MCSE

MCSE: Data Platform

Solutions Expert

The globally recognized standard for IT professionals

Demonstrate your broad skill sets in building and administrating enterprise-scale data solutions both on-premises and in cloud environments.

Earning an MCSE: Data Platform certification will qualify you for such jobs as database analyst and database designer.

StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012461461MCSE: Data Platform Solutions Expert
2Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases462462
3

Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

After successfully completing steps 1-3, you'll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2012 certification.

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4Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases464464
5Designing Solutions for SQL Server465465

This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every three years.

Additional options

You can substitute Exam 411: Administering Windows Server 2012, Exam 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, or Exam 483: Programming in C#, for Exam 463.

See the optional training for Administering Windows Server 2012

See the optional training for Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

See the optional training for Programming in C#

How to upgrade to the MCSE: Data Platform certification

You can upgrade these certifications to the MCSE: Data Platform certification.

  • MCITP: Database Developer 2008
  • MCITP: Database Administrator 2008
StepTitleRequired examCertification earned
1Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 1457MCSE: Data Platform Solutions Expert
2

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

After successfully completing steps 1-2, you'll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2012 certification.

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3Transition Your MCITP: Database Administrator 2008 or MCITP: Database Developer 2008 to MCSE: Data Platform459

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

How to recertify the MCSE: Data Platform certification

If you currently hold the MCSE: Data Platform certification and your three-year recertification date is approaching, there are two options for recertification.

Option 1: Recertify by taking this exam:

TitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
Recertification for MCSE: Data Platform Not available 469MCSE: Data Platform Solutions Expert

Option 2: Recertify through Microsoft Virtual Academy.

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