SQL Server 2012: New Certifications

As a follow-up to my post SQL Server “Denali”: New Certifications, the seven exams for SQL Server 2012 are:

  • Querying Microsoft SQL Server (70-461) [BI and DBA] (info) (course)
  • Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (70-462) [DBA] (info)
  • Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (70-464) [DBA] (info)
  • Designing Database Solutions for SQL Server 2012 (70-465) [DBA] (info)
  • Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (70-463) [BI] (info) (course)
  • Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (70-466) [BI] (info) (course)
  • Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (70-467) [BI] (info)

I have indicated which role (“Business Intelligence” [BI] or “Database Professionals” [DBA]) each exam fits into.  The unanswered questions I have is how will this work: Will you be awarded a MCTS for each test, and then a MCITP if you pass the four exams for each role?  Will any of these test have prerequisites?  What will the upgrade path be if you have SQL Server 2008 certifications?

It appears these exams will be available in June, 2012.

New this year is that SQL Server 2012 Professional-level certifications will require recertification every three years.  For more info, check out Sneak Peek: SQL Server 2012 learning products in development.

More info:

Learning resources from Microsoft

About James Serra

James is SQL Server MVP and a independent consultant with the title of Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse/Master Data Management Architect and Developer, specializing in the Microsoft SQL Server BI stack.
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12 Responses to SQL Server 2012: New Certifications

  1. RJ says:

    Hello,
    I was preparing for SQL server 2008 70-432, with SQL server 2012 release around the corner should i wait and appear the 2012 certification or get the SQ server 2008 certification now. I have been preparing for SQL Server 2008, along with a job so the preparation got prolonged.

    • James Serra says:

      Hi RJ,

      It depends on your current job situation. It will likely be 6-12 months before the 2012 exams are out. So if getting the 70-432 certification will help your career in the next year, you might want to take it. If you are not looking to make a job move, then you can wait.

  2. sandesh says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I have completed Exam 70-455 in 2010 (Upgrade: Transition Your MCITP- SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Developer to MCITP-SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Developer)

    Is there any Upgrade path from SQL Server 2008 to 2012 in BI and DW specific?

    Regards,

    Sandesh

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  4. Hello i have got a promotion code to pass the exam Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 070-464. but i am really meeting troubles in finding documentations or exam tests. could you please enlightened me

  5. srinivasa HV says:

    Hi,
    I am MCTIP certified for sql server 2005 .it will be the good idea to take exam of sql server 2012 ? in next year we are going to migrate one of our sql server from 2005 to 2012 .any quick responce will be apriciated.

    Thanks
    Srinivasa HV

  6. Jen says:

    Dear

    I’d like to get the SQL server 2008 certification and would like to know which course that I should prepare before taking the exam. How many exams should I take to qualify the certification.

    Thank you very much,
    Jen

  7. Thulasi says:

    Hi James,
    Thanks for the information. Can you please let me know what certifications needs to complete for SQL DBA to get the MCITP in SQL Server 2012 in below ones?

    Querying Microsoft SQL Server (70-461) [BI and DBA] (info) (course)
    Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (70-462) [DBA] (info)
    Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (70-464) [DBA] (info)
    Designing Database Solutions for SQL Server 2012 (70-465) [DBA] (info)

    Regards,
    Thulasi.

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