I want to take MCSA: Sql Server 2016 Database Administration certification. I checked this link :


It says, I have to attend 70-464 and 70-465 exams. Is there any other precondition? I couldn't find clear certification path.

PS: I never attend certifications exam before. This will be my first.



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You are just looking at an old page. It even says that it is only being maintained for reference purposes only:

This page is being retained for reference purposes only. The information on this page, including statements about upgrade and/or substitution options, is not being updated and may no longer be accurate.

For the certification track you wish to take use the link below instead:

MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration

In brief, you just need to pass your 70-764 and 70-765 to earn the MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration Certificate. No more, no less.

  • Is it possible to attend 70-764 and 70-765, without 70-761 and 70-762?
    – Banu Akkus
    Feb 22, 2018 at 11:53
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    Yes, the 761 and 762 are for the Database Development Certification and are not directly related or needed to pass the 764 and 765. Feb 22, 2018 at 11:54

As per MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration, before attempting Exam 70-764 and Exam 70-765, you have to possess foundational IT skills. If you feel that you do not possess these skills, consider pursuing one or more Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications.

For completion of MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration certification by passing the required exam is (Exam 70-764 :- Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure) & (Exam 70-765:- Provisioning SQL Databases). After completion of both exams you shall get MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration certification.

For separate specific details, please see Exam 70-764 and Exam 70-765.

For more information related to SQL Server exams, follow Daniel Calbimonte's blog on MSSQLTips.


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