Over at the Born to Learn blog, Larry Kaye of Microsoft Learning has posted an item entitled “Certification Update: SQL Server 2014.” It reveals that all of the MCSE-related SQL Server exams (list follows) will be updated starting April 24, 2014, “to cover solutions based on both SQL Server 2012 and 2014 products.”
In other communications, MS Learning indicates that updates that don’t involve re-numbering
usually means exam content changes of less that 20% overall.
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Though the exams are not being renumbered, they are being retitled to remove mentions of specific SQL Server versions as follows:
- Exam 70-464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
- Exam 70-465: Designing Database Solutions for SQL Server 2012
- Exam 70-466: Implementing a Data Warehouse with SQL Server 2012
- Exam 70-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Starting April 24, the 2012 will drop off after SQL Server, but the exam numbers will remain unchanged. Visit any or all of the preceding links to find details on exam objectives changes, which take the form of what Kaye calls “side-by-side comparisons of exam objectives” in the Skill Measured section on those pages. Kaye also indicates that the SQL Server FAQ includes additional information on upcoming changes to these exams, and that related Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) elements will be available in May, 2014 as well (scroll to the bottom of the linked page to view the FAQ’s Q&A).