MCSE Data Platform certification

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Advance  your skills in building database solutions on-premise and in the cloud

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.

Required exams and recommended training

Required Exam Recommended Training 
70-461 Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (M20461)
70-462 Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (M20462) 
70-463*  Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (M20463)

After successfully completing the above, you'll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2012 certification.

(*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.)

Required Exam Recommended Training 
70-464 Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases (M20464)
70-465  Designing Solutions for SQL Server (M20465) 

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 upgrade these certifications to the MCSE: Data Platform certification.

MCITP: Database Developer 2008
MCITP: Database Administrator 2008

Required exams to upgrade to MCSE Data Platform certification

Exam Number Exam Title
70-457 Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 1
70-458  Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 2

After successfully completing the above, you'll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2012 certification.

Exam Number Exam Title
70-459 Transition Your MCITP: Database Administrator 2008 or MCITP: Database Developer 2008 to MCSE: Data Platform

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