The globally recognised standard for IT professionals
Demonstrate your broad skill sets in SQL Server administration and in building enterprise-scale data solutions both on-premises and in cloud environments.
Earning an MCSE: Data Platform certification will qualify you for jobs such as database analyst and database designer.
|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||Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases||Take course 464||Take exam 464|
|5||Designing Database Solutions for SQL Server||Take course 465||Take exam 465|
- 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: Data Platform certification
You can upgrade these certifications to the MCSE: Data Platform certification.
- MCITP: Database Developer 2008
- MCITP: Database Administrator 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 Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases Take exam 464 4 Designing Database Solutions for SQL Server Take exam 465
- 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:
Title Optional training Required exam Certification earned Recertification for MCSE: Data Platform Not available Take exam 469
Option 2: Recertify through Microsoft Virtual Academy.