MCSE: Business Intelligence

MCSE: Business Intelligence

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Prove that you have the skills and techniques needed to design, build and deploy SQL Server business intelligence (BI) solutions that deliver more data to more people across the organisation.

Earning an MCSE: Business Intelligence certification will qualify you for a position as a BI and reporting engineer.

StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014Take course 461Take exam 461MCSE: Business Intelligence
2Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 DatabasesTake course 462Take exam 462
3

Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014

After successfully completing steps 1–3, you'll earn an MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014 certification.

Take course 463Take exam 463
4Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL ServerTake course 466Take exam 466
5Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL ServerTake course 467Take exam 467

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: Business Intelligence certification

You can upgrade this certification to the MCSE: Business Intelligence certification.

MCITP: Business Intelligence 2008

StepTitleRequired examCertification earned
1Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 1Take exam 457MCSE: Business Intelligence
2

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

After successfully completing steps 1–2, you'll earn an MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014 certification.

Take exam 458
3Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server Take exam 466
4Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Take exam 467

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 See lists of withdrawn exams and withdrawn certifications.

How to recertify the MCSE: Business Intelligence certification

If you currently hold the MCSE: Business Intelligence 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: Business Intelligence Not available Take exam 470MCSE: Business Intelligence

Option 2: Recertify through Microsoft Virtual Academy.

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