MCSA: SQL Server 2012

The globally recognized standard for IT professionals

The MCSA: SQL Server 2012 demonstrate your essential skills and breakthrough insights in developing and maintaining the next wave of mission-critical environments.

Earning an MCSA: SQL Server certification will qualify you for a position as a database developer or database analyst.

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 certification shows that you have the primary set of Windows Server skills that are relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment. The MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification is a prerequisite for earning the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification, the MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification, or the MCSE: Private Cloud certification.

If you currently hold any of the following certifications, you can upgrade to the MCSA: Windows Server with one Exam:

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2008
  • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator
  • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator
  • MCITP: Lync Server Administrator
  • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator
  • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator

Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

  • Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Module 2: Getting Started with SQL Azure
  • Module 3: Introduction to T-SQL Querying
  • Module 4: Writing SELECT Queries
  • Module 5: Querying Multiple Tables
  • Module 6: Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Module 7: Working with SQL Server 2012 Data Types
  • Module 8: Using Built-In Functions
  • Module 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data
  • Module 10: Using Subqueries
  • Module 11: Using Table Expressions
  • Module 12: Using Set Operators
  • Module 13: Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions
  • Module 14: Pivoting and Grouping Sets
  • Module 15: Querying SQL Server Metadata
  • Module 16: Executing Stored Procedures
  • Module 17: Programming with T-SQL
  • Module 18: Implementing Error Handling
  • Module 19: Implementing Transactions
  • Module 20: Improving Query Performance

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

  • 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
  • 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

Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

  • Module 1: Introduction to Data Warehousing
  • Module 2: Data Warehouse Hardware
  • 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 into a Data Warehouse
  • Module 9: Enforcing Data Quality
  • Module 10: Using Master Data Services
  • Module 11: Extending SQL Server Integration Services
  • Module 12: Deploying and Configuring SSIS Packages
  • Module 13: Consuming Data in a Data Warehouse

The duration for MCSA SQL Server 2012 is:

Regular Track: 120 Hours (60 Days)

Fast Track: 120 Hours (30 Days)

Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is intended for SQL Server database administrators, system engineers, and developers with two or more years of experience, who are seeking to validate their skills and knowledge in writing queries.

Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Who should take this exam?

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.

Exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is primarily intended for ETL and data warehouse developers who create Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, and whose responsibilities include data cleansing, and Extract Transform Load and data warehouse implementation.

Before attending our Microsoft SQL Server 2012 course, we recommend that students have a working knowledge of transact-SQL and relational databases.

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