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.
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- 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 certification
You can upgrade any MCTS or MCSA certification on SQL Server 2008 to the MCSA: SQL Server 2012 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