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MCSA Certification Bundle With 2 Exams: SQL 2016 Business Intelligence Development

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The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification focuses on the ability to design and build technology solutions, which may include integrating multiple technology products, and span multiple versions of a single technology, whether on-premises or in the cloud.

An individual can choose to become a certified Associate in one or several Microsoft technologies. This certification bundle is ‘SQL 2016 Business Intelligence (BI) Development’ focused.

By gaining this MCSA certification you can prove your mastery of the primary set of SQL 2016 BI Development skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll receive a Microsoft MCSA ‘Acclaim’ badge in SQL 2016 BI Development that you can add to your CV or social media profile for prospective employers to see. You’ll also receive a Microsoft certification validating your SQL 2016 BI Development skills. Scroll further down the page to see an example of a Microsoft MCSA certification.

 

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What is an MCSA?

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) is the second level of technology certification a learner can gain from Microsoft. From here, a learner can progress onto more advanced Microsoft certifications such as the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), and/or Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD). Click here to view our range of higher level Microsoft certification courses for future reference.

What will I learn?

  • Designing and implementing an effective data warehouse, including dimension tables, fact tables, indexes, storage, partitioning, and more
  • Establishing successful processes for extracting, transforming, and loading data (ETL) with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and Transact-SQL (T-SQL).
  • Integrating solutions that encompass cloud data and big data, using Polybase Integrate, Hadoop Integrate, the Azure Blob service, and related tools.
  • Ensuring high levels of data quality with a Data Quality Services (DQS) knowledge base and a Master Data Services (MDS) model.
  • Design a multidimensional BI semantic model.
  • Design a tabular BI semantic model.
  • Develop queries using Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) and Data Analysis Expressions (DAX).
  • Configure and maintain SSAS.

 

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What’s included in this certification bundle?

This bundle contains two separate MCSA certification text books and two official Microsoft MCSA certification exams, all of which are valid for 12 months from the time of enrolment. As part of this bundle, you will get access to a MeasureUP practice test for each Microsoft certification course.

Certification courses included:

Click on a course title to see the areas covered.


 Certification exams included:

  1. Microsoft 70-767 Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse
  2. Microsoft 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models

MeasureUP practice tests included:

  1. Microsoft 70-767 Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse
  2. Microsoft 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models

Salary and job prospect information

We use two excellent third-party resources to allow you to check your earning potential and job prospects before starting this course.

The first is IT JobsWatch, which allows you to check what employers are paying people on average with specific certifications, such as the one contained in this bundle. Click here and enter the name of the certification you would like to see salary information on.

The second is Payscale, which also does the above, but allows you to see what types of job titles are paying more based around the certification you enquire about. Click here and enter the name of the certification you would like to see salary and job title information on.

How does this course bundle work?

This course bundle is made up of three main resources as shown below. Each certification course has as its own set of resources, i.e. 1 x text book, 1 x MeasureUP practice exam, 1 x official Microsoft exam. Each resource is designed to work in conjunction with each other to ensure the successful path to certification. You will complete one course and exam, then repeat the process for the remaining courses. Once you have passed the exams, you will receive an MCSA certification from Microsoft. Read below to learn more about the resources that make up this course.

 Text Book
Each official Microsoft text book will be delivered to you by post. You will receive the first text book upon enrolling on the course and subsequent text books after completing the official exam for the course before. The text books are to be used in conjunction with the practice exams.

 MeasureUP Practice Exams

After working your way through each text book, you should be ready to start revising for your official exams. To do this, we provide you with MeasureUP practice tests. MeasureUP are the official provider to Microsoft for practice tests. These are the closest experience to the actual exam you’ll be taking. Scroll down to learn more about MeasureUP and the practice tests.

 Official Microsoft Exams

Having confidently passed the practice tests, you will be ready to sit the official Microsoft exams – which we will book on your behalf. These are known as an ‘online, web-proctored exams’. This means they can be taken at home. One of the requirements of taking these exams is that you must have a web camera so a proctor can observe you during the exams. This is to ensure no cheating takes place.

How long will it take me to complete this course?

This course bundle comprises of text book material and practice test material. How soon you can complete the course is dependent on several factors such as the amount of time you can dedicate to the course each week, and how quickly you absorb information. Learners can complete a course within this bundle from anywhere between 30-60 days. Revision for each exam will take a minimum of 2 weeks. We recommend you spend at least 6 hours on the course per week to be able to finish it within 12 months or sooner. You can cut this duration in half or less by doubling the recommended study hours. You will have full access to the course material and resources for 12 months and must take your exams within this period.

What do I need?

Your course can be done from any where in the world. If you decide to move to a different city or even country, you can continue with the course from wherever you are. All you need is a device such as a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone, and an internet connection.

MeasureUP practice tests

As part of this course, you will get access to MeasureUP practice tests to help prepare you for the Microsoft exams as part of this bundle. MeasureUP practice tests are endorsed by Microsoft and used as the official practice tests of Microsoft certification exams.

Features of MeasureUP practice tests:

  • Questions are similar to exam questions, allowing you to test your knowledge of exam objectives
  • Detailed explanations for both correct and distractor answers reinforce the material
  • ‘Study Mode’ covers all objectives ensuring topics are covered
  • ‘Certification Mode’ (timed) prepares students for exam taking conditions
  • Instant, drill-down score reports tell you exactly the areas to focus on

 

Watch this video to learn more about MeasureUP practice tests.

How do I book my exams?

When you’re ready to sit your exams, email [email protected] with your request along with the title of the exam you wish to take. We will then send you an email with instructions on how to complete your exam booking.

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