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  • greenday5494

    SSC Enthusiast

    Points: 118

    Hey guys,

    sorry if this is a dumb question. The MS website is confusing to me. What is a good path for a beginner looking to get certs for SQL Server? Most of the ones im finding are 2012 SQL Server. Isn't that a bit outdated at this point? What certs are available? Where can i find more info?

  • Eddie Wuerch

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    Points: 12258

    Go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/browse-all-certifications.aspx

    Under "Filter Role-based certifications by technology or job role", click the 'Technology" box and select 'SQL Server'.

    The current certs will be shown.

    MTA: Base certification, single test. This is optional.

    MCSA: The Certified Solution Associate certifications. Pass one of these as a pre-requisite to earning an MCSE

    MCSE: The Certified Solution Expert certification. If you click on the link for MCSE: Data Management and Analytics, you can drill into all of the different tests and certifications necessary.

    Eddie Wuerch
    MCM: SQL

  • greenday5494

    SSC Enthusiast

    Points: 118

    thank you for your reply.

    What is the difference between MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration and MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014?

  • Grant Fritchey

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    greenday5494 wrote:

    thank you for your reply. What is the difference between MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration and MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014?

    One is for SQL Server version 2016 and the other is for 2012/2014. There will be different questions based on the changes in technology between versions. The latest, and probably the thing to go for, would be SQL Server 2017. For a few more months anyway. SQL Server 2019 is coming out soon.

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  • greenday5494

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    Points: 118

    I didnt see 2017 offered. is it available?

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