SQL Server certification provides essential skills needed to develop and maintain mission-critical Microsoft SQL Server environments. MCSA SQL Server certification is the initial step towards earning an MCSE Data Platform certification or MCSE Business Intelligence certification.

Learn about:

  • Optimize and tune queries
  • Create and alter stored procedures
  • Create and alter indexes
  • Maintain database integrity
  • Optimize indexing strategies
  • Create and alter tables
  • Maintain indexes
  • Create and modify constraints
  • Create and alter views
  • Create and alter user-defined functions (UDFs)
  • Control execution plans
  • Work with XML data
  • Implement full-text search
  • Troubleshoot security
  • Write automation scripts
  • Troubleshoot performance issues
  • Create visualizations of data by using Power View
  • Implement reporting solutions
  • Create data mining solutions
  • Implementing multidimensional databases
  • Creating tabular semantic data models


  • Candidates have experience working with relational databases
  • At least 1year of hands-on experience working in a SQL Server environment.

MCSA SQL Server Track: