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Exam DP-300: Administering Microsoft Azure SQL Solutions

Candidates for this exam should have subject matter expertise in building database solutions that are designed to support multiple workloads built with Azure SQL database services.

Candidates for this exam are database administrators who manage on-premises and cloud databases built with SQL Server and SQL database services.

The Azure database administrator implements and manages the operational aspects of cloud-native and hybrid data platform solutions built on SQL Server and SQL database services. Professionals in this role use a variety of methods and tools to perform and automate day-to-day operations, including applying knowledge of using T-SQL for administrative management purposes.

These professionals are responsible for management, availability, security, and performance monitoring and optimization of database solutions. They evaluate and implement migration strategies for moving databases to Azure. Plus, they work with Azure data engineers, Azure solution architects, Azure developers, and other professionals to manage operational aspects of data platform solutions.

Candidates for this exam should have knowledge of and experience with Azure SQL Edge, Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, and SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (Windows and Linux).

You may be eligible for ACE college credit if you pass this certification exam. See ACE college credit for certification exams for details.

Important

The English language version of this exam was updated on October 25, 2022. Please download the study guide listed in the “Tip” box to see the current skills measured. If a localized version of this exam is available, it will be updated approximately eight weeks after this date.

Passing score: 700. Learn more about exam scores.

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Part of the requirements for: Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate

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  • DP-300: Administering Microsoft Azure SQL Solutions

    Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, Korean, French, German, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Italian, Chinese (Traditional), Spanish, Indonesian (Indonesia)

    Retirement date: none

    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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Skills measured

  • The English language version of this exam was updated on October 25, 2022. Download the study guide in the preceding “Tip” box for more details about the skills measured on this exam.
  • Plan and implement data platform resources (20–25%)
  • Implement a secure environment (15–20%)
  • Monitor, configure, and optimize database resources (20–25%)
  • Configure and manage automation of tasks (15–20%)
  • Plan and configure a high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) environment (20–25%)

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