SQL Server Certification Statistics


The following table is an extract from the Number of Microsoft Certified Professionals Worldwide as it relates to the SQL Server (including BI) certifications, I thought these numbers make for interesting reading.

Credential

Certification

Achievers

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

SQL Server 2005, BI Development

SQL Server 2005

SQL Server 2008, BI Development and Maintenance

SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance

2,600

41,665

134

336

Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)

Database

18

Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)

Microsoft Certified Master: Microsoft SQL Server 2008

2

Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)

Microsoft SQL Server 2000

152,086

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)

Business Intelligence Developer

Database Administrator

Database Developer

Business Intelligence Developer (SQL 2008)

Database Administrator (SQL 2008)

1,088

6,695

2,925

50

92

Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)

13,885

Perhaps I will keep track of these numbers over time so will be able to look back in a a couple of months and see how things have changed.

My certification goals for this year remains to complete my Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) SQL Server 2008 despite the fact that it has been delayed from my March registration to later in the year (a personal consequence of the global financial crisis).

<Gary>


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