MCSA 2012 vs 2016

pxen9205pxen9205 Member Posts: 7 ■□□□□□□□□□
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 Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    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: 11/2019 - RHCSA (RHEL 7); 2/2019 - Updated VCP to 6.5 (just a few days before VMware discontinued the re-cert policy...)
    Working on: RHCE/Ansible
    Future: Probably continued Red Hat Immersion, Possibly VCAP Design, or maybe a completely different path. Depends on job demands...
  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Security +, ITIL Foundation, MPT, EPO, ACAS, HTL behind youMod Posts: 2,752 Mod
    What #blargue said.
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
  • malachi1612malachi1612 Senior Member SwitzerlandMember Posts: 423 ■■■■□□□□□□
    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.
    MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2016, ITIL Foundation, MCSA: Windows 10, MCP

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