DBA Certification

  • stevec883

    Old Hand

    Points: 362

    I have noticed the 2016 server exams are expiring Jan 31, 2021. I need to get certified as a DBA (as part of my "newbie" orientation to SQL), but I can not find information on what the new, or next, certification for MS SQL DBA will be; does anyone know? I can't find 2019 exams yet, for example.

  • anthony.green

    SSC Guru

    Points: 112475

    There will be no SQL 2019 exams.

    Microsoft are moving away from "product" focused exams to "role" focused exams and are all based on the Azure platform.

    After 70-761/70-762 70-764/70-765 70-767/70-768 are retired, the next path would be the DP exams.

    DP-100 (generally available)

    DP-200&DP-201 (generally available)

    DP-300 (this is currently in beta)

     

    There are other DP exams out their for specific technologies like DP-060, but if you want to follow the "traditional" path then 764/765 will be replaced with DP-300 for the "DBA" role.

  • stevec883

    Old Hand

    Points: 362

    Thanks for the info. I think I might give some thought into just doing those 2 exams before the end of Jan and having the "legacy" cert, that will go on the resume as a small feather, same as the new exams.

  • anthony.green

    SSC Guru

    Points: 112475

    The cert will be on your "active" portion of your transcript for 2 years after the exams/courses/certs retire.  After the 2 years it will move to the "inactive" section, so they are still worth progressing, especially as most people will still have some on-prem setups, even after they can/when move to the cloud.

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