MCSA: SQL Server

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Demonstrate your essential skills and breakthrough insights in developing and maintaining the next wave of mission-critical environments. (New to IT? Learn about MTA certification for new entrants.)
Earning an MCSA: SQL Server certification will qualify you for a position as a database developer or database analyst.

SQL Server 2014 certifications are offered only at the MCSE level. The new product features focus on performance tuning and high availability and are best suited for the MCSE level. As a result:

  • The MCSA: SQL Server 2012 credential and associated exams (461/462/463) will remain in market without any alterations. No MCSA: SQL Server 2014 credential will be offered.
  • MCSE: Data Platform (464/465) and MCSE: Business Intelligence (466/467) exams have been updated with SQL Server 2014 topics.


Topic Training Course Exam
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 461 461
Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases 462 462
Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 * 463 463

*This topic and exam can be substituted for a different course. Depending on your needs, we often find that replacing this, with the 20411 Administering Windows Server 2012, to be a best fit.

Other options include the 20412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, 20483: Programming in C# and also Exam 7-417 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012