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  • Hello everyone, im Uriel:

    A young engineer here, i got a couple of questions:

    Im a DBA and i want to certify myself on some topics that are related to my passion (Which is databases) but i would like some of you to answer this questions based on your experience:

    - I know Microsoft is getting rid of all the MCSA, MCSE, MCSD, etc certifications, but i still have time to make them (After the dead time, which is July 31/21 they will still appear as "active" for 2 more years"): Is it worth to go and study/paid for the MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration?

    - I know that the AZ-900 and the AZ-104 are exams to gain certificates as an "Azure Administrator", but as a DBA, i want the path of the "Azure Database Administrator": Should i take the ones for "Azure Administrator"? (AZ-900, AZ-104, etc) or take the "Azure Database Administrator" ones? (DP-900, DP-300, etc) (The thing is that for Azure Administrator, i got a lot of videos and courses and help to study and train myself, but for the Azure Database Administrator, there's almost nothing online to get me prepared for the exam).

    Thank you all for reading this.

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:40 PM


  • Hi,

    Microsoft is focusing more and more on the role-based certificates, even if some certificates are focused on Azure I they still offer a lot of value.

    Since some of the MCSA, MCSE and MCSD are still available, you may go for them still, once you get certified in any of them you will basically have them for a lifetime.

    Currently it's difficult to say what Microsoft plans for the "on-premise" certifications, but you may also ask more experts in the NEW Microsoft Certification forum over here:

    (Please don't forget to mark helpful replies as answer, thank you!)

    Best regards,

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    • Marked as answer by Uriel Pulido Friday, June 19, 2020 2:45 AM
    Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:21 AM