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SQL 2012 Ceretification RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am planning to go for SQL certification.

    But i am getting confusion that whether i go with SQL 2008 then 2012. Or directly to 2012.

    Please need your recommendations.

    Thursday, March 28, 2013 2:38 AM

Answers

  • If you are already knowledgeable about SQL 2008, you could first get a MCITP on this version. This requieres 2 exams, for instance, 432+450 if you aim for Database Administrator. However, note that 450 is due to be retired at the end of July.

    You can then upgrade into a MCSE on SQL 2012 by taking 457 + 458 + 459. This means that you would get certified on both 2008 and 2012 with a total of 5 exams. This is the same number of exams that you would need if you aimed directly into 2012 (461 + 462 + 463 + 464 + 465).

    Therefore, I would recommend that you go first for 2008 and then for 2012, to achieve both certifications with the same number of exams. This is on the condition that you are confident that you will be able to pass 70-450 before it is retired.

    I followed this path myself, and just finished upgrading to 2012 a couple of weeks ago; I can verify that the upgrade is reasonably straightforward and you shouldn't find any undue difficulties if you know the subject matter.

    • Marked as answer by VijayKSQL Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:04 PM
    Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:47 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    The new MCSA and MCSE tracks are based on SQL 2012 so I would go for 2012, you can start with MCSA: SQL Sever:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcsa-sql-certification.aspx#fbid=uRmovQattCl

    And then you might consider to achieve the MCSE: Data platform or MCSE: Business Intelligence:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcse-sql-data-platform.aspx#fbid=uRmovQattCl

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcse-sql-business-intelligence.aspx#fbid=uRmovQattCl


    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 28, 2013 8:31 AM
    Moderator
  • If you are already knowledgeable about SQL 2008, you could first get a MCITP on this version. This requieres 2 exams, for instance, 432+450 if you aim for Database Administrator. However, note that 450 is due to be retired at the end of July.

    You can then upgrade into a MCSE on SQL 2012 by taking 457 + 458 + 459. This means that you would get certified on both 2008 and 2012 with a total of 5 exams. This is the same number of exams that you would need if you aimed directly into 2012 (461 + 462 + 463 + 464 + 465).

    Therefore, I would recommend that you go first for 2008 and then for 2012, to achieve both certifications with the same number of exams. This is on the condition that you are confident that you will be able to pass 70-450 before it is retired.

    I followed this path myself, and just finished upgrading to 2012 a couple of weeks ago; I can verify that the upgrade is reasonably straightforward and you shouldn't find any undue difficulties if you know the subject matter.

    • Marked as answer by VijayKSQL Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:04 PM
    Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:47 AM