Finally, passed the two exams for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer certification. (NOTE: The DP-200 and the DP-201 exams have now been replaced with the single DP-203 exam which is much more focused and streamlined).
This is the most studying I’ve done for an exam in at least 10 years. There was so much material to cover and a wide range of topics. Such as Cosmos DB, Data Lake Storage Gen 2, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Databricks, Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Factory, Azure Monitor, Azure Log Analytics, and Azure Data Security and Compliance.
I am thankful for the opportunity that Microsoft allows me to take the time to study and practice on all this material as this will be the focus of my career going forward. (Don’t worry, I will continue to speak and blog on all things SQL Server on-premises, especially, performance tuning.)