SQL Server

MCSA: Machine Learning

Earn a Microsoft Machine Learning certification and build your professional career in Machine Learning, Data Science and Analytics

This certification demonstrates your expertise in operationalizing Microsoft Azure machine learning and Big Data with R Server and SQL R Services.

MCSA Machine Learning

Key technologies

  • Microsoft R Server
  • SQL R Services
  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Bot Framework
  • Cognitive Services

What is involved

Earning an MCSA: Machine Learning demonstrates knowledge relevant to Machine Learning, Data Scientists and Data Analysts positions, particularly those who process and analyze large data sets using R and use Azure cloud services to build and deploy intelligent solutions. It is the first step on your path to becoming a Data Management and Analytics Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).


Possess machine learning, data science or analytics experience through existing knowledge.


Pass 2 required exams. Be sure to explore the exam prep resources.


Earn your MCSA: Machine Learning.


Earn an MCSE by passing 1 related exam.

Certification Exams and prep resources

Microsoft Technology Associate is an entry-level certification that validates fundamental technology knowledge.


Exam 70-773/Course 20773

Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R

Candidates for this exam are data scientists or analysts who process and analyze data sets larger than memory using R. Candidates should have experience with R, familiarity with data structures, familiarity with basic programming concepts (such as control flow and scope), and familiarity with writing and debugging R functions.


Exam 70-774/Course 20774

Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning

Candidates for this exam are data scientists or analysts who use Azure cloud services to build and deploy intelligent solutions. Candidates have a good understanding of Azure data services and machine learning and are familiar with common data science processes such as filtering and transforming data sets, model estimation, and model evaluation.
Candidates for this exam should have experience publishing effective APIs for knowledge intelligence.

MCSA Machine LearningMCSA:Machine Learning

Operationalizing Microsoft Azure machine learning and big data with R Server and SQL R Services

Completed this certification?

MCSE Data Management and AnalyticsMCSE: Data Management and Analytics
Demonstrate your broad skill sets in SQL administration, building enterprise-scale data solutions, and leveraging business intelligence data – both on-premises and in cloud environments.