Microsoft Certified: Azure Cosmos DB Developer Specialty

Candidates for the Azure Cosmos DB Developer Specialty certification should have subject matter expertise designing, implementing, and monitoring cloud-native applications that store and manage data.

Responsibilities for this role include designing and implementing data models and data distribution, loading data into an Azure Cosmos DB database, and optimizing and maintaining the solution. These professionals integrate the solution with other Azure services. They also design, implement, and monitor solutions that consider security, availability, resilience, and performance requirements.

Candidates for this certification must have solid knowledge and experience developing apps for Azure and working with Azure Cosmos DB database technologies. They should be proficient at developing applications by using the Core (SQL) API and SDKs, writing efficient queries and creating appropriate index policies, provisioning and managing resources in Azure, and creating server-side objects with JavaScript. They should be able to interpret JSON, read C# or Java code, and use PowerShell.


Note: This certification will be available on or around November 30, 2021.

Job role: Developer, Data Engineer, Solution Architect

Required exams: DP-420

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Microsoft Certified: Azure Cosmos DB Developer Specialty

Skills measured

  • Design and implement data models
  • Design and implement data distribution
  • Integrate an Azure Cosmos DB solution
  • Optimize an Azure Cosmos DB solution
  • Maintain an Azure Cosmos DB solution

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Certification exams

  • DP-420: Designing and Implementing Cloud-Native Applications Using Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB (beta)

    Languages: en

    Retirement date:

    This exam will be available on or around November 30, 2021. This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: design and implement data models; design and implement data distribution; integrate an Azure Cosmos DB solution; optimize an Azure Cosmos DB solution; and maintain an Azure Cosmos DB solution.

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** Complete this exam before the retirement date to ensure it is applied toward your certification. After the retirement date, please refer to the related certification for exam requirements.