MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

This certification demonstrates your skills with database installation, maintenance, configuration, and provisioning tasks.


What is involved

Earning an MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration certification qualifies you for a position as a database administrator or infrastructure specialist.

  • STEP 1 – SKILLS

Possess introductory IT skills through existing knowledge or optional MTA Certification.

  • STEP 2 – EXAMS


Exam 70-764/Course 20764B


Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure

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 70-765/Course 20765A


Provisioning SQL Databases

This exam is intended for architects, senior developers, infrastructure specialists, and development leads. Candidates have a working knowledge of the various cloud service models and service model architectures, data storage options, and data synchronization techniques. Candidates also have a working knowledge of deployment models, upgrading and migrating databases, and applications and services, in addition to integrating Azure applications with external resources.

  • STEP 3 – CERTIFICATION

Earn your MCSA: SQL Database Administration server certification.

  • STEP 4 – CONTINUING EDUCATION

Earn an MCSE by passing 1 related exam.

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