Links to the Real World DBA Toolkit Presentation From 09/21/2016:
Meeting with fellow peers that were on the certification track helped me concentrate and motivate.
I attended every session I could, and studied on my own. I've got a very strong TSQL background, so actually, for me, the 70-463 was the hardest,a s I'm not as detailed oriented on Datawarehousing as I am with syntax and high availability.
In the end, I ended up studying at a faster pace,and completed all three tests in about six months, squeezing study time in between work and play.
I got my MCSA for SQL2012/2014 in 2016 just before SQL2016 came out, and am damn proud of it.