Welcome to Database Fundamentals

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6 HOURS OF TRAINING
1 SKILL
24 VIDEOS
1 VIRTUAL LAB
0 PRACTICE EXAMS
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Microsoft MTA: Database Fundamentals (98-364) FAQs: Cost, Training, Value

Is the MTA: Database Fundamentals worth it?

Yes, the MTA: Database Fundamentals is worth it for many people just getting started in their technology career. The people who’ll find MTA: Database Fundamentals most worth it are those who want to eventually get a career in data science or database administration. Although Microsoft does offer more advanced data certifications than the MTA: Database Fundamentals, if you’re looking for a way to learn the basics of databases and database administration, it’s worth it.

How much does the Microsoft MTA: Database Fundamentals cost?

Earning the Microsoft MTA: Database Fundamentals costs $127. Since all you have to do is pass the one test and there aren’t any prerequisite exams or courses, $127 is the grand total cost for earning the MTA: Database Fundamentals. It’s not a particularly challenging exam, but you don’t get the $127 refunded if you don’t pass, so you might consider paying for a course and adding that cost to the certification.

Is the Microsoft MTA: Database Fundamentals difficult?

No, the Microsoft MTA: Database Fundamentals isn’t very difficult. For people with a lot of experience using and configuring databases, the Microsoft MTA: Database Fundamentals will be pretty easy. But don’t worry if you have no experience with databases: The Microsoft MTA: Database Fundamentals is designed to be an easy introduction to using and managing databases. Even with no experience at all, with just a couple days of full-time study, it should be easy.

Does the Microsoft MTA: Database Fundamentals expire?

No, the Microsoft MTA: Database Fundamentals certification doesn’t expire. Once you earn the MTA: Database Fundamentals, you have it for life. MTA: Database Fundamentals is one of Microsoft’s fundamental certifications and those never expire. However, the exam and the certification itself are going to be retired. On June 30, 2022, the MTA: Database Fundamentals certification and its associated exam, 98-364, will be retired and no one will be able to take it.

How should I study for the Microsoft MTA: Database Fundamentals?

The best way to study for the Microsoft MTA: Database Fundamentals is with clear, visual instruction on databases. The MTA: Database Fundamentals exam focuses on fundamentals without going into heavy detail. So the best way to study for the MTA: Database Fundamentals is with a course that walks you through one topic at a time and provides opportunities to practice working with databases in virtual environments.

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