As you may have heard, there is a new roadmap for SQL Server professionals to prove your knowledge in SQL Server latest version—SQL 2012.
I wrapped up the concise information as below.
If you are a new exam-taker, you can follow the “table 1” as below.
|Level||Certificate Title||Exam Title||Training||Exam|
|Associate Level||Microsoft certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)||Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012||10774||70-461|
|Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases||10775||70-462|
|Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012||10777||70-463|
|Expert Level(Based on MCSA)||Microsoft certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) for Data Platform||Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases||10776||70-464|
|Designing Database Solutions for SQL Server 2012||Free eBook||70-465|
|Microsoft certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) for BI||Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012||10778||70-466|
|Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2012||Free eBook||70-467|
|Pinnacle Level(Based on MCSE)||Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)||MCSM: Data Platform Knowledge (not yet released)|
|MCSM: Data Platform Lab (not yet released)|
(Table 1: New Exam-Taker Roadmap, MCSAàMCSEàMCSM)
Or if you hold the certifications in SQL 2008 version already, you have one more option, an upgradable path. For this path, you can refer to “Table 2” as below.
|Level||Certificate Title||Exam Title||Exam|
|Associate Level||Microsoft certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)||Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 1||70-457|
|Transition Your MCTS on SQL Server 2008 to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, Part 2||70-458|
|Expert Level(Based on MCSA)||Microsoft certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) for Data Platform||Transition Your MCITP: Database Administrator 2008 or MCITP: Database Developer 2008 to MCSE: Data Platform||70-459|
|Microsoft certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) for BI||Transition Your MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008 to MCSE: Business Intelligence||70-460|
(Table 2: SQl2012, an Upgradable Path)