Earning the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2012 certification confirms that you have the essential skills needed to develop and maintain mission-critical Microsoft SQL Server 2012 environments. MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification is your first step towards earning an MCSE: Data Platform certification or an MCSE: Business Intelligence certification.
Note: To reflect the inclusion of SQL Server 2014 content in exams 461, 462, and 463, Microsoft Learning has rebranded the MCSA certification to MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014. As changes to each individual exam are modest in size and SQL Server 2012 skills remain relevant, all current MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification holders will have their transcripts updated accordingly to reflect the new credential name. Please see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/mcsa-sql-certification.aspx for certification details.
|Recommended Training||Required Exam|
|Step 1||Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (M20461)||70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014|
|Step 2||Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases (M20462)||70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases|
|Step 3||Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (M20463)||70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014|