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  • Question

  • I’ve been working as Software Developer for more then 6+ years. My area of expertise are .NET and SQL Server. I’ve knowledge of complete software development life cycle. However, during my 6+ years of tenure, I haven’t apply for any Microsoft certification.

    I want to accelerate my career to higher level. So, I was researching on certifications which will help me to achieve that. I want to be strong at backend/cloud; meaning on database side. Because, database/cloud is something all companies are interested in and it doesn’t change like front-end development.

    I’m interested in applying MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development and MCSA: SQL 2016 BI Development certification. However, is it possible for me to skip MTA certification and move on to MCSA certification? Is MTA certification is mandatory pre-requisite? Is database development, legitimate area I should focused to be strong backend developer, in addition, to cloud?

    Can someone, guide me in proper direction?

    Thanks for your response. 


    Monday, July 31, 2017 5:18 PM


  • Hello,

    The MTA is not required.  It is optional and mainly used to gain a base understanding of a topic.  You can go directly for your MCSA.  I would think both would be good starts to move forward with your career.  Depending on which area you really want to focus in will depend on which certification you should go for.  However, if you want to be developing the solutions the SQL 2016 Database Development would be a little more involved with creating database solutions where SQL 2016 would be more working with turning data into solutions for users.  

    • Marked as answer by ShahRushabh Monday, July 31, 2017 6:25 PM
    Monday, July 31, 2017 6:22 PM