The best order of appearing for MCSE Exam

Certification: Microsoft MCSE - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer


Nowadays MCSE plays an important role in most of the IT professionals. The Microsoft certifications are specially designed for the Microsoft products. The candidates have to pass one or more exams to get certified. This Microsoft certified solution expert certification is the certification, which the candidate has to attain after the MCSA. As this certification requires re-certification for every 3 years and this certification gradually replacing the MCITP certifications.

It is important to know the certification comes under the MCSE and the best order to take the exam before appearing for the MCSE certification exam. This certification lies on 2 categories such as database and server. In that, Server includes desktop infrastructure, Sharepoint, messaging, communication, Private cloud and server infrastructure. At the same time database includes data platform and business intelligence.

Best order of appearing for the MCSE certification:

The candidates have to attain the MCSA: SQL server 2012 along with 2 exams. The certification exams like Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 : 70-466 exam and Designing Business Intelligence solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 70-467 Exam.

Exam 70-466:

It is necessary to brush and update the skills and knowledge to sustain in this competitive world. This certification is very important to implement the data models and getting the suitable SSAS solutions as well as going for a business intelligence program. It is mainly for the business intelligence developer. It is one among the necessary prerequisite for the MCSE: business intelligence certification. The candidate will gain surplus skills after completing this certification such as build the report with a SQL server reporting service, maintain, troubleshoot and manage the SSAS database, build the tabular data model, build an analysis service database and much more.

Exam 70-467:

Designing a BI solution with the Microsoft SQL server 2012 certification exams helps to gain knowledge, such as design a solution for ETL, design the BI data model, design the reporting solution, design the business intelligence infrastructure, plan BI infrastructure and much more. This certification teaches, especially how to design the data model. This certification is specifically designed for the candidates who wish to seek their career in business intelligence and also in business development programs where this certification will demonstrate the amalgamate and talent as well as corporate ideas and skills.

To attain the MCSA SQL server the candidates have to take exam such as 70-461, 70-462 and 70-463.

Exam 70-461:

The querying Microsoft SQL server 2012 is proposed for the SQL server appliers, developers, system technicians, and It professionals with 2 or more years of experience who are wishing to confirm their knowledge. This certification is the first step towards the MCSE business intellect, experience or MCSE: details foundation.

Exam 70-462:

An administering Microsoft SQL server 2012 databases is the exam intended for the for the IT professional. After passing this exam, candidates will get the required skills such as installation, configuration and manage database and instances. It assists to troubleshoot the related issue, restore database, export and import data, maintain and implement indexes, manage database permissions and implementing database mirroring.

Exam 70-463:

For the IT professionals who like to have great knowledge and to maintain the data and to use it effectively, the Microsoft Implementing the data warehouse with the Microsoft SQL server 2012 exam. Through this certification, the candidates will learn things related to the database warehousing. It also helps to extract as well as transform data and configure & deploy any SSIS solutions. It is an important one for making any business intelligence. It is the perfect key towards the newer technology.

By attaining the above certification, candidates can learn:

  • Data mining solutions with the help of SQL server analysis service
  • Implementing the multidimensional database with the help of SQL server analysis service
  • Create a visualization of data with the help of power view
  • Implement reporting solution with the help of SQL server reporting service
  • Creating the tabular semantic data model for the analysis using a SQL server analysis service

The best order to appear for the MCSE: infrastructure certification includes the following steps:

Step 1:

Take the MCSA windows server 2012, which is the prerequisite for the next level of certification.

Step 2:

Take the designing and implementing a server infrastructure : Exam 413

Step 3:

Implementing an advanced server infrastructure: Exam 414

Step 4:

After a successful completion of the above 3 certification, the candidates appear for the MCSE : server infrastructure certification exam.

The candidates can also able to appear on the MCSE certification by passing certain MCITP certification exam. If the candidate already completed MCITP: database administrator 2008 certification or MCITP: database developer 2008 certificate on the SQL server 2008. The candidates can also upgrade to the data platform: MCSE by passing the exam 70-457 and exam 70-458 and exam 70-459.

The candidate can appear in any order based on the Microsoft rules and order. The exam will take 2 or 3 hours to complete and comprises of 40 to 90 multiple choice questions, solution building, simulated and drag and drop type. As this certification is needed for the engineers, developers, and administrators. This certification is the expert level certification, the candidates who acquire this certification will be well recognized in the organization. Each certification that comes under the MCSE pathway is unique and however some link is there and it will a prerequisite for the next level of certification as the order mentioned above.

To attain the MCSE certification, the candidates have to follow the designed unique order of appearing for the exam to achieve it in a better way. Candidates can also their qualification and the order of taking exams in the Microsoft learning site which comprises of surplus of information regarding MCSE exams and its order.


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