MCSA: SQL Server

MCSA: SQL Server

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The skills for your professional career

Demonstrate your essential skills and breakthrough insights in developing and maintaining the next wave of mission-critical environments. (New to IT? Learn about MTA certification for new entrants.)

Earning an MCSA: SQL Server certification will qualify you for a position as a database developer or database analyst.

Have you heard about upcoming SQL Server 2014 updates? Read the SQL Server certification FAQ to find out how we are updating our corresponding certifications.

Step

Exam title

Optional training

Required exam

Certification earned

1

Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

MCSA: SQL Server

2

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

3

Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Next

Earn your MCSE certification.

You can upgrade any MCTS or MCSA certification on SQL Server 2008 to the MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification.

Step

Exam title

Required exam

Certification earned

1

Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 1

MCSA: SQL Server

2

Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 2

The lifespan of a certification varies, based on certification track and certification technology. See lists of retired exams and retired certifications.

Step

Exam title

Optional training

Required exam

Certification earned

1

Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance

MCSA: SQL Server

2

Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance

Next

Earn your MCSE: Data Platform or MCSE: Business Intelligence certification.