Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals

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To master data in the cloud, you need the right foundation—a solid understanding of core data concepts, such as relational data, nonrelational data, big data, and analytics. Plus, familiarity with the roles, tasks, and responsibilities in the world of data and data analytics. Are you there? Certification can help you prove it.

The certification offers the foundation you need to build your technical skills to start working with data in the cloud. Mastering the basics can help you jump-start your career and prepare you to dive deeper into other technical opportunities Azure offers.

The Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals certification could be a great fit for you if you’d like to:

  • Validate your foundational knowledge of core data concepts and how they’re implemented using Azure data services.
  • Reinforce your basics for other Azure role-based certifications, like Azure Database Administrator Associate, Azure Data Engineer Associate, Data Analyst Associate, or Azure Developer Associate, but it’s not a prerequisite for any of them.

If you’re new to the cloud or just starting out with Azure, first choose Azure fundamentals training and certification.

If you’re beginning to work with data in the cloud, this certification is for you. It is recommended to have familiarity with the concepts of relational and nonrelational data and with different types of data workloads, such as transactional or analytical.

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Depending on your goals, you may choose to master the basics with the Azure AI Fundamentals certification, or level up with the Azure Database Administrator Associate, Azure Data Engineer Associate, Data Analyst Associate, or Azure Developer Associate certifications, or find the right Microsoft Azure certification for you, based on your profession.


The English language version of this certification was updated on August 4, 2022. Review the study guide linked on the Exam DP-900 page for details about recent changes.

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Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals

Skills measured

  • This list contains the skills measured on the exam required for this certification. For more detailed information, visit the exam details page and review the study guide.
  • Describe core data concepts
  • Identify considerations for relational data on Azure
  • Describe considerations for working with non-relational data on Azure
  • Describe an analytics workload on Azure

Job role: Database Administrator, Data Analyst, Data Engineer, Developer, Student

Required exams: DP-900

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  • DP-900: Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals

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    Prove that you can accomplish the following tasks: describe core data concepts; identify considerations for relational data on Azure; describe considerations for working with non-relational data on Azure; and describe an analytics workload on Azure.

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