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 technology specialisations. This certification bundle is ‘SQL 2016 Database Development’ focused.
By gaining this MCSA certification you can prove your mastery of the primary set of SQL 2016 Database Development skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value.
An example of an MCSA certification you can gain through this course bundle.
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What’s included in this certification bundle?
This bundle contains two separate MCSA certification courses and two official Microsoft MCSA certification exams, that are both valid for 12 months from the time of purchase. As part of this bundle, you will get access to a MeasureUP practice test for each Microsoft certification course.
Certification courses included:
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Microsoft 70-761 Querying Data with Transact-SQL
Microsoft 70-762 Developing SQL Databases
Certification exams included:
- Microsoft 70-761 Querying Data with Transact-SQL (MCSA: 1 of 2 exams)
- Microsoft 70-762 Developing SQL Databases (MCSA: 2 of 2 exams)
PLEASE NOTE: The last day to take exams for this course is the 31st January 2021.
MeasureUP practice tests included:
- Microsoft 70-761 Querying Data with Transact-SQL
- Microsoft 70-762 Developing SQL Databases
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.
What are the prerequisites?
By enrolling on this course, it is assumed you have you have experience working with SQL Server as a Database Administrator, System Engineer, or Developer; plus you have working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Transact-SQL, and relational databases.
How does this course work?
This course bundle is made up of four main resources as shown below. Each certification course has as its own set of resources, i.e. 1 x text book, 1 x practice lab, 1 x MeasureUP practice exam, 1 x official 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 be officially certified by Microsoft as an MCSA in SQL 2016 Database Development. Read below to learn more about the resources that make up this course.
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. These text books are to be used in conjunction with the practice labs. Covering exam objectives, they also feature strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you. The books include downloadable sample databases and codes for SQL Server 2016 SP1 (or later) and Azure SQL Database.
The hands-on live practice labs allow you to experience practical application of course concepts in an authentic online environment 24/7, all from the comfort of your home or office. The lab environments allow you to test and apply your skills as you learn. These labs also come with tasks challenging what you have learnt. To learn more about practice labs, click here.
MeasureUP Practice Exam
After working your way through the text books and practice labs, 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 exams you’ll be taking. Scroll down to learn more about MeasureUP and the practice tests.
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 ‘online, web-proctored exams’. This means they can be taken at home. One of the requirements of taking this type of exam is that you must have a web camera so a proctor can observe you during the exam. This is to ensure no cheating takes place.
How long will it take me to complete each course?
This is dependent on several factors such as your level of experience of the subject matter, the amount of time you can dedicate to the course each week, and how quickly you absorb information. Learners can finish a single course from anywhere between 1-3 months. You will have full access to the resources for 12 months and must take your exams within this period.
What do I need?
As explained above, an element of the course is delivered via text book. The remainder is online with 24/7 access. You can do it from any where in the world, any time of the day providing you have an internet connection. No apps are required to access the course resources. You simply do it from your browser. For the best user experience, we recommend Google Chrome.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Non-cancellation of course
Please note that this course is not covered by our standard 7 day guarantee/cancellation/refund policy.