Course Summary
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Worldwide through Certiport and Pearson Vue test centers (and online proctoring through VUE)
2 hours
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 relational database administration
Credit is recommended for examinees scoring 700 and above


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.

Candidates for this exam are database administrators and data management specialists that manage on-premises and cloud relational databases built with 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 Azure Data Services and 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.

Candidates for this role should understand all concepts covered in Exam DP-900: Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals.

Skills Measured:

The skills measured include: 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%); and perform administration by using T-SQL (10-15%)
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