SQL Server 2012 Certifications Overview

SlowhandSlowhand Mod Posts: 5,161 Mod
Here's a quick run-down of the new SQL Server 2012 certifications from Microsoft.

MCSA: SQL Server
This cert requires three exams and is considered by Microsoft as a foundation for other SQL Server certifiations. This certification requires no renewal exams and remains current as long as Windows SQL Server 2012 is supported by Microsoft:

icon_arrow.gif70-461 - Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
icon_arrow.gif70-462 - Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
icon_arrow.gif70-463 - Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

After that, we have two different MCSE paths for SQL Server 2012. As with other Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert certifications, these require renewal every three years.

MCSE: Data Platform
This is a cert targeted at database developers, designing database solutions.

icon_arrow.gifMCSA: SQL Server 2012 (Prerequisite)
icon_arrow.gif70-464 - Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
icon_arrow.gif70-465 - Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2012

MCSE: Business Intelligence
This is a cert for database administrators, managing and maintaining SQL Server in the enterprise.

icon_arrow.gifMCSA: SQL Server 2012 (Prerequisite)
icon_arrow.gif70-466 - Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
icon_arrow.gif70-467 - Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

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  • RobertKaucherRobertKaucher Member Posts: 4,299 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Here are some links regarding the upgrade paths. Apparently you only need the MCTS exams (432 and 44icon_cool.gif to take the upgrade exams for MCSA: SQL Server 2012.

    Upgrade Path from MCITP: DatabaseAdministrator/MCSA on SQL Server 2008

    icon_arrow.gif Exam 70-457: Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 1
    icon_arrow.gif Exam 70-458: Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 2
  • knownheroknownhero Member Posts: 450
    Thanks for this. Booked the 461 for end of Feb.
    70-410 [x] 70-411 [x] 70-462[x] 70-331[x] 70-332[x]
    MCSE - SharePoint 2013 :thumbup:

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