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SQL Server Database Fundamentals

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Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) training and certification delivers essential technology skills and an industry-recognised certification to those just starting a career path in Information Technology (IT), or those looking to enhance their understanding of IT fundamentals. MTA skills development instils practical knowledge on how to apply Microsoft technologies to solve today’s business challenges, and is the gateway to the advanced Microsoft Certifications that distinguish the industry’s best IT professionals and software developers.

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Exams summary

The MTA: SQL Server Database Fundamentals is perfect for those intending to build a career in data platform administration or business intelligence.

The MTA: SQL Server Database Fundamentals certification is made up of a single exam:

Exam 364: Database Fundamentals

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MTA Certification is the gateway to advanced Microsoft Certifications. MTA provides that essential “first step”, and the baseline understanding you need to successfully pursue MCSA, MCSE and MCSD credentials. Pass just one exam and you’ll earn a certification, taking your first step towards a career in technology.

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The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a globally recognised entry level qualification across the Finance, Telecoms and Banking industry. As of 2015, the average salary of a Microsoft MTA Professional is £18,900pa with more than 90% being offered a salary of more than £17,300pa. The average salary for a MTA graduate is estimated to be £17,300pa. After graduation, you can find work in roles such as Support Engineer and Technical Support with relative ease.

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of MTA IT Infrastructure professionals are being offered a salary of more than £17,300pa in the UK.

The one exam

The MTA: SQL Server Database Fundamentals is the latest generation in Microsoft server technology and as such there is no current retirement plan for its exams. Below is a breakdown of the exams for this certification and how they are made up.

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Database Fundamentals

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed:

- Understanding core database concepts.
- Create database objects.
- Manipulate Data.
- Understand data storage.
- Administer a database.


SQL Database Fundamentals

Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-364 helps you prepare for Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-364, and build an understanding of these topics: Core Database Concepts, Creating Database Objects, Manipulating Data, Data Storage, and Administering a Database. Here are the percentages that make up the final mark for this exam using these technical tasks:

  • Understanding core database concepts (20-25%)
    • Understand how data is stored in tables
    • Understand relational database concepts
    • Understand data manipulation language (DML)
    • Understand data definition language (DDL)
  • Create database objects (20-25%)
    • Choose data types
    • Understand tables and how to create them
    • Create views
    • Create stored procedures and functions
  • Manipulate Data (25-30%)
    • Select data
    • Insert data
    • Update data
    • Delete data
  • Understand data storage (15-20%)
    • Understand normalization
    • Understand primary, foreign, and composite keys
    • Understand indexes
  • Administer a database (10-15%)
    • Understand database security concepts
    • Understand database backups and restore

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