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Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate

Azure Data Engineers design and implement the management, monitoring, security, and privacy of data using the full stack of Azure data services to satisfy business needs.

Required exams: Exam DP-200 and Exam DP-201

Optional prerequisite: 1 exam | See details

Skills measured

Implement data storage solutions

Implement Azure cloud data warehouses

  • design Data Lake architecture
  • design the data schema
  • provision the data warehouse

Implement No-SQL Databases

  • manage data distribution and partitions
  • select the database platform
  • model data storage based on use cases
  • select storage types
  • provision storage accounts
  • provision Data Lake storage
  • integrate WebHDFS applications with Data Lake Storage
  • provision in CosmosDB

Implement Azure SQL Database

  • provision Azure SQL Database
  • configure elastic pools
  • configure data backup strategies
  • configure elastic jobs
  • provision Azure SQL database managed instance
  • configure connections
  • manage data synchronization

Implement hybrid data scenarios

  • design hybrid solution
  • design data replication and synchronization

Manage Azure DevOps Pipelines

  • use a build service
  • deploy using Azure Resource Manager templates

Manage and develop data processing

Implement big data environments

  • implement Hadoop clusters
  • implement Databricks environment

Develop batch processing solutions

  • develop batch processing solutions using Spark
  • develop batch processing solutions using Azure Databricks

Develop streaming solutions

  • implement event processing using Azure stream analytics
  • query data using Azure Stream Analytics
  • configure Azure Stream Analytics to read from Event Hub
  • configure Azure Stream Analytics to read from BLOB storage

Develop integration solutions

  • create data pipeline systems in Azure
  • develop data integration pipelines with Azure Data Factory
  • develop data integration pipelines with Azure Databricks

Implement data migration

  • transform data
  • bulk load data with PolyBase

Automate Data Factory Pipelines

  • deploy data factory pipelines
  • configure Data Factory

Manage data security

Manage source data access security

  • connect to sources
  • create connection objects
  • install Gateways

Configure authentication and authorization

  • set up firewall rules
  • integrate Azure AD
  • design Cosmos DB security
  • design Data Lake security
  • design Azure SQL DB security
  • manage Access Control
  • manage permissions on resources

Manage and enforce data policies and standards

  • mask data
  • encrypt data at rest
  • encrypt data in motion
  • encrypt data elements
  • configure audit

Set up notifications

  • set up alerts on security threats
  • set up alerts on unexpected resource usage

Monitor data solutions

Monitor data storage

  • implement BLOB storage monitoring
  • implement Data Lake Store monitoring
  • implement HDInsight monitoring

Monitor databases for a specified scenario

  • implement SQL Database monitoring
  • implement SQL Data Warehouse monitoring
  • implement Cosmos DB monitoring

Monitor data processing

  • design and implement Data Factory monitoring
  • monitor Azure Databricks
  • monitor HDInsight processing
  • monitor stream analytics

Manage and troubleshoot Azure data solutions

Manage Optimization

  • troubleshoot data partitioning bottlenecks
  • optimize HIVE processing
  • optimize Data Lake
  • optimize SPARK processing
  • optimize Azure Stream Analytics
  • optimize Data Warehouse
  • optimize SQL DB
  • manage data life cycle

Manage business continuity

  • implement a disaster recovery strategy
  • design for High Availability
  • import and export data
  • design a data retention policy

Design Azure data storage solutions

Design an Azure Data solution

  • choose the correct data storage solution to meet the technical and business requirements
  • calculate the storage capacity of data
  • recommend tier based on data requirements
  • decide partition distribution type

Design Azure Cloud data warehouses

  • design the data schema
  • design for scale

Design No-SQL Databases

  • design data distribution and partitions
  • design a CosmosDB solution
  • select the database platform
  • model data storage based on use cases
  • select storage types

Design Azure SQL Database

  • design for scale
  • design data load technologies
  • design solution architecture

Design hybrid data scenarios

  • design hybrid solution
  • design data replication and synchronization

Design data processing solutions

Design batch processing solutions

  • design batch processing solutions using Spark
  • design batch processing solutions using Azure Databricks

design big data real-time processing solutions

  • Design for real-time processing
  • design for LAMBDA architecture
  • design and provision compute resources

Design integration solutions

  • design cloud analytic solutions
  • design data processing activities
  • design data migration

Design for data security and compliance

Design source data access security

  • design network security
  • choose the appropriate authentication mechanism
  • choose the appropriate authorization mechanism

Design security for data policies and standards

  • design for data encryption
  • design for data auditing
  • design for data privacy

Design a data retention policy

  • design a backup and recovery policy
  • evaluate business requirements for data retention

Design for high availability and disaster recovery

Design for Optimization

  • design for optimized HIVE processing
  • design for optimized Data Lake
  • design for optimized SPARK processing
  • design for optimized Azure Stream Analytics
  • design for optimized Data Warehouse
  • design for optimized SQL DB
  • plan for the data life cycle

Design and implement a disaster recovery strategy

  • design a backup and recovery policy
  • design an online disaster recovery strategy
  • design for multi-region availability
  • plan for backup and restore

Design for High Availability

  • design for multi-region availability
  • design for read scale
  • design for multi-master writes

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Exam DP-200

Exam DP-200: Implementing an Azure Data Solution

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This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: implement data storage solutions; manage and develop data processing; manage data security; monitor data solutions; and manage and troubleshoot Azure data solutions. Learn more.

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Exam DP-201

Exam DP-201: Designing an Azure Data Solution

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This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: design Azure data storage solutions; design data processing solutions; design for data security and compliance; and design for high availability and disaster recovery. Learn more.

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