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MS SQL Server 2012 - Developer specific MCSA Certificate - what are the commuinity's thoughts/opinions? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have been looking at the MCSA / MCP for SQL Server, and it seems to me there should be a Certified DB Developer MCSA comprising these three exams:

    • Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012: 70-461
    • Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases: 70-464
    • Designing Database Solutions for SQL Server 2012: 70-465

    so why isn't there an Associate certificate or award for just development?

    What does everyone think - is this something that's missing?

    Philip

    Thursday, March 21, 2013 10:04 AM

Answers

  • The tests to get the MCSA: SQL Server 2012 cover the administration topics at a very high level, they are topics that any database developer should have an understanding of.  The MCSE test(s) cover them at more of the database administrators level.

    As for Implementing a datawarehouse, that is definitly a developer activity.

    Chuck P

    MCSE:Data Platform


    Chuck Pedretti | Magenic – North Region | magenic.com

    Friday, March 22, 2013 5:14 PM

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  • Hi,

    The developing and designing exams you have listed are included in the new MCSE: Data Platform certification:

    http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2013/03/vexpert-2013-applications-are-now-open.html

    MCSA: SQL Server is the entry level certification for SQL 2012 and the 3 exams that you pass MCSA: SQL Server are also needed for MCSE: Data Platform, so MSCA: SQL Server + 2 additional exams (70-464, 70-465) = MCSE: Data Platform.

    The MCSE: Business Intelligence track also contains SQL 2012: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcse-sql-business-intelligence.aspx#fbid=jMR2BcqA6nQ

      


    Danny van Dam, Citrix CCIA/CCEE Microsoft MCSE Server Infrastructure/MCSE Desktop Infrastructure/MCSA Server 2008, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 http://www.citrix-guru.com http://www.rds-support.eu

    Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:44 AM
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  • to my mind the MCSA Developer would have those three, why do I have to become a DBA and study DB Administration in order for Microsoft to award me an MCSA Database Developer

    What I am really saying is that instead of exams 70-462 and 70-463 I should be able to get MCSA award by taking these

    • Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012: 70-461
    • Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases: 70-464
    • Designing Database Solutions for SQL Server 2012: 70-465

    What does implementing a Data Warehouse or Administering a SQL Server Database have to do with being a db developer?

    Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:04 PM
  • The tests to get the MCSA: SQL Server 2012 cover the administration topics at a very high level, they are topics that any database developer should have an understanding of.  The MCSE test(s) cover them at more of the database administrators level.

    As for Implementing a datawarehouse, that is definitly a developer activity.

    Chuck P

    MCSE:Data Platform


    Chuck Pedretti | Magenic – North Region | magenic.com

    Friday, March 22, 2013 5:14 PM
  • ok, I get that now.

    So perhaps there should be some kind of Certified DB Developer award (like MDDD?) comprising

    • Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012: 70-461
    • Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases: 70-464
    • Designing Database Solutions for SQL Server 2012: 70-465
    • Implementing a DataWarehouse om SQL Server 2012

    I'd go for that rather than MCSA.

    It just seems that something is missing if there isn't an MCSA award using the Developer-centric exams!

    Friday, March 22, 2013 5:24 PM