Microsoft is celebrating the 20 year anniversary of Microsoft Certification as of January 2012. Microsoft Certification has been around that long because certifications have value. People earn them in order to gain proof of job skills, get recognized by their peers, or to differentiate themselves from other job candidates. IT ProsCertifications enable you to be better prepared to get a job. Certifications also increase visibility/marketability of individuals who have earned themProof points: In a survey of 700 IT professionals last November, 60% said certification led to a new job. Certifications differentiate you from your peers which helps you get aheadIn that same survey, 58% said certification led to a salary boost or bonus, 63% said it led to a promotionCertifications also provide recognitionof your knowledge & skills not just to employers, but also to peersHiring ManagersToday’s technology landscape shows a continued need for highly skilled technical people. In a survey of over 200 technology executives worldwide, 92% of respondents indicate it is challenging for IT organizations to secure the necessary skills for large infrastructureCertifications provide documented level of assurance that employees are competent81% of Hiring Managers feel that certified individuals perform better, according to our own MCP surveyThe regular assessment process will improve staff responsibility, commitment and motivation79% of Hiring manager agree that certified individuals are more efficient.The majority of hiring managers consider certification as a factor when they are looking at resumes. It’s not necessarily going to trump work experience, but if you’re being compared to someone with work experience and no certification, you look like the better candidate when you have both.
While the reasons for earning a certification may not have changed over the last 20 years, we need to continue to strengthen the benefits of certification. Microsoft has re-invented its certification program and is introducing a new wave of certifications to ensure people remain relevant, and to make our certifications even more valuable and meaningful to achieve than ever before.Cloud solutions introduce a need for a BROADER RANGE of skills. Microsoft Certifications now validate a broader set of skills and experience across a technology solutionsrather than an individual technology. Microsoft cloud services are continuously updated with the latest technology solutions. Microsoft’s certification program also places an emphasis on cutting edge technology skills sets and introduces the need for IT Pros and Developers to be up to-date on the latest technologies.Therefore Microsoft cert must continually validate current skill sets.CLOUD COMPUTING ultimately allows IT Pros & developers to FOCUS ON MISSION CRITICAL ACTIVITIES for organizations. THIS RAISES THE BAR OF REQUIRED EXPERTISE for IT Pro and Developers. Microsoft’s reinvented certifications test on a DEEPER setof knowledge that is mapped to real-world business context. Rather than testing only on a feature of a technology, people are now tested on MORE ADVANCED SKILLS and DEEPER UNDERSTANDING of the technology. That’s why Microsoft has reinvented its certification program - to ensure IT Pros and Developers have the expertise necessary to be productive in the cloud and to ensure that the key benefits of certification continue to remain relevant.
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The MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification shows that you have a minimum set of skills to hit the ground running, and differentiates you as better able to work with SQL Server 2012 in a real-world business context. Note that MCSA has a version number in the certification title, and recert is not required. New versioned certification would be released when next version of SQL Server comes out.The MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification enables DB and BI professionals to acquire essential skills to develop and maintain the next wave of mission critical environments, and sets a foundation for advanced certification. Demonstrate your proficiency in querying to potential hiring managers. CLOUD COMPUTING ultimately allows IT Prosto FOCUS ON MISSION CRITICAL ACTIVITIES for organizations. THIS RAISES THE BAR OF REQUIRED EXPERTISE for IT Professionals. The MCSA SQL Server 2012 validates a DEEPER setof knowledge that is mapped to real-world business context. Rather than testing only on a feature of a technology, people are now tested on MORE ADVANCED SKILLS and DEEPER core UNDERSTANDING of the full technology in order to ensure that they can be successful on the job.
The MCSE: Business Intelligence certification showcases your expert skills at developing and deploying visually-rich business intelligence solutions and reports. Deliver more data to more people across the organization.Note that the certification title has no version number or product name, but the exam names do. MCSE covers multiple versions and multiple products. Our certifications used to validate that the candidate had the skills and experience with one technology. The truth of the matter is that a candidate called to manage Business Intelligence solutions at work actually works across multiple technologies. In the case of MCSE: BI, we offer a certification that validates that a candidate has the skills and experience with the entire solution, including Sharepoint, SQL Azure, and Excel in addition to SQL Server 2012.Recertification required every three years.Deliver invaluable self-service BI applications (BI Professionals)Future proof your BI expertise with advanced-level BI Professional Certification, your gateway to the skills and techniques to design, build and deploy solutions that deliver more data to more people across the organization.
The MCSE: Data Platform certification demonstrates your expertise at building enterprise-scale data solutions across on-premises or cloud environments. Note that the certification title has no version number or product name, but the exam names do.Recertification required every three yearsExtend your skills beyond traditional database capabilities by earning the MCSE: Data Platform certification.MCSA: SQL Server 2012 is a Pre-requisite certification: validates core technology skills on SQL Server 2012
We did a lot of research as we developed the certifications for SQL Server 2012, including an audience survey that delved into what skill levels people in different roles had for specific tasks and tools. We discovered some pretty interesting stuff. This research was validated through other surveys and research as well, when we determined what the specific objectives should be. this research is the foundation of the decision to combine the DBA/DBD roles from previous certs into the new DB Platform path. As we mentioned earlier when we talked about the MCSA, we identified a set of skills that BI developers, database developers, AND database administrators all needed to be at least minimally proficient at—these are the skills represented in the MCSA: SQL Server 2012. In addition to the skills shared by all three roles, there was a significant overlap between the tasks/tools at which DBAs needed to be proficient, and those at which DBDs needed to be proficient. The skills at which only DBDs were proficient tended to be more pure developer skills, such as .NET development. The skills at which DBAs alone were proficient tended to be ones that will become less frequent as cloud becomes more prevalent.The new MCSE certifications are really forward-looking, and extend beyond the traditional database capabilities.External articles also reflect the evolution of database roles:http://thomaslarock.com/2012/03/5-critical-trends-for-the-data-professional-of-the-future/
Recert proves latest skills in a solution area—which may include a new release of the primary technology or related technologies.Protects your cert from being devalued by those who claim to be certified but do not update their skills.At MCSElevel: no upgrade, only recert. If you stay current today through an upgrade path, then this will feel very similar. At the expert level, you will not need to earn another cert on the new version. You will simply maintain the one you have.When you recertify your MCSE, you’ll also earn the most recent MCSA, if a new version of the MCSA has been released since you first earned your MCSE or since you last recertified.The new expert-level certifications don’t have a version number in the names. This is because they are testing at the solution level and across technologies. For example, we might test skills on multiple versions of a product if that corresponds with what the enterprise environment looks like. By contrast, at the MCSA level, there is no recert, only upgrade, there is a version number in cert title.In most cases, the requirement will be one exam. We are looking at other options such as continuing education credits, but for now we are planning to require an exam.We’ll remind you about a year ahead, but you will always be able to see your upcoming inactive date on your transcriptDifferent frequency for dev and IT Pro based on survey of over 900 customers last summer
You’ll see a wide variety of question types in our exams, which makes our exams feel more real-world and challenging. Multiple choice items are just the beginning. Extended matching presents the same list of answers in multiple questions. Code review is for developer exams, and requires you to answer a series of questions about a sample application. Case studies are typically used in IT Pro exams, and present information about a company and its IT environment, and you need to identify the best solution to meet a particular goal. Choose all that apply is quite self-explanatory, as is best answer. Active screen, drag and drop, and build list are all question types that require you to interact with the item on the screen by dragging an item or clicking on an image.We are also working on a new item type that will begin to appear in SQL exams in June. In this item type, candidates will be presented with a scenario that requires them to return specific results from a set of tables. The candidate is required to type in a T-SQL query to accomplish the goal statement in the question.
Customers who have achieved an MCTS on SQL Server 2008 can upgrade to the new MCSA: SQL Server 2012 by passing two exams. Upgrade exams are scheduled to be available early summer 2012.
Customers who have achieved an MCITP Database Developer 2008 or MCITP Database Administrator 2008 can upgrade to the new MCSE Data Platform by passing three exams. Upgrade exams are scheduled to be available early summer 2012.
Customers who have achieved an MCITP BI Developer 2008 can upgrade to the new MCSE BI by passing three exams. Upgrade exams are scheduled to be available early summer 2012.
True1:1 mapping--Same objectives in course as are in the examAll courses are five daysCourses that map to Exams 465 and 467 are not yet available.Hands-on labs are focused on building solutions.Azure threaded throughout as appropriate and Student Azure Accounts are available.Training for SQL Server needs to support many diverse secondary audiences. To this end, we have developed the SQL Server 2012 courses to support custom deliveries. Modules & Labs were designed for modularity.For example, if you need a T-SQL course for Report Developers, you could do a four-day course that includes the first four days of 10774 + 10778 module 3. If you need a course to focus on Data Quality, you could do a one-day course that includes 10777 modules 7, 9, 10. Or maybe you need a course on Building Reports and Visualizations with SQL Server 2012—then you could do a two-day course that includes modules 2, 3, 10, 11, 13 from 10778.
Exam prep also has 1:1 mapping, as usual—but now we have some other options in addition to training kits. There will be at least one exam prep book for each exam, though some will not be available until 9 months after the exams first go live. Training kits are expected to release in mid-August. 461 Rapid Review in September, the other two in December 2012. Exam Refs for the expert-level exams are not expected out until March 2013.
A variety of books releasing between April 2012 and November 2012. Note that Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is available as a free e-book. Many titles shown on this slide are planned, and have not yet started, so some of them may take longer or release with different names.
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The MCSE: Data Platform certification demonstrates your expertise at building enterprise-scale data solutions across on-premises or cloud environments.
Microsoft has re-invented its certification program. To ensure people remain relevant in the cloud, we are introducing a new wave of certifications that skill people from on-premise to full cloud deployments.” IT PRO/DEV BENEFITS:Get recognized - Get recognized by peers and hiring managers. Microsoft Certification distinguishes the ability of professionals to deploy, design, optimize and operate technologies for critical IT roles. Get Hired - Get a job building the future. Microsoft ensures its certifications are on the cutting-edge of technology and are valued by businesses, helping professionals get hired in today’s highly competitive market. HIRING MANAGER BENEFITS:Get qualified job candidates - Get candidates you know are qualified to do the job. Microsoft Certification proves a job candidate has current technological knowledge and is able to bring more insightful problem solving skills to the workplace.Get verification employee knowledge is current - Get verification your employee’s IT skills are current. Microsoft Certification proves an employee’s ability to deploy, design, optimize and operate technologies for critical IT job roles.
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Microsoft SQL Server2012 Certifications andTraining
Changes to the Certifications andExams Broader Skill Set Certification Relevance Rigor Requirements Recertification Deeper Skill Set
New Technical Certification Names Microsoft Certified Solutions Master Master Hiring Manager (MCSM) Brand recognition Microsoft Microsoft Certified Certified Solutions Solutions Expert (MCSE) Expert Developer (MCSD) Easy to communicate Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Associa Level 2 is the te destination
SQL Server 2012 Certification paths MCA: SQL Server MCSM: SQL Server MCSM: Business Intelligence Master MCSE: Data Platform MCSE: Business Recertification Intelligence Recertification Implementing Data Designing Business Developing Designing Models and Intelligence Databases Database Solutions Reports Solutions (Exam 464) (Exam 465) Expert (Exam 466) (Exam 467) MCSA: SQL Server 2012 Implementing a Administering Querying Data Databases (Exam 461) Warehouse (Exam 462) (Exam 463) Associat e
MCSA: SQL Server 2012 Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: SQL Server 2012 Show that you have a minimum set of skills to hit the = ground running. Exam 70-463: Implementing Data Warehouses with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 + Develop and maintain Exam 70-462: Administering a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Database + the next wave of mission critical environments and breakthrough insights. Exam 461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
MCSE: Business Intelligence Showcase your Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: expert skills at Business Intelligence developing and deploying rich = business intelligence Exam 467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL solutions. Server 2012 + Exam 466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with SQL Deliver more data Server 2012 to more people across the + organization. Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: SQL Server 2012
MCSE: Data Platform Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Demonstrate your Data Platform expertise at building enterprise-scale = data solutions. Exam 465: Designing Database Solutions for SQL Server 2012 + Exam 464: Developing SQL Server 2012 Databases Extend your skills beyond traditional database + capabilities. Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: SQL Server 2012
Database roles convergence On which tools • At least 60% of both DBAs and DBDs were at least minimally proficient at SSAS and are most DBAs PowerShell. and DBDs • At least 87% of both DBAs and DBDs were at least minimally proficient at SSIS, SSRS, and T-SQL. proficient? • 87% of database developers indicated that they had acted as a database administrator Do DBDs act as at some point in the past. DBAs? • 60% of database developers indicated that they perform database administration tasks as part of their current role, though it is not their primary role. Which tasks do a • Backup and restore •Performance tuning majority of both •Ad-hoc queries • Create tables DBAs and DBDs • Installation •Integration services (data quality) perform?
More challenging item types Extending Choose Matching items Code Review Case Studies All That Apply Active Screen Drag & Drop Build Lists Best Answer exam item type demo
Upgrade to MCSA: SQL Server 2012 Exam – Transition to SQL Exam – Transition to SQL Exam – Transition to SQL Exam – Transition to SQL MCTS on SQL Server 2008 Srvr 2012 Part Part 1 Server - 2012 1 Srvr 2012 Part Part 2 Server 2012 - 2 MCSA: SQL Server 2012NOTE: All Upgrade paths are subject to change until final release. * Requires recertification
Upgrade to MCSE: Data Platform MCITP: Database Developer 2008 or MCITP: Database Exam – Transition to SQL Exam – Transition to SQL Exam- Transition your MCITP to Administrator 2008 Server 2012 Part 1 Server 2012 Part 2 MCSE: Data Platform MCSE: Data Platform*NOTE: All Upgrade paths are subject to change until finalrelease. * Requires recertification
Upgrade to MCSE: Business Intelligence MCITP: Business Intelligence Exam – Transition to SQL Exam – Transition to SQL Exam- Transition your Developer 2008 Server 2012 Part 1 Server 2012 Part 2 MCITP to MCSE: BI MCSE: Business Intelligence*NOTE: All Upgrade paths are subject to change until final release. * Requires recertification
Microsoft Official CoursewareQuerying Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Course 10774 Exam 461Administering Microsoft® SQL Server® Course 10775 Exam 4622012 DatabasesDeveloping Microsoft® SQL Server® Course 10776 Exam 4642012 DatabasesImplementing a Data Warehouse with Course 10777 Exam 463Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012Implementing Data Models and Reports Course 10778 Exam 466with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012
Microsoft Press—Exam prep Training Kit, Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Exam 461 Rapid Review Administering Microsoft® SQL Server® Training Kit, Exam 462 2012 Databases Rapid Review Implementing a Data Warehouse with Training Kit, Exam 463 Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Rapid Review Developing Microsoft® SQL Server® Exam Ref Exam 464 2012 Databases Designing Database Solutions for Exam Ref Exam 465 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Implementing Data Models and Reports Exam Ref Exam 466 with SQL Server 2012 Designing BI Sols with Microsoft SQL Exam Ref Exam 467 Server 2012 PlatformTraining Kits available mid-August 2012Rapid Reviews available December 2012Exam Refs available March 2013
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