Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate

EXAM DP-203 IS REPLACING EXAMS DP-200 AND DP-201. DP-200 and DP-201 will retire on June 30, 2021.

A candidate for the Azure Data Engineer Associate certification should have subject matter expertise integrating, transforming, and consolidating data from various structured and unstructured data systems into structures that are suitable for building analytics solutions.

Responsibilities for this role include helping stakeholders understand the data through exploration, building and maintaining secure and compliant data processing pipelines by using different tools and techniques. This professional uses various Azure data services and languages to store and produce cleansed and enhanced datasets for analysis.

An Azure Data Engineer also helps ensure that data pipelines and data stores are high-performing, efficient, organized, and reliable, given a specific set of business requirements and constraints. This professional deals with unanticipated issues swiftly and minimizes data loss. An Azure Data Engineer also designs, implements, monitors, and optimizes data platforms to meet the data pipeline needs.

A candidate for this certification must have solid knowledge of data processing languages, such as SQL, Python, or Scala, and they need to understand parallel processing and data architecture patterns.


You will earn this certification if you complete one of the following options:
  • Pass DP-200 and DP-201 (retiring on June 30, 2021) or
  • Pass DP-203 (beta released February 23, 2021)

Job role: Data Engineer

Required exams: DP-203

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Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate

Skills measured

  • Design and implement data storage
  • Design and develop data processing
  • Design and implement data security
  • Monitor and optimize data storage and data processing

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  • DP-203: Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure (beta)

    Languages: en

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    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: design and implement data storage; design and develop data processing; design and implement data security; and monitor and optimize data storage and data processing.

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    All objectives of the exam are covered in depth so you'll be ready for any question on the exam.

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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.

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