SQL Server

MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

This certification demonstrates your skills with database installation, maintenance, configuration, and provisioning tasks.

MCSA SQL 2016 Database Admin

Key technologies

  • SQL Server

What is involved

Earning an MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration certification qualifies you for a position as a database administrator or infrastructure specialist.

STEP 1 - SKILLS

Possess foundational IT skills. If you feel that you do not possess these skills, consider pursuing one or more Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications.

STEP 2 - EXAMS

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

STEP 3 - CERTIFICATION

Earn your MCSA: SQL Database Administration server certification.

STEP 4 - CONTINUING EDUCATION

Earn an MCSE by passing 1 related exam.

Certification Exams and prep resources

70-764

Exam 70-764/Course 20764

Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure

This exam is intended for database professionals who perform installation, maintenance, and configuration tasks. Other responsibilities include setting up database systems, making sure those systems operate efficiently, and regularly storing, backing up, and securing data from unauthorized access.

70-765

Exam 70-765/Course 20765

Provisioning SQL Databases

This exam is intended for architects, senior developers, infrastructure specialists, and development leads. Candidates have a working knowledge of the various cloud service models and service model architectures, data storage options, and data synchronization techniques. Candidates also have a working knowledge of deployment models, upgrading and migrating databases, and applications and services, in addition to integrating Azure applications with external resources.

MCSA SQL 2016 Database AdminMCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration

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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.