Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)

What Does Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) Mean?

A Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) is an individual who has passed the certified database administration exam on Microsoft SQL Server Administration, SQL server design, Microsoft Windows 2000 or 2003 and an elective approved by Microsoft. Although MCDBA is no longer issued, it has been replaced by the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Database certification.


Techopedia Explains Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)

The MCDBA is an advanced-level certification, and one must have a working knowledge of database design, administration and troubleshooting before opting for the certification program. The MCDBA certificate package is comprised of one self-paced course that covers the functionality, design and operation of Microsoft’s SQL database architecture. The course is comprised of multiple lessons and sections for the individual to study and understand the topic thoroughly.

The Microsoft Certified Database Administrator certification has been retired, but does not expire, and is now considered a legacy certification.


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