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As of February 18, 2016, this exam includes content covering both SQL Server 2012 and 2014. Please note that this exam does not include questions on features or capabilities that are present only in the SQL Server 2012 product.
- Install and configure (20–25%)
- Maintain instances and databases (15–20%)
- Optimize and troubleshoot (15–20%)
- Manage data (20–25%)
- Implement security (15–20%)
- Implement high availability (5–10%)
Who should take this exam?
This exam is intended for database professionals who perform installation, maintenance, and configuration tasks. Other responsibilities include setting up database systems, making sure those systems operate efficiently, and regularly storing, backing up, and securing data from unauthorized access.