MCSE: Data Platform

MCSE: Data Platform

Solutions Expert

The globally recognised standard for IT professionals

Demonstrate your broad skill sets in building and administrating 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

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2

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

3

Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

MSCA

After successfully completing steps 1-3, you'll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2012 certification.

4

Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases

5

Designing Solutions for SQL Server

Recertify

This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every three years.

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.

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

MCSE: Data Platform

2

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

MCSA

After successfully completing steps 1-2, you'll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2012 certification.

3

Transition Your MCITP: Database Administrator 2008 or MCITP: Database Developer 2008 to MCSE: Data Platform

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 See lists of withdrawn exams and withdrawn certifications.

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

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Option 2: Recertify through Microsoft Virtual Academy.