order of exams to be taken RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, I want to pursue MS SQL Server DBA. Should i need to take 70-641 and 70-642 in this order? Or is it allowed by microsoft to take 70-642 and then take 70-641? And is it mandatory to take training from a microsoft partner institute for appearing in the certification exams? Requesting help.
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 12:26 PM


  • It's just a matter of personal preference as to what order to take exams. There is no requirement to take them in a specific order. There is also no requirement to get training from a Microsoft certified partner prior to sitting for an exam. I have done self-study without formal classroom training prior to taking my certification exams.

    Find your own study material (eg: books, videos, etc), get a practice exam, and practice, practice, practice. Good luck!

    Hope that helps,

    Phil Streiff, MCDBA, MCITP, MCSA

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 1:46 PM