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EssentialSQL: SQL Certification Practice Test 70-761


Last updated on January 20, 2023 6:30 pm


This SQL certification practice test is a great way to test your SQL knowledge, receive instance feedback, so you can see where you need to improve.

These quizzes are a great way to study for certifications or interviews.  Whether you’re a data engineer, junior developer, business analyst, or junior dba, you’ll find these quizzes help you more quickly understand SQL vocabular and concepts.

You’ll benefit by…

  • Finding gaps in knowledge so you’ll know what to learn, and not wasting time on stuff you know.

  • Experiencing questions, you’ll expect to see on the test. Gain Confidence! Take out the mystery of the unknown.

  • Understanding which area of study require more focus.

  • Reducing anxiety, by getting better prepared and knowing what to expect.

  • By practicing, you learn more and increase your chance to pass the certification.

Overall there are four quizzes with 205 questions total.

All quiz questions tagged with knowledge areas, so you’ll know where you doing well, and where to study more.

I’ve separated the tests into four parts. This makes it great for both beginner and intermediate students to use the tests to prepare for your next SQL Certification or Interview.

The first is more basic, with 72 questions covering the following topics:

  • Filtering Data

  • Grouping and Aggregating Data

  • Joins

  • Set Operators

  • Sorting Data

  • SQL Overview

  • Subqueries

  • Writing Select Queries

The second quiz has 35 questions and covers Types and Built-in Functions:

  • Data Types

  • Built-in Functions*

The third quiz covers intermediate to advance query techniques.  There are 51 questions covering the following topics:

  • Common Table Expressions

  • JSON and XML

  • Pivoting and Grouping

  • Query Optimization*

  • Relational Database Concepts

  • Window Functions

The final quiz covers table creation, data modification, and stored procedure related topics.  There are 47 questions for you to practice with:

  • Creating Tables and Views

  • Modifying Data

  • Stored Procedures*

  • Transaction and Isolation Levels*

* emphasis on SQL Server

The passing score for each test is 75% percent.  Both are timed tests.

Can I take the tests more than once?

Yes, you can take the test as many times as you wish. Each time you take the test, the questions are resorted and presented to you in a new random order.

Is there a time limit for each test?

Yes, there is a time limit for each test.  The time limit is based on the number of questions.  An average you get one minute per question.

What is the passing grade?

You need a 75% grade to pass the certification test.

How long do I have access to the tests?

You have lifetime access. Take the test as many times as you wish, for as long as you wish!

What is the test format?

The test is in multiple choice format. But many of the answers are SQL code example.

Will I get feedback from the test?

Yes, for each question we’ll let you know what is the correct answer and what areas you need to focus on for further study.

What do you mean by, Emphasis on SQL Server?

What I mean is that though most of the question are relevant to various SQL dialects, such as MySQL and PostgreSQL, I know there are some areas that are specific to SQL Server.   For instance, annoyingly, all the SQL flavors seem to have their own slightly different set of built-in functions.  They mostly do the same things, but yeah, they’re different!

What If I don’t Understand a Question?

Post a question in the course Q&A.  I’ll do my best to answer it!

Who this course is for:

  • Candidates getting ready for that next SQL certification or job interview.
  • Data Engineers, Business Analysts, and Developers looking for a bit more SQL practice.
  • Students and professionals looking to hone their SQL Server knowledge
  • Ambitious folks working on their SQL Data Engineer Skills


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