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SQL Server Exams

Discussion in 'SQL Exams' started by chicola, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. chicola

    chicola Bit Poster

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    Hi,

    I want to take some SQL Server MCPs to show to possible employers that I have been learning this. I want to set up some home labs and take the exams below:

    70-461 – writing SQL queries
    70-462 – Administering SQL 2012

    My question is what do these MCPs count towards? I have an MCSE, although it is based on 2003 server because I did it years ago.

    Thanks.
     
  2. crazy horse

    crazy horse Byte Poster

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    Hello, Microsoft's learning pages have really good information on their certification and pathway from entry level (MTA) to MCSA/MCSE.

    For your SQL Server qualifications, go here: https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcsa-sql-certification.aspx

    The 461, 462 make up 2/3 of the MCSA: SQL Server qualification and you would need to follow up with the 463 to gain the full accreditation.

    If you have no previous DBA experience you might want to initially consider the MTA: Database fundamentals before diving straight in to the MCP without any real life hands on.
     
  3. chicola

    chicola Bit Poster

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    Thanks, I will take a look at these pages. I'll probably start with the MCPs as I have already obtained an MCSE when it was based on server 2003 technology. It looks like they've changed this so you can get an MCSA / MCSE specialised to different areas.
     
  4. crazy horse

    crazy horse Byte Poster

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    Great, best of luck with your studying.
     

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