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Microsoft Certified: Azure Cosmos DB Developer Specialty

Certification details

A candidate for this certification should have subject matter expertise designing, implementing, and monitoring cloud-native applications that store and manage data.

Responsibilities for this role include designing and implementing data models and data distribution, loading data into an Azure Cosmos DB database, and optimizing and maintaining the solution. These professionals integrate the solution with other Azure services. They also design, implement, and monitor solutions that consider security, availability, resilience, and performance requirements.

A candidate for this certification must have solid knowledge and experience developing apps for Azure and working with Azure Cosmos DB database technologies. They should be proficient at developing applications that use the API for Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL. They should be able to write efficient SQL queries for the API and be able to create appropriate index policies. They should have experience creating server-side objects with JavaScript. Additionally, they should be familiar with provisioning and managing resources in Azure. They should be able to interpret JSON, read C# or Java code, and use PowerShell.

Important

The English language version of this certification was updated on October 25, 2022. Visit the Exam DP-420 page to download the study guide.

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Microsoft Certified: Azure Cosmos DB Developer Specialty

Skills measured

  • This list contains the skills measured on the exam associated with this certification. For more detailed information, visit the exam details page and download the study guide.
  • Design and implement data models
  • Design and implement data distribution
  • Integrate an Azure Cosmos DB solution
  • Optimize an Azure Cosmos DB solution
  • Maintain an Azure Cosmos DB solution

Job role: Developer, Data Engineer, Solution Architect

Required exams: DP-420

Important: See details

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Certification exams

  • DP-420: Designing and Implementing Cloud-Native Applications Using Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: design and implement data models; design and implement data distribution; integrate an Azure Cosmos DB solution; optimize an Azure Cosmos DB solution; and maintain an Azure Cosmos DB solution.

    Price based on the country or region in which the exam is proctored.

    for Designing and Implementing Cloud-Native Applications Using Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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

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** Complete this exam before the retirement date to ensure it is applied toward your certification. After the retirement date, please refer to the related certification for exam requirements.

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