SQL Server DBA Certifications: How Many People Have Which Certifications?

According to Microsoft, as of April 2009:

153,130 people have received the MCDBA: SQL Server 2000 certification

51,445 people have received the MCTS: SQL Server 2005 certification

854 people have received the MCTS: SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance Certification

3,577 people have received the MCTS: SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence certification

333 people have received the MCTS: SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance certification

456 people have received the MCTS: SQL Server 2008 Database Development certification

7,928 people have received the MCITP: SQL Server 2005 Database Administrator certification

358 people have received the MCITP: SQL Server 2008 Database Administrator certification

3,377 people have received the MCITP: SQL Server 2005 Database Developer certification

213 people have received the MCITP: SQL Server 2008 Database Developer certification

1,385 people have received the MCITP: SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Developer certification

137 people have received the MCITP: SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Developer certification

18 people have received the MCA: Database certification

39 people have received the MCM: SQL Server 2005 certification

2 people have received the MCM: SQL Server 2008 certification

From the numbers above, it appears that DBA certifications are becoming less popular among DBAs. What do you think?

For more information on Microsoft DBA certifications, visit here.

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