Exam DP-300: Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure (beta)

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Candidates for this exam are database administrators and data management specialists that manage on-premises and cloud relational databases built on top of Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure data services.

The Azure Database Administrator implements and manages the operational aspects of cloud-native and hybrid data platform solutions built on Microsoft Azure data services and Microsoft SQL Server. The Azure Database Administrator uses a variety of methods and tools to perform day-to-day operations, including applying knowledge of using T-SQL for administrative management purposes.

This role is responsible for management, availability, security, and performance monitoring and optimization of modern relational database solutions. This role works with the Azure Data Engineer role to manage operational aspects of data platform solutions.


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Part of the requirements for: Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate

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  • DP-300: Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure (beta)

    Languages: English

    Retirement date: none

    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: plan and implement data platform resources; implement a secure environment; monitor and optimize operational resources; optimize query performance; perform automation of tasks; plan and implement a High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR) environment; and perform administration by using T-SQL.

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

Skills measured

  • Plan and implement data platform resources (15-20%)
  • Implement a secure environment (15-20%)
  • Monitor and optimize operational resources (15-20%)
  • Optimize query performance (5-10%)
  • Perform automation of tasks (10-15%)
  • Plan and implement a High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR) environment (15-20%)
  • Perform administration by using T-SQL (10-15%)

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