Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)

Definition of Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) in The Network Encyclopedia.

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What is MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator)?

A Microsoft certification for individuals who have demonstrated expertise in administering and implementing databases using Microsoft SQL Server. Users who achieve this certification have demonstrated ability in performing tasks such as:

  • Installing and configuring SQL Server
  • Planning and designing SQL databases
  • Creating, configuring, managing, maintaining, optimizing, monitoring, and troubleshooting databases
  • Using transact-SQL for creating data services

The Microsoft Certified Database Administrator credential is broken into two separate tracks. To achieve the Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) designation in Windows NT 4, candidates must pass four core exams relating to Microsoft Windows NT Server and SQL Server 7, plus one elective exam. The Windows 2000 track requires 3 core exams plus one elective.