Given the undeniable importance of data professionals and the clear need for them in today’s high-tech world (in organizations and businesses, large and small), Microsoft is expanding their Data & AI certification portfolio to include two new role-based certifications, effective early April 2020: Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate and Microsoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate.
Azure Database Administrator Associate certification
This certification will only require one exam: DP-300: Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure, which will measure key skills and knowledge. This includes the ability to plan and implement data platform resources, implement a secure environment, monitor and optimize operational resources, optimize query performance, automate tasks, plan and implement a high availability and disaster recovery environment, and use T-SQL for administration.
Data Analyst Associate certification
This certification will also only require one exam: DA-100: Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI, which will focus on measuring the ability to prepare, model, and visualize data, in addition to the ability to deploy and maintain deliverables.