SQL Server

MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

This certification demonstrates your skills and breakthrough insights in developing and maintaining the next wave of mission-critical environments.

MCSA SQL Server 2012-2014

Key technologies

  • SQL Server

What is involved

Earning an MCSA: SQL Server certification qualifies you for a position as a software as a database developer or database analyst.


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


Pass 3 required exams. Be sure to explore the exam prep resources.


Earn your MCSA: SQL server certification.


Earn an MCSE by passing 1 related exam.

Certification Exams and prep resources


Exam 70-461/Course 20461

Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014

This exam is intended for SQL Server database administrators, system engineers, and developers with two or more years of experience, who are seeking to validate their skills and knowledge in writing queries.


Exam 70-462/Course 20462

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases

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.

Exam 70-463/Course 20463

Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014

This exam is primarily intended for ETL and data warehouse developers who create Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, and whose responsibilities include data cleansing, and Extract Transform Load and data warehouse implementation.

MCSA SQL Server 2012-2014MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014

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