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Note This certification will be withdrawn on 31 March 2017. When the certification is withdrawn, all individuals whose transcripts list this certification as active on or after 26 September 2016 will retain the active status.
Find out about the replacement certification, MCSE: Data Management and Analytics.
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.
|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|
Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014
|Take course 463||Take exam 463|
|4||Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server||Take course 466||Take exam 466|
|5||Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server||Take course 467||Take exam 467|
- 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.
- How to upgrade to the MCSE: Business Intelligence certification
You can upgrade this certification to the MCSE: Business Intelligence certification.
MCITP: Business Intelligence 2008
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 3 Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server Take exam 466 4 Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Take exam 467
- 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:
Title Optional training Required exam Certification earned Recertification for MCSE: Business Intelligence Take exam 470
Option 2: Recertify through Microsoft Virtual Academy.