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 beginners.)
Earning an MCSA: SQL Server certification will qualify you for a position as a database developer or database analyst.
Have you heard about the SQL Server 2014 updates? Read the SQL Server certification FAQ to find out how we are updating our corresponding certifications.
|Step||Title||Optional training||Required exam||Certification earned|
|1||Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014||Take course 461||Take exam 461|
|2||Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases||Take course 462||Take exam 462|
|3||Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014||Take course 463||Take exam 463|
Earn your MCSE certification.
- Additional options
You can substitute Exam 411: Administering Windows Server 2012, Exam 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 or Exam 483: Programming in C# for Exam 463.
- How to upgrade to the MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014 certification
You can upgrade any MCTS or MCSA certification on SQL Server 2008 to the MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014 certification.
Step Title Required exam Certification earned 1 Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 1 Take exam 457 2 Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 2 Take exam 458
- How to earn your MCSA: SQL Server 2008 certification
Step Exam title Optional training Required exam Certification earned 1 Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance Take course 6231 Take exam 432 2 Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance Take course 6236
Take course 6235
Take course 6234
Take exam 448