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Prove your mastery of Windows Server 2016

What is MCSA: Windows Server 2016?

The MCSA: Windows Server 2016 Certification allows students to learn about the administering, installation, implementation of storage solutions, and computer features on the 2016 Windows operating system. Students will also learn to comprehend key networking concepts, identifying features and techniques. This certification qualifies candidates as; Network Systems Administrator, Computer Systems Administrator or Computer Network Specialist. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the typical median salary for IT professionals with the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 Certification in 2019 was $83,510/year with a steady growth rate of 4% (higher than average) per year. The needs for qualified candidates within this field is only growing as businesses adapt to the new “norm” for 2020.

What about Windows Server 2019?

Microsoft remains an industry powerhouse, dominating both OS (operating systems) and business server solution options worldwide. With the roll-out of Windows Server 2019 a lot of IT professionals wonder if their time is better spent foregoing the 2016 solution and focus their attention on the newer 2019 solution. As Depositphotos 13933090 l 2015mentioned in our previous blog, MCSA: SQL Server 2016 Database Development,  even with the introduction of Windows Server 2019, there has been a 28% increase in businesses utilizing the 2016 version. According to reports, the 2016 version offers users greater performance for advanced security measures with early detection and management of security threats. The 2016 version also offers more support for encryption of networks. Businesses are opting to continue to use or begin using the 2016 version over the 2019 solution as it allows for a greater degree of manageability over various computing environments, while streamlining the processes and making them more user friendly for productivity and cost savings. Needless to say, the continued loyalty and usage of the 2016 solution is not lost on IT professionals who still want to place that certification within their transcripts.

Why is the boot camp a better training option for me?

If you are in need of fast-paced, industry leading, custom built teaching then boot camps are for you. TechSherpas365 offers multiple learning methods for this certification with the most effectual method being the boot camp. By offering technology-focused, short termed accelerated learning programs this method has proven its efficiency in providing the necessary skills and requirements to obtaining certification. If you have any questions or need more information, please reach out here.

MCSA: SQL Server 2016 Database Development

Demonstrate Your Skills as a Database Professional with Both Onsite and Cloud-Based Databases with our MCSA: SQL Server Database Developer Boot Camp.

What is MCSA: SQL Server 2016 Database Development?

MCSA: SQL Server 2016 Database Development is an associate level certification within Microsoft’s Official Curriculum (MOC). The focus of this certification is to validate your expertise in building and implementing databases across multiple organizations. The certification itself is made up of two exams: 70-761: Querying with Transact-SQL and 70-762: Developing SQL Databases, typically this certification is geared towards professionals (database administrators, system engineers, and developers) who have two or more years of writing queries experience. Even though this certification is retiring at the end of the year it will remain active and recognized in the technology community for an additional two years. This certification will always remain relevant and highly respected as companies continually rely on server technologies.

Database Developer

What Can I Do With This Certification?

Database development is an imperative skill necessary to multi-scale businesses. The focus of MCSA: SQL Server 2016 Database Development is to allow professionals to query data across multiple platforms while utilizing Transact-SQL and develop SQL databases. Within the last thirty plus years database platforms have come and gone. However, database technology is a vital element in computing tasks and applications and has only become more of a necessity for businesses especially with the introduction of the Cloud. According to recent research the median salary for a Database Developer is $93,750, with a higher than average job growth rate of 10%. Even with the introduction of Windows Server 2019, there has been a 28% increase in businesses utilizing Windows Server 2016. The need for businesses to facilitate their data in an optimally efficient way is more and more imperative as companies become more dependent on onsite and cloud-based databases. If you are just introducing yourself to Windows Server and prefer the fastest way to certification, start with the MCSA.

How Can I Get Certified?

There is no question that earning the MCSA: SQL Server 2016 Database Development certification will provide you with the credibility and the experience necessary to secure your position or garner a higher salary. With the growing demand for this role traditional methods of education (colleges/universities) cannot keep up in supplying qualified candidates. Whereas TechSherpas365 offers multiple teaching methods for this certification the most effectual method is to enroll in the boot camp. By offering technology-focused, short termed accelerated learning programs this method has proven its efficiency in providing the necessary skills and requirements to obtaining certification. If you are interested in learning more contact us here.

 

Challenge Yourself with the New AZ:104 Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification

Do you have at least six months of hands-on experience administering Azure? Do you also have a strong understanding of core Azure services, security, governance and workloads? Then the new AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator certification is for you.

What is AZ:104 and how is it Different than AZ:103?

Microsoft recently announced the release of AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator, the replacement for the recently retired AZ-103. If you are wondering what the major differences are between the two then you are not alone. The easiest way to break down the key differences is to point out the obvious,AZ-103 focused its exam topics on the importation and exportation of data to Azure, while AZ-104 goes deeper and focuses on the management of data that is in Azure storage. Each exam focuses its concentration on different domains, as shown below:

AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator

AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator

  • Management of Azure subscriptions and resources
  • Management of Azure identities and governance
  • Implementation and management of storage
  • Implementation and management of storage
  • Deployment and management of virtual machines (VMs)
  • Deployment and management of computing resources
  • Configuration and management of virtual networks
  • Configuration and management of virtual networks
  • Identity management
  • Monitoring and backup of Azure resources

Whereas they appear to be similar, the key takeaway is that the newer Azure Administrator certification exam redirects its focus on deployment and management of computing resources rather than that of virtual networks. Candidates clearly notice the new opportunities and challenges that the AZ-104 exam brings to the table. In all, the AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator course/exam teaches IT professionals how to manage their Azure subscriptions, secure identities, administer the infrastructure, configure virtual networking, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement storage solutions, create and scale virtual machines, implement web apps and containers, back up and share data, and monitor your solution.


Is the Cloud the Future?

As cloud infrastructures dominate the IT world and beyond, Microsoft has proven its agility and efficiency in driving innovationCloud Technology through new insights and capturing new advantages through cloud-based advances. Quickly catching up to its competitors at an astonishing rate it has been reported that the cloud service provider has a YOY (year over year) growth rate of 154% (as of 2020) and the total number of companies adapting and utilizing Microsoft Azure has grown to nearly 400,000. With many more businesses shifting to cloud-based operations it is no wonder why the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics currently projects a higher than average growth rate of 10% within the Azure Administrator field. Companies are constantly looking for employees with the right skillset and it has been shown that candidates that have the Azure Administrator certification not only improve their salary, it also allows them the opportunity to secure their current position (job security) or lock in that promotion. With the current median pay looming around $84,000/year it is no wonder why this certification is so alluring to so many.

Certifications Open Doors

As data has shown the enormous demand for IT qualified candidates is booming and still on the rise. It is anticipated that the average growth rate for IT jobs will increase by 15% by 2028, whereas the national job growth average is projected at 10.5%.  If you seek a career that provides job security, massive growth potential, a challenging work environment and financial stability then take a look at Microsoft’s Role Based Certifications. The AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification has no prerequisites to take, however, if you are new to the Azure world then you may be interested in the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals certification exam prior to starting the AZ-104. Stand out above the rest of the competition, prove your skills and knowledge. Certifications offer a way for you to prove your value to future and current employers. Make an investment in yourself and become certified today.