Microsoft SQL Server Certification

Ahmad Safi 1 Reputation point
2023-10-09T08:55:53.4566667+00:00

Hello,

I was looking to find training material for Microsoft Exam 70-461 but came across a couple of links saying this exam has been retired. I tried to find the same link on Microsoft's website but was not able to. Therefore, I am posting a question here to see if someone from the officials or someone who has first-hand information as to whether this exam has been retired. If so, what's the alternative route or exam for a beginner to take?

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A family of Microsoft relational database management and analysis systems for e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions.
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  1. Vinodh247-1375 11,396 Reputation points
    2023-10-09T09:34:22.7333333+00:00

    Hi Ahmad Safi:

    Thanks for reaching out to Microsoft Q&A.

    Yes it has been retired but currently there is no replacement for 70-461. Alternatively you can try to prepare any one of these below.

    Microsoft Certified: Database Administrator Associate

    Microsoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate

    Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate

    Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Engineer Associate

    Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Scientist Associate

    See the link below...

    https://trainingsupport.microsoft.com/en-us/mcp/forum/all/replacement-for-exam-70-461-querying-microsoft-sql/d8a4e7c2-7855-4036-a37f-ed17862689c0

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