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New Electives for Microsoft MCSA Certification Exam

New Electives for Microsoft MCSA Certification Exam

June 30, 2015 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

Microsoft is offering more flexibility with MCSA Certification exams. IT Professionals seeking a SQL Server 2012 MCSA or Windows Server 2012 MCSA will now have the flexibility to choose the subject matter of their final certification exam. This flexibility will allow IT Pros to select an exam that better aligns with their skills and interests.

The requirement of successfully completing three certification exams hasn’t changed, but the subject matter the third exam covers has. Four options are available to choose from for each MCSA. See the following chart for details.

0728.MCSA electives Server and SQL 2012

Additional information provided by Microsoft:

For MCSA: Windows Server 2012 > Exams 410 and 411 are required. You can choose one of the following exams to fulfill the requirements for the third exam in the path:

  • Exam 346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
  • Exam 409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center
  • Exam 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
  • Exam 462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

For MCSA: SQL Server 2012 > Exams 461 and 462 are required. You can choose one of the following exams to fulfill the requirements for the third exam in the path:

  • Exam 411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • Exam 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
  • Exam 463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Exam 483: Programming in C#

Please visit the following pages to see more information:

  • https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcsa-windows-server-certification.aspx
  • https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcsa-sql-certification.aspx