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Note This certification will retire on March 31, 2017. When the certification retires, all individuals whose transcripts list this certification as active on or after September 26, 2016, will retain the active status.
Find out about the replacement certification, MCSE: Data Management and Analytics.
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 such jobs 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 Take exam 469
Option 2: Recertify through Microsoft Virtual Academy.