Certifications

A continuous certification process will help your organization better leverage MicroStrategy’s capabilities so you can deliver intelligence to more people, with better performance, and a lower total cost of ownership.

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Certifications for Every Role in the Intelligent Enterprise

MicroStrategy’s certifications are unique in the industry. Beyond just an exam, students must also complete a rigorous, hands-on final project. Our certifications ensure that every Analyst and Intelligence Center Architect is equipped with the expertise and best practices required for their roles.

And, we make it easy. Our subscription-based Education Passes for Analysts and Architects give students cost-effective access to all the learning resources they’ll need to achieve their certifications.

Follow Learning Paths

  • Each certification has a set of recommended courses that you can complete at your own pace. You can complete the certification project when you’re ready.

Earn Badges

  • Once you complete your certification, you’ll receive a digital badge that you can post on social media to highlight your accomplishment and expertise.

Certification Options

For Architects

These advanced certifications equip Intelligence Center Architects with a deep understanding of MicroStrategy’s product capabilities and best practices in specific areas of expertise

Purchase Architect Pass

For Analysts

A series of certifications specifically designed to empower Analysts, Data Scientists, and Developers

Purchase Analyst Pass

Harness the Power of MicroStrategy 2019

The release of MicroStrategy 2019 introduced a suite of powerful new capabilities, including Transformational Mobility, Federated Analytics, and HyperIntelligence. And, our technology innovations never stop - we’re continually adding new features and capabilities to our industry-leading Intelligence Platform.

We want to keep every MicroStrategy user fully-educated on our latest capabilities so they can expand their expertise, advance their careers, and help their organizations harness the full potential of their MicroStrategy investments.

Toward that end, we’ve expanded our role-based Certification Program and introduced subscription-based Education Passes, giving you more convenient and cost-effective access to the training you need to build your MicroStrategy skills and expertise. Here’s a summary of our key educational opportunities:

FOR ANALYSTS, DATA SCIENTISTS AND DEVELOPERS

    Earn Certifications with the Analyst Pass ($350/year)
    This catalog introduces certifications and recommended learning paths for Analysts, Data Scientists, and Developers. Our new Analyst Pass is a 12-month subscription that gives you cost-effective access to all of the courseware related to these three certifications (11 courses).

FOR INTELLIGENCE CENTER ARCHITECTS

    Earn Advanced Certifications with the Architect Pass ($3,500/year)
    We’ve developed new, advanced certifications for 8 critical Intelligence Center roles. The Architect Pass is a 12-month subscription that gives you unlimited access to our entire catalog of live and on-demand courseware so you can achieve your certifications.

Certifications List

Intelligence Center Certification

Application Architect Certification

Certifies your expertise to create and maintain intelligence applications for the enterprise. Demonstrate your comprehensive skills to manage and publish standardized application objects and promote departmental applications from self-service into th...

Intelligence Center Certification

Mobile Architect Certification

Certifies your knowledge in foundation mobility topics from a holistic approach of the Mobile Architect in an Intelligent Enterprise to produce a best-in-class mobile solution based on enterprise-level best practices.

Intelligence Center Certification

Services Architect Certification

Certifies your knowledge in deployment and source control from a holistic approach of the Services Architect in an Intelligent Enterprise with enterprise best practices.

Intelligence Center Certification

Platform Administrator Certification

Certifies your knowledge in the foundation platform administration topics from a holistic approach of the Platform Administrator in an Intelligent Enterprise to support your Intelligent Enterprise in providing a well-tuned and stable analytics platfo...

Intelligence Center Certification

Intelligence Director Certification

Certifies your knowledge in running intelligence programs to support and maintain departmental and enterprise analytics applications while supervising the Intelligence Center to support a successful Intelligent Enterprise.

Intelligence Center Certification

System Administrator Certification

Certifies your knowledge in the foundation system administration topics from a holistic approach of the System Administrator in an Intelligent Enterprise to support your Intelligent Enterprise in providing a well-tuned and stable analytics infrastruc...

Intelligence Center Certification

Database Achitect Certification

Certifies your knowledge in key competencies to help you succeed as a Database Architect by supporting your Intelligent Enterprise in providing well-tuned data pipelines, and a stable data warehouse platform environment.

Analyst

Analyst (ANL) Certification

Validate your core skills across MicroStrategy’s reporting products, to design and create reports and visual, interactive dossiers. Demonstrate your knowledge of fundamental MicroStrategy reporting concepts. Available through the Analyst and...

Analyst

MicroStrategy Certified Specialist Analyst (MCSA) Certification

Validate your core skills across MicroStrategy’s reporting products, to design and create reports, visual interactive dossiers, boardroom documents, and mobile apps. Demonstrate your knowledge of fundamental MicroStrategy reporting concepts.If you wa...

Analyst

MicroStrategy Certified Master Analyst (MCMA) Certification

Certify your expertise in designing and creating MicroStrategy’s business intelligence analytics applications. Demonstrate your comprehensive skills across project design and object creation, through to advanced reporting, documents, mobile applicati...

Developer

Developer (DEV) Certification

Demonstrate your proficiency in software development modeling. Review and troubleshoot problematic coding samples and apply fixes. Exhibit your ability to leverage the MicroStrategy SDK to customize basic visual and functional components. Cre...

Developer

MicroStrategy Certified Specialist Developer (MCSD) Certification

Demonstrate your skills in fundamental customization scenarios, implementing common branding and logo changes using MicroStrategy’s SDK tools. Certify your ability to set up MicroStrategy reports within common portal technologies, and customize basic...

Intelligence Center Certification

Data Scientist (SCI) Certification

 Demonstrate your ability to prepare data and explore initial insights with visualizations, develop predictive models, and use mstrio libraries. Available through the Analyst and Architect passes. 

Administrator

MicroStrategy Certified Specialist Administrator (MCSAD) Certification

Certifies your knowledge in foundational administration management of a MicroStrategy environment, using the appropriate tools to manage typical BI and mobile deployments and user authentication, system and object maintenance, and basic Big Data setu...

Administrator

MicroStrategy Certified Master Administrator (MCMAD) Certification

Validate advanced knowledge to perform enterprise system tuning, work with MicroStrategy Cloud configurations, and run Big Data implementations. Demonstrate your expertise to manage and administer complex business intelligence implementations.If you...

Developer

MicroStrategy Certified Master Developer (MCMD) Certification

Show your expertise in customizing MicroStrategy Web and Mobile with your organization’s complex branding requirements and implementing custom data visualizations. Demonstrate your skills setting up and running a single‐sign-on implementation with Mi...

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