MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration

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This certification retires on January 31, 2021. You will no longer be able to earn this certification after this date. Any certifications you earn prior to their retirement dates will continue to appear on your transcript in the Certification Dashboard. You can also browse all retired certifications.

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

Job role: Database Administrator

Required exams: 70-764 70-765

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MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration

Skills measured

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Certification exams

  • 70-764: Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure

    Languages: en

    Retirement date:

    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.

    Price based on the country in which the exam is proctored.

    for Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure

    All objectives of the exam are covered in depth so you'll be ready for any question on the exam.

  • 70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases

    Languages: en

    Retirement date:

    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.

    Price based on the country in which the exam is proctored.

    for Provisioning SQL Databases

    All objectives of the exam are covered in depth so you'll be ready for any question on the exam.

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** Complete this exam before the retirement date to ensure it is applied toward your certification. After the retirement date, please refer to the related certification for exam requirements.