Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) SQL Server 2012


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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) – SQL Server 2012


Computer Studies

Programme Type:

Professional Industry Partner Programme

Partner Institute:


Award Type

Microsoft Certificate: Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: SQL Server

Award Issued by:


Endorsed by:



Not Applicable

NQF Level:

Not Applicable

Period of Study:

8 Months

Entrance Criteria:

  • A+ Certification OR N+ Certification OR S+ Certification OR Any Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification AND

  • Learners must be 16 years or older AND

  • The ability to read and write in English AND

  • Access to a computer AND

  • Access to the internet AND

  • Computer literacy OR the College SA Certificate in Digital Literacy.




What does MCSA: SQL Server 2012 involve?

The MCSA: SQL Server 2012 involves querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 as well as administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 databases. Furthermore MCSA: SQL Server 2012 involves implementing a data warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012.


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Why should I study MCSA: SQL Server 2012?

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2012 certification underlines a range of critical SQL Server 2012 abilities that are important across many solution areas. The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2012 underlines that you have a basic set of abilities that differentiates in order to better able to work with SQL Server.


Typical career opportunities for someone who has done a course in computer studies specialising in MCSA: SQL Server 2012:


    • Database Developer

    • Database Analyst


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Course Structure

In order to complete the MCSA: SQL Server 2012 course, students will have to complete all the following subjects:


Core Subjects: 

    • Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Exam number 461)

    • Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (Exam number 462)

    • Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Exam 463)


For a DETAILED COURSE STRUCTURE, please click here.


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Is the MCSA: SQL Server 2012 course the right course for you?

Do this quick and easy questionnaire to find out if the MCSA: SQL Server 2012 course is the right course for you. Answer either YES or NO.


    • Are you interested in learning how to administer SQL Server 2012?

    • Do you wish to have a qualification that validates your skills?

    • Are you considering a career that requires the fundamentals SQL server 2012 administration?

    • Do you need a qualification to certify that you have the expertise that validates the core platform skills needed in an IT environment.

    • Do you have basic technology skills?


If you answered YES to more than three of these questions, then the MCSA: SQL Server 2012 course is the RIGHT course for you. We recommend that you register for this course right away!


Call the College on 0800 21 23 22 to take the next step.


If you did not answer YES to more than three of the questions, then perhaps you should consider one of our other courses or fill in the form at the bottom of this page and we will contact you. Alternatively, call the College on 0800 21 23 22 to speak to one of our friendly Student Registrars and they can help you determine which is the right course for you.


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Assessment and Award

You will need to write 3 Computer-Based Assessments at a Prometric Testing Centre:


    • Exam 461

    • Exam 462

    • Exam 463


Once you have successfully completed the exams, your Prometric Testing Centre will provide you with a report. You will then receive the following Microsoft Certification: Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: SQL Server.


Once you have passed your exams, you will be given access to the Microsoft Certification member site. You will be able to download your certificate on the member site. You will also be able to order a printed copy of your certificate.


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Interested? Want to find out more?

If you would like to find out more about the MCSA: SQL Server 2012 course, fill in this short form and then one of our friendly Student Registrars will respond to your questions and provide you with all the information you need.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the Classes?


College SA is a home study college. This means that you do not have to go to class. You study at home, on the train, at work, after hours, on your lunch break, or over weekends! This means that you save a lot of costs that classroom students have to pay. Things like travel costs and accommodation are expensive for classroom students. Obviously it is also safer to study in your own home. It also means that you can work while you study, so you can earn a salary and get your qualification at the same time.


Do I get study material from the College?


College SA includes all your books, course items and study material with your course. So unlike other colleges, we shall not give you a list of books to buy. Once you have paid, you are entitled to receive all the study material you need from us. In some cases there might be recommended reading materials which the college does not provide. But this will only be materials that are not essentials to passing your course.


What is the cost of the study material?


Your study material is included in your course fees, so the college does not charge you for study material.


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