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Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Certifications and Training
Agenda
Changes to the Certifications and Exams
Relevance
Broader Skill Set
Recertification
Rigor
Certification
Requirements
Deeper Skill Set
SQL Server 2012 Certification paths
MCA: SQL Server
Master
MCSM: SQL Server
MCSM: Business Intelligence
MCSE: Data Platform
MCSE: Business
Intelligence
Recertification
Recertification
Expert
Developing
Databases
(Exam 464)
Designing
Database Solutions
(Exam 465)
Implementing Data
Models and
Reports
(Exam 466)
Designing Business
Intelligence
Solutions
(Exam 467)
MCSA: SQL Server 2012
Querying
(Exam 461)
Associate
Administering
Databases
(Exam 462)
Implementing a
Data
Warehouse
(Exam 463)
MCSA: SQL Server 2012
Show that you have
a minimum set of
skills to hit the
ground running.
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: SQL Server 2012
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Exam 70-463: Implementing Data Warehouses with Microsoft
SQL Server 2012
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Develop and maintain
the next wave of
mission critical
environments and
breakthrough insights.
Exam 70-462: Administering a Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Database
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Exam 461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
MCSE: Business Intelligence
Showcase your
expert skills at
developing and
deploying rich
business intelligence
solutions.
Deliver more data
to more people
across the
organization.
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert:
Business Intelligence
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Exam 467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL
Server 2012
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Exam 466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with SQL
Server 2012
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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate:
SQL Server 2012
MCSE: Data Platform
Demonstrate your
expertise at
building
enterprise-scale
data solutions.
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert:
Data Platform
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Exam 465: Designing Database Solutions for SQL Server 2012
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Extend your skills
beyond traditional
database
capabilities.
Exam 464: Developing SQL Server 2012 Databases
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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: SQL Server 2012
Database roles convergence
On which tools
are most DBAs
and DBDs
proficient?
• At least 60% of both DBAs and DBDs were at least minimally proficient at SSAS and
PowerShell.
• At least 87% of both DBAs and DBDs were at least minimally proficient at SSIS, SSRS, and
T-SQL.
Do DBDs act as
DBAs?
• 87% of database developers indicated that they had acted as a database administrator
at some point in the past.
• 60% of database developers indicated that they perform database administration tasks
as part of their current role, though it is not their primary role.
Which tasks do a
majority of both
DBAs and DBDs
perform?
• Backup and restore
• Create tables
• Installation
•Performance tuning
•Ad-hoc queries
•Integration services (data quality)
Recertification ensures up-to-date skills
Proves latest
skills in the
solution area
Recertification
Protects your
cert from being
devalued
Replaces
upgrade at
expert level
MCSEs will need In most cases,
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to recertify every requirement will be show upcoming
three years
one exam
inactive date
Recertifying also
earns you the new
MCSA
Expert-level cert
names not
versioned
More challenging item types
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Upgrade paths
Upgrade to MCSE: Data Platform
MCITP: Database Developer
2008 or MCITP: Database
Administrator 2008
Exam – Transition to SQL
Server 2012 Part 1
Exam – Transition to SQL
Server 2012 Part 2
Exam- Transition your MCITP to
MCSE: Data Platform
MCSE: Data Platform*
NOTE: All Upgrade paths are subject to change until final release.
* Requires recertification
Upgrade to MCSE: Business Intelligence
MCITP: Business Intelligence
Developer 2008
Exam – Transition to SQL
Server 2012 Part 1
Exam – Transition to SQL
Server 2012 Part 2
Exam- Transition your
MCITP to MCSE: BI
MCSE: Business Intelligence*
NOTE: All Upgrade paths are subject to change until final release.
* Requires recertification
Upgrade to MCSA: SQL Server 2012
MCTS on SQL Server 2008
Exam
Exam––Transition
Transitionto
toSQL
SQL
Srvr
Server
2012
- 2012
Part Part
1 1
Exam
Exam––Transition
Transitionto
toSQL
SQL
Srvr
Server
2012
2012
Part- Part
2 2
MCSA: SQL Server 2012
NOTE: All Upgrade paths are subject to change until final release.
* Requires recertification
SQL Server InstructorLed Training
Microsoft Official Courseware
Querying Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012
Course 10774
Exam 461
Administering Microsoft® SQL Server®
2012 Databases
Course 10775
Exam 462
Developing Microsoft® SQL Server®
2012 Databases
Course 10776
Exam 464
Implementing a Data Warehouse with
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012
Course 10777
Exam 463
Implementing Data Models and Reports
with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012
Course 10778
Exam 466
Microsoft Press—Exam prep
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Administering Microsoft® SQL Server®
2012 Databases
Implementing a Data Warehouse with
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012
Developing Microsoft® SQL Server®
2012 Databases
Designing Database Solutions for
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Implementing Data Models and Reports
with SQL Server 2012
Designing BI Sols with Microsoft SQL
Server 2012 Platform
Training Kits available mid-August 2012
Rapid Reviews available December 2012
Exam Refs available March 2013
Training Kit,
Rapid Review
Training Kit,
Rapid Review
Training Kit,
Rapid Review
Exam 462
Exam Ref
Exam 464
Exam Ref
Exam 465
Exam Ref
Exam 466
Exam Ref
Exam 467
Exam 461
Exam 463
Additional resources
Microsoft.com/learning
Born to Learn
Microsoftvirtualacademy.com
TechNet.com
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SQL Server certifications
SQL Server training
Learning snacks
Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012
• SQL Server forums
• MCT SQL Server wiki
• Breakthrough Insights using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - Analysis Services
• Breakthrough Insights using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - Scalable data
warehouse
• Breakthrough Insights using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - Reporting
Services
• Cloud on your terms with Microsoft SQL server 2012: Scale on demand
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Download trial version
Virtual labs
Tutorials
Demos
Frequently asked questions
Question
Answer
Why did you change the
certification names?
The names were changed to better reflect the experience, knowledge, and skills that IT
Professionals and Developers need to build and manage technology solutions that may
include multiple technologies, whether on-premise or in the cloud.
When will exams be available to
upgrade from SQL Server 2008?
Upgrade exams will be released by August 2012.
My transcript shows that I earned
the Microsoft Certified Solutions
Associate: SQL Server 2008
certification. How did I get it?
If you passed Exams 70-432 and 70-448, or you have achieved the MCTS: Microsoft SQL
Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance and the MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Business
Intelligence Development and Maintenance certifications, you automatically earn the
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification on SQL Server 2008.
How do these changes impact my
existing Microsoft Certifications?
The existing MCTS, MCITP, and MCPD Certifications are currently valuable in the market
and will remain valuable as long as companies are using the technology covered in your
certification.
How long will I be able to earn an
MCITP or MCTS Certification on
SQL Server 2008?
After April 2013, you will no longer be able to achieve an MCTS or MCITP certification on
SQL Server 2008. However, the MCSA: SQL Server 2008 will still be available to earn.
What happens if I pass a single
exam?
When you pass a single exam, you become a member of the Microsoft Certification
Program. You can share your transcript with others to prove that you passed that exam and
show your progress towards a specific certification.
More frequently asked questions
Question
Answer
What is the recertification
requirement?
To ensure that our certifications remain a meaningful and valuable indicator of candidate’s skills,
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certifications will require recertification every three
years.
Why is this recertification
requirement being implemented?
Recertification ensures that Microsoft Certifications remain a meaningful and valuable indicator of
candidate’s skills. Recertification provides assurance to hiring managers and other stakeholders that
certified candidates have demonstrated continued competence even as the technology has
changed based on service packs, revisions, and new product version releases.
Will MCSA certifications require
recertification also?
The recertification requirement does not apply to Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
certifications.
Why did you raise the
expectations for minimum skills?
We raised the minimum expectations in order to recognize and validate the full set of skills that a
candidate would need to successfully work with across a technology solution and included topics
relevant to working with solutions in the cloud. By increasing the minimum expectations and the
skills validated, individuals will be more successful in working with Microsoft technologies and
better able to satisfy the needs of the organization.
How did you make the exams
more challenging?
There are many aspects to a candidate's perception of how challenging an exam is. We made
changes to our certification program to address each of those aspects, including setting the bar
higher for minimum experience that we expect from successful candidates, validating more difficult
skills, using more challenging question types, and implementing security enhancements in our
exams and test centers.
MCSA: SQL Server 2008
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: SQL Server 2008
The MCSA: SQL Server 2008
certification shows that you
have a minimum set of skills
to hit the ground running.
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Exam 70-448: Implementing Data Warehouses with Microsoft
SQL Server 2012
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Demonstrate your essential
skills on SQL Server 2008 by
earning the MCSA: SQL
Server 2008 certification.
Exam 70-432: Administering a Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Database
Note: MCSA: SQL Server 2008 certification does not count towards the MCSE: Data
Platform or MCSE: Business Intelligence certifications. However, candidates can upgrade
from MCSA: SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012 by taking two exams.
Reinvented for the Cloud
Microsoft has reinvented its certifications by building cloud related skills validation into the industry’s most recognized and respected
certification program. Microsoft Certifications remains the method by which IT Pros and Developers stand out from their peers and for
employers to recognize candidates/employees who have the skills required to be productive. To ensure Microsoft Certifications remain
relevant, they now validate a broader and deeper set of cloud skills and experience across a technology solution.
IT Pro & Developer benefits
Get Recognized
Get hired
Get recognized by peers and
hiring managers. Microsoft
Certification distinguishes the
ability of professionals to
deploy, design, optimize and
operate technologies for
critical IT roles.
Get a job building the future.
Microsoft ensures its
certifications are on the cuttingedge of technology and are
valued by businesses, helping
professionals get hired in today’s
highly competitive market.
A 2011 study showed 86% of
hiring managers indicate IT
certifications are a high or
medium priority during the
candidate evaluation process
– CompTIA Feb, 2011 Press
Release
In a survey of 700 IT professionals,
60% said certification led to a new
job
– Network World, 11/14/2011
Hiring Manager benefits
Get qualified candidates
Get verification employee
knowledge is current
.
A certification research report, 64 % of
IT hiring managers rate certifications
as having extremely high or high
value in validating the skills and
expertise of job candidates–
Channelinsider.com, 2011-10-19
A certification research report, 89%
of IT hiring managers say that IT
certifications help confirm subject
matter knowledge and expertise–
Channelinsider.com, 2011-10-19
New Technical Certification Names
Microsoft Certified
Solutions Master
Master
(MCSM)
Microsoft
Microsoft
Certified
Certified
Solutions
Solutions Expert
Developer
Expert
(MCSE)
(MCSD)
Microsoft Certified
Solutions Associate
(MCSA)
Associate
Hiring Manager
Easy to
communicate
Level 2 is the
destination
Brand recognition
MS Press—Planned books
Virtual Machine Plan
Hardware Level 6
Minimum level – no less than 8GB RAM, more is better
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 host machines
Base 11A (WS2008R2 + HyperV SP1)
MIA-DC (domain controller, 512MB)
MIA-SQL1 (SQL 2012, no BI components)
Used by 10774, 10775, 10776
MIA-SQLBI (SQL 2012, all BI components, Sharepoint)
Used by 10777, 10778
Internet access for SQL Azure
Introducing the TMG VM…
MSL Hardware Level 6
• Intel 64bit Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) or AMD Virtualization
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(AMD-V) processor (2.8 GHz dual core or better recommended)
Dual 120 GB hard disks 7200 RPM SATA or better*
4 GB RAM expandable to 8GB or higher
DVD drive
Network adapter
Super VGA (SVGA) 17-inch monitor
Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
Sound card with amplified speakers
SQL Azure
SQL Azure: an integrated story for off-premise data
Options for existing SQL training
In SQL 2012 Courseware
Design approach
Labs
Student Azure Accounts
Custom Deliveries
Many diverse secondary audiences
Modules & Labs designed for modularity
Examples
T-SQL for Report Developers
Four day: first four days of 10774 + 10778 module 3
Data Quality in SQL Server 2012
One day: 10777 modules 7, 9, 10
Building Reports and Visualizations with SQL Server 2012
Two day: 10778 modules 2, 3, 10, 11, 13
Student Azure Accounts
10774: Writing Queries Using Microsoft® SQL
Server® 2012 Transact-SQL
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Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012
Module 2: Introduction to Transact SQL Querying
Module 3: Writing SELECT Statements
Module 4: Combining Data from Multiple Tables
Module 5: Filtering and Sorting Data
Module 6: Working with SQL Server Data Types
Module 7: Using Built-In Functions
Module 8: Grouping and Aggregating Data
Module 9: Using Subqueries
Module 10: Using Table Expressions
• Module 11: Use Set Operators
• Module 12: Using Window Ranking,
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Offset and Aggregate Functions
Module 13: Pivoting and Grouping Sets
Module 14: Writing Specialized Queries
Module 15: Executing Stored Procedures
Module 16: Programming with T-SQL
Module 17: Implementing Error Handling
Module 18: Implementing Transactions
Module 19: Querying SQL Server
Metadata
Module 20: Improving Query
Performance
10775: Course 10775A: Administering a Microsoft®
SQL Server® 2012 Database
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Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and
its Toolset
Module 2: Preparing Systems for SQL Server
2012
Module 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server
2012
Module 4: Working with Databases
Module 5: Understanding SQL Server 2012
Recovery Models
Module 6: Backup of SQL Server 2012 Databases
Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases
Module 8: Importing and Exporting Data
Module 9: Authenticating and Authorizing Users
Module 10: Assigning Server and Database Roles
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Module 11: Authorizing Users to Access Resources
Module 12: Auditing SQL Server Environments
Module 13: Automating SQL Server 2012
Management
Module 14: Configuring Security for SQL Server
Agent
Module 15: Monitoring SQL Server 2012 with
Alerts and Notifications
Module 16: Performing Ongoing Database
Maintenance
Module 17: Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012
Module 18: Monitoring SQL Server 2012
Module 19: Managing Multiple Servers
Module 20: Troubleshooting Common SQL Server
2012 Administrative Issues
10776: Developing a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Database
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Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its
Toolset
Module 2: Working with Data Types
Module 3: Designing and Implementing Tables
Module 4: Ensuring Data Integrity through
Constraints
Module 5: Planning for SQL Server 2012 Indexing
Module 6: Implementing Table Structures in SQL
Server 2012
Module 7: Reading SQL Server 2012 Execution
Plans
Module 8: Improving Performance through NonClustered Indexes
Module 9: Designing and Implementing Views
Module 10: Designing and Implementing Stored
Procedures
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Module 11: Merging Data and Passing Tables
Module 12: Designing and Implementing UserDefined Functions
Module 13: Creating Highly Concurrent SQL Server
2012 Applications
Module 14: Handling Errors in T-SQL Code
Module 15: Responding to Data Manipulation via
Triggers
Module 16: Implementing Managed Code in SQL
Server 2012
Module 17: Storing XML Data in SQL Server 2012
Module 18: Querying XML Data in SQL Server 2012
Module 19: Working with SQL Server 2012 Spatial
Data
Module 20: Working with Full-Text Indexes and
Queries
10777: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server
2012
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Module 1: Introduction to Data Warehouse Concepts
Module 2: Data Warehouse Hardware Considerations
Module 3: Designing and Implementing a Data Warehouse
Module 4: Creating an ETL Solution with SSIS
Module 5: Implementing Control Flow in an SSIS Package
Module 6: Debugging and Troubleshooting SSIS Packages
Module 7: Implementing an Incremental ETL Process
Module 8: Incorporating Data from the Cloud in a Data Warehouse
Module 9: Enforcing Data Quality
Module 10: Using Master Data Services
Module 11: Extending SSIS
Module 12: Deploying and Configuring SSIS Packages
Module 13: Consuming Data in a Data Warehouse
10778: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL
Server 2012
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Module 1: Overview of Reporting and Data Modeling
Module 2: Implementing Reports with Reporting Services
Module 3: Supporting Self-Service Reporting
Module 4: Managing a Reporting Infrastructure
Module 5: Creating Multidimensional Databases
Module 6: Working with Cubes and Dimensions
Module 7: Working with Measures and Measure Groups
Module 8: Introduction to MDX
Module 9: Customizing Cube Functionality
Module 10: Implementing a PowerPivot for Excel Workbook
Module 11: Introduction to Data Analysis Expression (DAX)
Module 12: Implementing a Tabular Database
Module 13: Creating Data Visualizations With Crescent
Module 14: Performing Predictive Analysis with Data Mining

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