The Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals certification, represented by the Exam DP-900, is designed for individuals seeking to demonstrate foundational knowledge of core data concepts and services provided by Microsoft Azure.
Ideal candidates for this exam include those who plan to implement any primary Azure data solution, be it in database administration, data analytics, or application development.
This certification validates the understanding of:
- Core Data Concepts: Understanding the basics of relational and non-relational data, types of data workloads, and data analytics concepts.
- Azure Data Services: Proficiency in Azure's data solutions including Azure Cosmos DB, Azure SQL Database, Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure Data Factory, Azure Stream Analytics, and Azure Blob Storage.
- Data Processing Solutions: Grasping the capabilities of Azure's data processing solutions, ensuring data is efficiently and effectively processed and managed.
- Data Security and Compliance: Familiarity with security components such as data classification, data policies, and standards, ensuring data protection and privacy on Azure.
To succeed in Exam DP-900, candidates should familiarize themselves with the core principles of data storage, management, and operations on Microsoft Azure, while leveraging various study materials, tutorials, and practice tests provided by Microsoft and its partners.