one of my goals this year is to learn more about SQL. As part of that I have committed to taking the 70-461 exam which is the 1st exam for the DBA. I have picked up all of the exam material that I need by a company called Joes 2 Pros. The material is pretty straight forward and seems to be well written.
My next goal is to write up a timeline for studying the material and then get it all ingested to take the exam in the Aug time frame.
study material and ingest
take practice exams
practice exams and parametric exam sometime around the 20th