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In this foundational Microsoft MTA: Database training, Garth Schulte prepares learners to take the 98-364 exam, which is the one required exam to earn the MTA: Database Fundamentals certification.
Working with data, databases, and SQL are some of the most useful skills you can learn early in your career. This MTA: Database training is considered foundational-level Microsoft training, which means it was designed for IT professionals with no database experience. After completing this MTA: Database training, you'll be ready to take the 98-364 exam — and validate your proficiency creating, querying, and administering databases in a Microsoft environment.
Importantly, the skills you learn in this Microsoft database course are widely applicable across open source and vendor databases. Most relational databases have similar schema and structure, and SQL is the most popular query language in the world.
For IT managers, this MTA: Database training can be used for 98-364 exam prep, on-boarding new employees, or as part of a team training plan.
98-364: What You Need to Know
For any data analyst using this training for exam preparation, our MTA: Database Fundamentals course maps to the Microsoft 98-364 exams objectives, and covers topics such as:
- Fundamental database concepts
- How to create and navigate database objects
- Manipulate data within relational databases
- Understand data storage
- What goes into administering a database
- Maintain proper security on a database
Who Should Take 98-364 Training?
This 98-364 course is valuable for new or aspiring IT professionals, experienced data analysts looking to validate foundational skills, and non-technical professionals.
Microsoft databases user training. If your position requires you to deal with databases in a non-technical capacity, the MTA Database Fundamentals course will show you what’s happening “under the hood” with the data requests you make. If you deal with a lot of data in your job, having this training will mean being able to pull and manipulate that data without help, and being able to display and store it in a way that’s helpful for you.
New or aspiring IT professionals. For data analysts new to the field, the MTA Database Fundamentals course ensures there are no gaps in your training with relational databases. By demonstrating your competence with objects, maintenance, and administration, you can set yourself up for promotion while also gaining familiarity with elements of the job you can focus on later in your career.
Experienced IT professionals. For data analysts already working in the field, the MTA Database Fundamentals certification rounds out your knowledge of working with databases, including relational databases like Microsoft SQL. It will demonstrate your mastery of setting up, maintaining and securing databases. The training and certification gives you an opportunity to demonstrate your expertise with working with relational databases, such as MS SQL Server.