Exam 70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases

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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.


As of March 2017, this exam was updated. To learn more about these changes and how they affect the skills measured, please download and review the exam 70-765 change document.

Part of the requirements for: MCSA: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration

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  • 70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases

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    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.

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Skills measured

  • Implement SQL in Azure (40-45%)
  • Manage databases and instances (30-35%)
  • Manage Storage (30-35%)

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There may be certifications and prerequisites related to "Exam 70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases"

  • MCSA: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations

    This certification demonstrates your expertise in Microsoft Dynamics 365 technologies to implement the basic technical and development tasks required to customize Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations. This audience typically includes technical consultants, programmers, and IT personnel.

  • MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration

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

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