? Published: June 11, 2012
? Languages:English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil)
? Audiences:IT professionals
? Technology: Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014
? Credit toward 70-461 certification: MCSA, MCSE
? Price: $165.00 USD

Skills measured
This 70-461 exam measures your ability to perform the technical tasks down the page. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area for the exam. The better the percentage, the greater questions you'll probably see on that content area around the exam. View video tutorials in regards to the selection of question types on Microsoft exams.

Please note that the questions may test, and definitely will not be restricted to, the individuals described from the bulleted text.

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In December 2015, this exam was evaluated for applicability to both SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014. It was determined that no updates to exam objectives were required.

? Create database objects (20-25%)
? Work with data (25-30%)
? Modify data (20-25%)
? Troubleshoot and optimize (25-30%)

Preparation options
Instructor-led training
20461C: Querying Microsoft SQL Server (5 days)

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Self-paced training
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Jump Start

Training Kit (Exam 70-461): Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Published: Published: November 2012

Ace your preparation for Microsoft Certification Exam 70-461 using this type of 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press. Work on your own personal pace via a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your skills with practice tests on CD-featuring multiple, customizable testing options.

Who must take this exam?
This exam is supposed for SQL Server database administrators, system engineers, and developers with a couple of experience, that are wanting to validate their skills and knowledge on paper queries.

70-461 Exam Preparation

More info about exams
It is recommended that you review this 70-461 exam preparation guide completely and familiarize yourself with the resources here before you schedule your exam. Begin to see the Microsoft Certification exam overview for specifics of registration, videos of typical exam question formats, and also other preparation resources. For facts about exam policies and scoring, see the Microsoft 70-461 Certification exam policies and FAQs.

This preparation guide is subject to change anytime without prior notice possibly at the only real discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams could include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft doesn't identify the format by which exams are presented. Please employ this preparation help guide to get ready for the 70-461 exam, no matter its format. That may help you plan this exam, Microsoft recommends that you have hands-on exposure to the product and that you utilize the specified training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all the topics classified by the "Skills measured" section.

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