As we all know, Microsoft launched a new version of the SQL database platform known as SQL Server 2016 on 1st of June 2016. There are some changes and updates on the database platform and the certification pathway for the SQL Server 2016. Let's see the changes below and exams:
Some of the most important enhancements in the new database platform include-
All the employees using SQL server on any kind of device will now have access to business intelligence. This also includes Android, iOS, and Windows devices.
Advanced encryption abilities to ensure that the data is always protected no matter if it is in motion or being used.
A database system backing for the main memory for all the workload which can handle performance surges of up to 100 times.
Cloud functions which can be used for installing hybrid architectures which can divide the workload and assignments throughout Microsoft Azure to help organizations reduce costs and offer better agility to the users.
Integrated R support with improved analytics to enable clients use predictive analytics immediately on the analytical and operational data.
Updates in the MCSA SQL Server 2016 certification and Training Pathway
For SQL Server 2014 and 2012, you were required first to get MCSA in basics of the SQL Server after which you were allowed to go for role-based certifications. With the 2016 version, Microsoft has moved back to the pathway of SQL Server 2008 by again introducing role-based certifications right at the MCSA level.
There are now three different pathways for 2016 SQL certification which focus on different roles like Database Development, Database Administration, and Business Intelligence.
Database Development Certification
The development course teaches you how to use Transact-SQL language which is common for all the disciplines of SQL Server. This knowledge is not just required for the development of database but also for business intelligence and administration of the database.
You’ll also learn skills like advanced table designs, in-memory tables, and column store indexes in detail. This certification is for professionals who closely work with the 2016 version of SQL Server, create and manage databases and are looking to improve their SQL competencies.
Database Administration Certification
With the help of this certification, candidates can learn about administering, developing and managing SQL Server 2016. You’ll also learn about how you should approve and handle user access, create and assign different database roles and automate server management.
Installing, configuring and managing SQL Server 2016 will also be focused upon in this course. The certification is ideal for professional database administrators who use SQL Server 2016 regularly.
?Administering SQL Database Infrastructure- Exam 70-745
Business Intelligence Development
If you want to learn business Intelligence fundamentals of SQL Server 2016, this course is for you. With it, you’ll be able to learn about how you can use data warehouse solutions of SQL Server 2016 for supporting business intelligence. Apart from this, you’ll also get to learn about all the important features and functions of the latest version of SQL Server for producing business solutions.
Implementation of SQL Data Warehouse- Exam 70-767