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Which MCSSA SQL certification is more in demand? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi guys, I just graduated in Computer Science,

    and I'd like to embark myself into getting a some certifications to make my cv more appealing.

    Now, I perfectly understand that certifications won't guarantee me getting a job and that work-experience is more important. But I have to start somewhere.

    But getting a certification will improve my knowledge as also could potentially give me and edge over candidates who like me don't have work-experience.

    Now MCSA sql certifications are:

    1-Database Administration

    2-Business intelligence

    3-Database development

    Which one of those is in your opinion more in demand?

    Friday, January 12, 2018 4:09 PM

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  • First, congrats. I wouldn't look at it necessarily what is in demand because it's usually your experience over certifications.  The kind of work are you looking to focus in more would be a better thing to look at.  Any of them definitely give you a little edge on the competition because it shows you are willing to put effort forth.  There will be a lot of overlapping of the type of work each one does so don't feel like you won't get a position because you chose one over the others.

    If I were to order them, I'd put them in Database Administration, Database Development, and lastly Business Intelligence.

    • Marked as answer by spupazza Friday, January 12, 2018 6:54 PM
    Friday, January 12, 2018 4:56 PM
  • Thanks for replying. Just another question:

    Do you know which book to study from for the preparations of Database administration?

    Thanks in advance.

    Sunday, January 14, 2018 5:38 PM
  • I didn't use a book when I was studying but you can always go with the Microsoft exam reference books, not the greatest but it's a good starting place.  

    These tests put a lot of focus on Azure as well so I'd recommend becoming somewhat familiar with that as well if you aren't already.

    Providing links to resources that I found useful, some within are better than others at explaining topics but they're not bad overall. 

    https://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertip/4696/exam-material-for-the-microsoft-70764-administering-a-sql-database-infrastructure/

    https://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertip/4734/microsoft-70765-exam-materials--provisioning-sql-databases/

    • Marked as answer by spupazza Monday, January 22, 2018 4:32 PM
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 12:38 AM