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    MCSE: Data Platform

    Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Data Platform

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    What is the MCSE Data Platform?

    The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Data Platform certification shows that you have the broad set of skills needed to build and administer enterprise-scale data solutions both on-premise or in cloud environments. The MCSE: Data Platform certification exams test your ability to implement database objects and programming objects, optimize and troubleshoot queries, design a troubleshooting and optimization solution, and design databases and database objects, structure, and security. Earning an MCSE: Data Platform certification will qualify you for such jobs as database analyst and database designer.

    To get a MCSE: Data Platform certification you need to complete these five exams:

    Exam 461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
    Exam 462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
    Exam 463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

    After finishing Exam 461462 and 463 you'll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2012 certification. Once you have your MCSA: SQL Server 2012 the next two exams will upgrade that to a MCSE: Data Platform.

    Exam 464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
    Exam 465: Designing Database Solutions for SQL Server 2012

    After finishing all five of these exams you will be awarded a MCSE: Data Platform qualification. See below for more information on the exams.

    Jobs and Career Opportunities with the MCSE Data Platform

    The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) is a globally recognised qualification across the IT and telecommunications industry. A variety of government organisations, training institutions and corporations around the UK recommend or require MCSE certifications for their staff or channel partners. These includes Amazon, Dell, HP, BT and the Cabinet Office. As of 2020, the average salary of a Microsoft MCSE Professional is £40,300pa with more than 87% being offered a salary of more than £27,000pa. The average salary for a MCSE graduate is estimated to be £26,000pa. After graduation, you can find work in roles such as Systems Engineer and Support Technician with relative ease. Below is a short list of the range of career opportunities offered to MCSE Server Infrastructure Professionals:


    • Systems Engineer
    • Information and Network Security Analyst
    • Database Architect and Design
    • Database Analyst

    • Systems Support Administrator
    • Data Centre Specialist
    • Hardwares, Computers and Server Virtualization Technician
    • Field Server Service Technician

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    Working with JobcentrePlus and our Recruitment Partners across the UK, we will work with you to ensure that you can find work in IT (and not in any job) through job interviews and applications. We aim to get you on a graduate job on completion of your MCSE. If you have no qualification or background in IT, we will provide you with the necessary training for the experience required. For existing MCSE professionals, we can upgrade your qualifications and improve your career prospects. Do not allow your lack of experience or self-confidence deny you from a career in I.T - it is a lot easier (and enjoyable too) than most people think, once you learn the basics.

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