Exam 70-461 or 70-761: You have to make a choice
The first choice you have to make is which one of the two exams 70-461 and 70-761 you will study for and take? Below is the information you may find helpful when you make your decision.
• By passing any one of the two exam 70-461 and 70-761 you automatically become a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
• The two exam has different certification path
70-461 is one of the three exams you have to pass to become Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2012/2014:
70-761 is one of the two exams you take to become MCSA in SQL server 2016 development. Once you pass exam 70-761 and 70-762, you will have earned the MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development certification:
• 70-461 is based upon SQL Server 2012/2014 which are still widely used by most companies and organizations all over the world.
70-461 has never been on the retirement exam list, see Exams scheduled to retire.
• 70-761 covers SQL server 2016 which is the more recent, later version of SQL server.
• The preparation for both is almost the same; as the two exams cover the same essential SQL server query, you study almost the same topics to prepare for the exam.
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