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    A Quick Note on MCSA Certifications! - Mercury Solutions

    A Quick Note on MCSA Certifications! - Mercury Solutions

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    Asha Devi N D | Jan 04, 2018 | 158 Views | 1 Comments
    A Quick Note on MCSA Certifications! - Mercury Solutions

    The Microsoft Certifications are offered on the Server, Desktop, Applications, Database, and the Developer platforms. If you are completely new to the technology field, then starting with the Microsoft Technology Associate [MTA], the Microsoft’s entry-level is highly recommended.
     

    Whereas the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate [MCSA] is the foundation for Microsoft’s cloud-optimized credentials, that is followed by Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert [MCSE] credentials.
     

    Let us have a better understanding about the MCSA certifications over here, which enable the participants to design and create technology solutions. MCSA is a prerequisite for any of the advanced Microsoft certifications.
     

    Some of the best MCSA certifications that would help you to advance the skills and demonstrate a clear business impact are as follows.
     

    1.MCSA: BI Reporting
     

    Skills Obtained: It helps the individual to learn about data analysis, data visualization, modeling, dashboards, direct connectivity to data sources in Excel and Power BI.
     

    Exams to Pass:

    • Exam 70-778/Course 20778A: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI
    • Exam 70-779/Course 20779A: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Excel (beta)
       

    What Next?

    The candidate may advance his skills by earning MCSE: Data Management and Analytics.

     

    2. MCSA: Cloud Platform Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate:

     

    Skills Obtained: The certification helps you to get acquainted with Microsoft cloud-related technologies to reduce IT costs and add value to the businesses today.
     

    Exams to Pass: The candidate must pass one or more of the following exams and obtain the required pre-requisite skills.
     

    • Exam 70-532/Course 20532C: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
    • Exam 70-533/Course 20533C: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
    • Exam 70-535/Course 40442A: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
    • Exam 70-537/Course 20537A: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack
       

    What next?
     

    The candidate may advance his skills by earning MCSE: Cloud platform and infrastructure.

     

    3. MCSA: Data Engineering with Azure
     

    Skills Obtained: The certification helps you to get expertise in engineering data with HDinsight and cloud services. You will be able to acquire knowledge on designing and building of analytics and operational solutions on Azure.
     

    Exams to Pass:

    • Exam 70-775/Course 20775A: Perform Data Engineering on Microsoft HDInsight
    • Exam 70-776/Course 20776A: Perform Big Data Engineering on Microsoft Cloud Services (beta)
       

    What Next?

    The candidate may advance his skills by earning MCSE: Data Management and Analytics.

     

    4. MCSA: Linux on Azure
     

    Skills Obtained: The certification demonstrates your ability to design, implement and maintain complex cloud-enabled Linux solutions. Furthermore, it validates the Linux system administration skills as per today’s cloud environment.
     

    Exams to Pass:

    • Exam 70-533/Course 20533C: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Implementation and Solutions
    • Exam LFCS/Course 55187A: Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator
       

    What next?

    The candidate may advance his skills by earning MCSE: Cloud platform and infrastructure.

     

    5. MCSA: Machine Learning
     

    Skills Obtained: This certification enables you to demonstrate the knowledge regarding machine learning, Data Scientists, and Data Analysts positions so as to process and analyze large datasets.


    Exams to Pass:

    • Exam 70-773/Course 20773A: Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R
    • Exam 70-774/Course 20774 A: Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning
       

    What Next?

    The candidate may advance his skills by earning MCSE: Data Management and Analytics.

     

    6. MCSA: Microsoft Dynamics 365
     

    Skills Obtained: The certification helps you to get acquainted with Microsoft Dynamics 365 technologies necessary to upgrade, configure, and customize.


    Exams to Pass:

    • Exam MB2-715/Course 81071: Microsoft Dynamics 365 customer engagement Online Deployment
    • Exam MB2-716/Course 81071: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customization and Configuration
       

    What Next?

    Furthering the career, you can earn MCSE: Business Applications and get expertise in working and managing Microsoft Dynamics 365.
     

    7. MCSA: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations:
     

    Skills Obtained: The certification enables you to get expertise in Microsoft Dynamics 365 technologies in order to implement the basic technical and development tasks necessary for customizing the operations.


    Exams to Pass:

    • Exam 70-764/Course 20764B: Administering a Microsoft SQL Database Infrastructure  ‘OR’ you must take the other exam, i.e.,
    • Exam 70-765/Course 20765B: Provisioning SQL Databases
              ‘AND’
    • Exam MB6-894: Development, Extensions, and Deployment for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
       

    What Next?

    Furthering the career, you can earn MCSE: Business Applications and get expertise in working and managing Microsoft Dynamics 365.

     

    8. MCSA: Office 365
     

    Skills Obtained: The certification qualifies you to manage the Office 365 business productivity products. It enables you to take the position of Cloud Applications administrator or the SaaS administrator as you will be able to manage the products like Exchange, Sharepoint, or the Skype for the said business.


    Exams to Pass:

    • Exam 70-346/Course 20347A: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
    • Exam 70-347/Course 20347A: Enabling Office 365 Services
       

    What next?

    In order to enhance the skills, it is recommended to earn MCSE: Productivity certification.
     

    9. MCSA: SQL 2016 BI Development
     

    Skills obtained: The certification qualifies you to implement BI solutions with tabular data and multidimensional including online analytical processing [OLAP] cubes. It equips you with data warehouse skills.
     

    Exams to Pass:

    • Exam 70-767/Course 20767A: Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse
    • Exam 70-768/Course 20768A: Developing SQL Data Models
       

    What Next?

    The candidate may advance his skills by earning MCSE: Data Management and Analytics.
     

    10. MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration
     

    Skills obtained: The certification helps you to demonstrate your skills on installation, configuration, provisioning task and maintenance of the database.


    Exams to Pass:

    • Exam 70-764/Course 20764B: Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure
    • Exam 70-765/Course 20765A: Provisioning SQL Databases
       

    What Next?

    You can advance your skill by taking up the expert level certification i.e., MCSE: Data Management and Analytics.

     

    11. MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development
     

    Skills obtained: This certification qualifies you as the database developer as you are able to execute your skills as a database professional for the cloud-based and on-premise database.


    Exams to Pass:

    • Exam 70-761/Course 20761A: Querying Data with Transact-SQL
    • Exam 70-762/Course 20762B: Developing SQL Databases
       

    What Next?

    Moving forward, you can earn MCSE: Data Management and Analytics and broaden your skills.
     

    12. MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014
     

    Skills obtained: The certification helps you to develop and maintain the mission-critical environments.
     

    Exams to Pass:

    • Exam 70-461/Course 20461D: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014
    • Exam 70-462/Course 20462D: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases
    • Exam 70-463/Course 20463D: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014
       

    What Next?

    It is recommended to earn MCSE: Data Management and Analytics and broaden your skills and knowledge.
     

    13. MCSA: Universal Windows Platform
     

    Skills Obtained: The certification helps you to be expertise in Windows platform apps implementation in such a way that offers compelling user experience across the Window devices.
     

    Exams to Pass:

    • Exam 70-483/Course 20483B: Programming in C#
    • Exam 70-357: Developing Mobile Apps: Developing Mobile Apps
       

    What Next?

    You can further validate your skills to build modern mobile or web application services by earning MCSD: App builder certification.
     

    14. MCSA: Web Applications
     

    Skills Obtained: The certification helps you to implement modern web apps and positions you as a web developer/administration.
     

    Exam to Pass:

    • Exam 70-480/Course 20480B: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3  ‘OR’
    • Exam 70-483/Course 20483B: Programming in C# ‘AND’
    • Exam 70-486/Course 20486B: Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications
       

    What Next?

    You can learn to build modern web or mobile application services by gaining MCSD: App builder certification.
     

    15. MCSA: Windows 10
     

    Skills obtained: The certification is needed to update your skills in alignment with the existing Windows 10 enterprise system so as to manage, configure, and maintain Windows 10.
     

    Exam to Pass:

    • Exam 70-698/Course 20698A: Installing and Configuring Windows 10
    • Exam 70-697/Course 20697-1C or 20697-2B: Configuring Windows Devices
       

    What Next?

    Further, you can earn MCSE: Mobility and manage traditional desktop to enterprise apps.

     

    16. MCSA: Windows Server 2012
     

    Skills Obtained: This certification helps to gain mastery over Windows Server 2012 which helps you to reduce the IT costs and add value to your business.
     

    Exams to Pass:

    • Exam 70-410/Course 20410D: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
    • Exam 70-411/Course 20411D: Administering Windows Server 2012
    • Exam 70-412/Course 20412D: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012
       

    What Next?

    In order to continue your education and enhance skills, you can go to MCSE: Cloud platform and Infrastructure.

     

    17. MCSA: Windows Server 2016
     

    Skills Obtained: This certification helps to gain proficiency over the latest Windows Server 2016 and add value to your business.
     

    Exams to Pass:

    • Exam 70-740/Course 20740A: Installation, Storage, and computer with Windows Server 2016
    • Exam 70-741/Course 20741A: Networking with Windows Server 2016
    • Exam 70-742/Course 20742A: Identity with Windows Server 2016
       

    What Next?

    In continuation, you can validate your skills with cloud technologies, systems management, virtualization, storage, and, etc., by earning MCSA: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.

     

    Conclusion:
     

    This confirms the existing and most popular MCSA certifications. However, it is to be noted that the Microsoft continuously updates the certification programs. And we keep updating the latest changes.
     

    So, you are aware of the MCSA certifications, may we know, which certification interests you?


    Which one you are planning to accomplish in this New Year?


    Post your interests about other certifications too here.

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