MCSA 2012 vs 2016

pxen9205pxen9205 Posts: 7Member ■□□□□□□□□□
Hey all

Finding answers on both sides online, according to Microsofts website, 2012 Server will be supported until 2023 - So that implies that it will be around for a while yet before companies start to move to 2016, its worth getting certified in 2012. Do you agree with that?

Second - What about SQL 2012? I don't think that is as simple a decision. Any insights for a new MSCA study path? Thanks everyone.


  • blargoeblargoe Posts: 4,165Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    If you are already down the path toward 2012 and/or already support 2012 or have experience doing so, by all means get the 2012 now and then do the 2016 upgrade.

    If none of the above, I would just cert on 2016.
    IT guy since 12/00

    Recent: 1/29/2018 - Passed 70-743 - MCSA 2016 Complete; 1/13/2018 - Passed 70-411 - MCSA 2012 complete
    Working on: Being a better coder, build/test/deploy automation fundamentals
    Future: Renew VCP (due 2/2019), possibly with an adjacent VCP or VCAP
  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Senior Member behind youPosts: 2,624Mod Mod
    What #blargue said.
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
  • malachi1612malachi1612 Senior Member UKPosts: 381Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    2016 if you starting from scratch. I did the same last year even though I was told to do 2012 then upgrade to 2016. Glad I ignored them and went straight onto 2016.
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