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MCSA retiring Jan 2021, equivalent certification?

Hello,

I am interested to work as a Database Administrator, have some experience in the administration and also as a developer. Want to fill in the gaps I have by preparing for certification and get certified. I saw that MCSA(70-461,462,463) was retiring. Those 3 exams syllabus looked like exactly what I need. Now that the certification is retiring, what is the equivalent that covers the same syllabus and a certification that a database administrator would want to have on the resume?

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Vijaya

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MiaMiao-MSFT answered VijayaGudipati-9317 commented

Hi @VijayaGudipati-9317,

Now that the certification is retiring, what is the equivalent that covers the same syllabus and a certification that a database administrator would want to have on the resume?

Quote from this blog: mcsa-mcsd-mcse-certifications-retire-with-continued-investment


If you’re working towards a MCSA, MCSD, or MCSE certification, you’ll want to pass all required exams before they retire. The list below shows existing exams that will retire. Note that training content may continue to be available in these areas even after the exams have retired.


If you have an existing MCSA, MCSD, and MCSE certification, it will remain on your Microsoft transcript, even after the exams retire. In fact, it will remain in the active section of your transcript for two years from January 31, 2020; at that time the certification will be moved to the “inactive” section of your transcript.


If you currently hold a MCSA, MCSD, or MCSE certification, why not update your profile with one of our new role-based certifications that may be relevant to you. Check out our recommended role-based certifications:

So I recommend you pass the exam and get the certificates before they retire, and your Microsoft transcript will remain in the active section for two years from January 31, 2020. And during this period, you can get other certifications and update your profile.
And if you also have questions about certifications, post your questions here : Certification_SupportForum


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Mia
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Thanks Mia. I had accepted it yesterday and also commented to the other replies, but looks like none of it got posted. I just did again now.

Thanks again.

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LeonLaude answered

Hi,

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You can ask the experts in the dedicated Microsoft Certification - Exam Availability forum over here:
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Best regards,
Leon

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NavtejSaini-MSFT answered VijayaGudipati-9317 commented

@VijayaGudipati-9317

The MCSA Azure SQL certifications were supposed to expire in June 2020 but due to COVID situation it has been extended till Jan 2021.

Please go through the document for complete information and path forward for you. - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/posts/mcsa-mcsd-mcse-certifications-retire-with-continued-investment-to-role-based-certifications

Also if you have any further questions regarding the certification, use this page for the getting help - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/help

Thanks
Navtej S

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Thank you Navtej.

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VaibhavChaudhari answered VijayaGudipati-9317 commented

70-461, 70-462, 70-463 is for SQL 2012/2014.

You can go for 70-761, 70-762, 70-764, 70-765. These certifications were launched for SQL 2016.

Even if they get retired, your certification will be active for 2 years.

mcsa-sql2016-database-administration-certification
mcsa-sql2016-database-development-certification


If you need to learn and go for Azure related certification, you can go for AZ-900 (Azure fundamentals) optional and then DP-300 (Azure DB Administration)

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Thank you Vaibhav. 761,762,764 and 765 also retire in Jan 2021. I actually had checked the DP-300 and DP-900 but the syllabus of those 2 exams is not the same as 70-461,462,463.

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nnobas answered rtweedn-4177 commented

Please, how about those who did not pass this exams before their retirement ?

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i have the same question.
what is the new path or what is the new job we pic like a database admin

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