Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate

Certification details

As a candidate for this certification, you should have subject matter expertise in building database solutions that are designed to support multiple workloads built with:

  • SQL Server on-premises
  • Azure SQL services

You’re a database administrator who manages on-premises and cloud databases built with SQL Server and Azure SQL services.

As the Azure database administrator, you implement and manage the operational aspects of cloud-native and hybrid data platform solutions built on SQL Server and Azure SQL services. You use a variety of methods and tools to perform and automate day-to-day operations, including applying knowledge of using Transact-SQL (T-SQL) and other tools for administrative management purposes.

You’re responsible for the following concerning database solutions:

  • Management
  • Availability
  • Security
  • Performance monitoring and optimization

You evaluate and implement migration strategies for moving databases between Azure and on-premises. Plus, you work with Azure data engineers, Azure solution architects, Azure developers, data scientists, and other professionals to manage operational aspects of data platform solutions.

As a candidate for this certification, you should have knowledge of and experience with:

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (Windows and Linux)


The English language version of this certification was updated on February 7, 2024. Review the study guide linked on the Exam DP-300 page for details about recent changes.

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Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate

Skills measured

  • Plan and implement data platform resources
  • Implement a secure environment
  • Monitor, configure, and optimize database resources
  • Configure and manage automation of tasks
  • Plan and configure a high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) environment

Job role: Database Administrator

Required exams: DP-300

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Certification exams

  • DP-300: Administering Microsoft Azure SQL Solutions

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    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: plan and implement data platform resources; implement a secure environment; monitor, configure, and optimize database resources; configure and manage automation of tasks; and plan and configure a high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) environment.

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