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SQL Server 2012 Certifications


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SQL Server 2012 Certifications

  1. 1. Microsoft SQL Server2012 Certifications andTraining
  2. 2. Agenda
  3. 3. Changes to the Certifications andExams Broader Skill Set Certification Relevance Rigor Requirements Recertification Deeper Skill Set
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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?
  9. 9. Recertification ensures up-to-dateskills Proves latest Protects your Replaces Recertifying also skills in the cert from being upgrade at earns you the new solution area devalued expert level MCSA MCSEs will need In most cases, Transcript will Expert-level cert to recertify every requirement will be show upcoming names not Recertification three years one exam inactive date versioned
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Upgrade paths
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. SQL Server Instructor-Led Training
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. Additional resources • SQL Server certifications • SQL Server training • Learning snacks • Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 • SQL Server forums Born to Learn • MCT SQL Server wiki • Breakthrough Insights using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - Analysis Services • Breakthrough Insights using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - Scalable data • Breakthrough Insights using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - Reporting Services • Cloud on your terms with Microsoft SQL server 2012: Scale on demand • Download trial version • Virtual labs • Tutorials • Demos
  19. 19. Frequently asked questions Question Answer Why did you change the The names were changed to better reflect the experience, knowledge, and skills that IT certification names? Professionals and Developers need to build and manage technology solutions that may include multiple technologies, whether on-premise or in the cloud. When will exams be available to Upgrade exams will be released by August 2012. upgrade from SQL Server 2008? My transcript shows that I earned If you passed Exams 70-432 and 70-448, or you have achieved the MCTS: Microsoft SQL the Microsoft Certified Solutions Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance and the MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Business Associate: SQL Server 2008 Intelligence Development and Maintenance certifications, you automatically earn the certification. How did I get it? Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification on SQL Server 2008. How do these changes impact my The existing MCTS, MCITP, and MCPD Certifications are currently valuable in the market existing Microsoft Certifications? and will remain valuable as long as companies are using the technology covered in your certification. How long will I be able to earn an After April 2013, you will no longer be able to achieve an MCTS or MCITP certification on MCITP or MCTS Certification on SQL Server 2008. However, the MCSA: SQL Server 2008 will still be available to earn. SQL Server 2008? What happens if I pass a single When you pass a single exam, you become a member of the Microsoft Certification exam? Program. You can share your transcript with others to prove that you passed that exam and show your progress towards a specific certification.
  20. 20. More frequently asked questionsQuestion AnswerWhat is the recertification To ensure that our certifications remain a meaningful and valuable indicator of candidate’s skills,requirement? Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certifications will require recertification every three years.Why is this recertification Recertification ensures that Microsoft Certifications remain a meaningful and valuable indicator ofrequirement being implemented? candidate’s skills. Recertification provides assurance to hiring managers and other stakeholders that certified candidates have demonstrated continued competence even as the technology has changed based on service packs, revisions, and new product version releases.Will MCSA certifications require The recertification requirement does not apply to Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)recertification also? certifications.Why did you raise the We raised the minimum expectations in order to recognize and validate the full set of skills that aexpectations for minimum skills? candidate would need to successfully work with across a technology solution and included topics relevant to working with solutions in the cloud. By increasing the minimum expectations and the skills validated, individuals will be more successful in working with Microsoft technologies and better able to satisfy the needs of the organization.How did you make the exams There are many aspects to a candidates perception of how challenging an exam is. We mademore challenging? changes to our certification program to address each of those aspects, including setting the bar higher for minimum experience that we expect from successful candidates, validating more difficult skills, using more challenging question types, and implementing security enhancements in our exams and test centers.
  21. 21. MCSA: SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: SQL Server 2008 The MCSA: SQL Server 2008 certification shows that you have a minimum set of skills to hit the ground running. = Exam 70-448: Implementing Data Warehouses with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 + Exam 70-432: Administering a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Demonstrate your essential Database skills on SQL Server 2008 by earning the MCSA: SQL Server 2008 certification. Note: MCSA: SQL Server 2008 certification does not count towards the MCSE: Data Platform or MCSE: Business Intelligence certifications. However, candidates can upgrade from MCSA: SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012 by taking two exams.
  22. 22. Reinvented for the Cloud Microsoft has reinvented its certifications by building cloud related skills validation into the industry’s most recognized and respected certification program. Microsoft Certifications remains the method by which IT Pros and Developers stand out from their peers and for employers to recognize candidates/employees who have the skills required to be productive. To ensure Microsoft Certifications remain relevant, they now validate a broader and deeper set of cloud skills and experience across a technology solution. IT Pro & Developer benefits Hiring Manager benefits Get Recognized Get hired Get qualified candidates Get verification employee knowledge is current Get recognized by peers and Get a job building the future. hiring managers. Microsoft Microsoft ensures its Certification distinguishes the certifications are on the cutting- . ability of professionals to edge of technology and are deploy, design, optimize and operate technologies for valued by businesses, helping critical IT roles. professionals get hired in today’s highly competitive market. A 2011 study showed 86% of A certification research report, 64 % of A certification research report, 89% hiring managers indicate IT In a survey of 700 IT professionals, IT hiring managers rate certifications of IT hiring managers say that IT certifications are a high or 60% said certification led to a new as having extremely high or high certifications help confirm subject medium priority during the matter knowledge and expertise– candidate evaluation process job value in validating the skills and – Network World, 11/14/2011 expertise of job candidates–, 2011-10-19 – CompTIA Feb, 2011 Press Release, 2011-10-19
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. MS Press—Planned books
  25. 25. Virtual Machine PlanHardware Level 6 Minimum level – no less than 8GB RAM, more is better Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 host machines Base 11A (WS2008R2 + HyperV SP1) MIA-DC (domain controller, 512MB) MIA-SQL1 (SQL 2012, no BI components) Used by 10774, 10775, 10776 MIA-SQLBI (SQL 2012, all BI components, Sharepoint) Used by 10777, 10778Internet access for SQL Azure Introducing the TMG VM…
  26. 26. MSL Hardware Level 6• Intel 64bit Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) or AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) processor (2.8 GHz dual core or better recommended)• Dual 120 GB hard disks 7200 RPM SATA or better*• 4 GB RAM expandable to 8GB or higher• DVD drive• Network adapter• Super VGA (SVGA) 17-inch monitor• Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device• Sound card with amplified speakers
  27. 27. SQL AzureSQL Azure: an integrated story for off-premise dataOptions for existing SQL trainingIn SQL 2012 Courseware Design approach LabsStudent Azure Accounts
  28. 28. Custom DeliveriesMany diverse secondary audiencesModules & Labs designed for modularityExamples T-SQL for Report Developers Four day: first four days of 10774 + 10778 module 3 Data Quality in SQL Server 2012 One day: 10777 modules 7, 9, 10 Building Reports and Visualizations with SQL Server 2012 Two day: 10778 modules 2, 3, 10, 11, 13Student Azure Accounts
  29. 29. 10774: Writing Queries Using Microsoft® SQLServer® 2012 Transact-SQL• Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 • Module 11: Use Set Operators• Module 2: Introduction to Transact SQL Querying • Module 12: Using Window Ranking,• Module 3: Writing SELECT Statements Offset and Aggregate Functions• Module 4: Combining Data from Multiple Tables • Module 13: Pivoting and Grouping Sets• Module 5: Filtering and Sorting Data • Module 14: Writing Specialized Queries• Module 6: Working with SQL Server Data Types • Module 15: Executing Stored Procedures• Module 7: Using Built-In Functions • Module 16: Programming with T-SQL• Module 8: Grouping and Aggregating Data • Module 17: Implementing Error Handling• Module 9: Using Subqueries • Module 18: Implementing Transactions• Module 10: Using Table Expressions • Module 19: Querying SQL Server Metadata • Module 20: Improving Query Performance
  30. 30. 10775: Course 10775A: Administering aMicrosoft® SQL Server® 2012 Database• Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and • Module 11: Authorizing Users to Access Resources its Toolset • Module 12: Auditing SQL Server Environments• Module 2: Preparing Systems for SQL Server • Module 13: Automating SQL Server 2012 2012 Management• Module 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server • Module 14: Configuring Security for SQL Server 2012 Agent • Module 15: Monitoring SQL Server 2012 with Alerts• Module 4: Working with Databases and Notifications• Module 5: Understanding SQL Server 2012 • Module 16: Performing Ongoing Database Recovery Models Maintenance• Module 6: Backup of SQL Server 2012 Databases • Module 17: Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012• Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases • Module 18: Monitoring SQL Server 2012• Module 8: Importing and Exporting Data • Module 19: Managing Multiple Servers• Module 9: Authenticating and Authorizing Users • Module 20: Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2012 Administrative Issues• Module 10: Assigning Server and Database Roles
  31. 31. 10776: Developing a Microsoft SQL Server 2012•Database Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its • Module 11: Merging Data and Passing Tables Toolset • Module 12: Designing and Implementing User- Module 2: Working with Data Types Defined Functions• Module 3: Designing and Implementing Tables • Module 13: Creating Highly Concurrent SQL Server• Module 4: Ensuring Data Integrity through 2012 Applications Constraints • Module 14: Handling Errors in T-SQL Code• Module 5: Planning for SQL Server 2012 Indexing • Module 15: Responding to Data Manipulation via• Module 6: Implementing Table Structures in SQL Triggers Server 2012 • Module 16: Implementing Managed Code in SQL• Module 7: Reading SQL Server 2012 Execution Server 2012 Plans • Module 17: Storing XML Data in SQL Server 2012• Module 8: Improving Performance through Non- • Module 18: Querying XML Data in SQL Server 2012 Clustered Indexes • Module 19: Working with SQL Server 2012 Spatial• Module 9: Designing and Implementing Views Data• Module 10: Designing and Implementing Stored • Module 20: Working with Full-Text Indexes and Procedures Queries
  32. 32. 10777: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQLServer 2012• Module 1: Introduction to Data Warehouse Concepts• Module 2: Data Warehouse Hardware Considerations• 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 in a Data Warehouse• Module 9: Enforcing Data Quality• Module 10: Using Master Data Services• Module 11: Extending SSIS• Module 12: Deploying and Configuring SSIS Packages• Module 13: Consuming Data in a Data Warehouse
  33. 33. 10778: Implementing Data Models and Reports with MicrosoftSQL Server 2012• Module 1: Overview of Reporting and Data Modeling• Module 2: Implementing Reports with Reporting Services• Module 3: Supporting Self-Service Reporting• Module 4: Managing a Reporting Infrastructure• Module 5: Creating Multidimensional Databases• Module 6: Working with Cubes and Dimensions• Module 7: Working with Measures and Measure Groups• Module 8: Introduction to MDX• Module 9: Customizing Cube Functionality• Module 10: Implementing a PowerPivot for Excel Workbook• Module 11: Introduction to Data Analysis Expression (DAX)• Module 12: Implementing a Tabular Database• Module 13: Creating Data Visualizations With Crescent• Module 14: Performing Predictive Analysis with Data Mining