MS has announced the new road for the SQL Server Certifications. All of the interested folks knows that the old way was with MCTS (DBA, DB Dev & BI) and MCITP (DBA, DB Dev & BI) series.
Now, the new way is to earn the MCSA pack that is in combination of 3 exams:
Exam 461 – Querying MS SQL Server 2012
Exam 462 – Admin a MS SQL Server 2012
Exam 463 – Implementing DataWarehouses with SQL Server 2012
Also the upgrade road is available, so everything you need in details are here.
After MCSA Certification series for the SQL Server 2012 that is in the same level like MCTS and where these certifications validates a set of core SQL Server 2012 skills that are relevant across multiple solution areas, the next level will be MCSE for the SQL Server 2012 that are more specific type:
Data Platform – for building and administering data solutions including Cloud.
BI – Business Intelligence solutions and reports.
Data Platform = MCSA + Exams (464 & 465)
BI = MCSA + Exams (466 & 467)
Many of the folks who are the PASS members, can have the possibility to watch 24 Hrs of PASS Spring 2012 if someone has missed the presentations. So, after interesting presentations, the PASS have posted the recordings and you can watch them on demand offline.
Take a look the list of the presentations and all the instructions how to watch them are described on the post.
Have a nice time with 24HOP Spring 2012.
The new version of the lovely SQL Server edition, Express Edition!
Take a look the new link for the download and you have many possibilities for the download – (32/64 bit, multilingual etc).
SQL Server 2012 Express RC