SQL Server certifications have always been at the bedrock of my career. When Microsoft switched to a 2-year release cycle for SQL Server, I always felt behind certification-wise.
I do like Microsoft certifications, and I know not everyone agrees with me on this. I’ve had a very positive past experiences whereby I failed an exam, learnt what I needed and past subsequently. It was very satisfying.
Anyhow, I like to browse the certifications and it’s not easy as you have to drill into each certification path, so here is an easier to understand (well for me anyway), showing all the current SQL 2016 certifications.
I don’t have the MCSA and I’m currently considering which one to study, I think the Database Development appeals to me the most at the moment.
SQL Server Certifications (MCSA SQL 2016)
There are 3 flavours; BI, DBA and TSQL (as I call ’em)
70-767 Implementing an SQL Data Warehouse
70-768 Developing SQL Data Models
70-764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure
70-765 Provisioning SQL Databases
70-761 Querying Data with Transact-SQL
70-762 Developing SQL Databases