecting to be without employment in the next 6months and having a few certs to my name may be useful.