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

A candidate for this exam 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 exam 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 Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK for SQL API. They should be able to write efficient Azure Cosmos DB SQL queries 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.

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The English language version of this exam will be updated on October 25, 2022. Please download the study guide in the “Tip” box for details on upcoming changes. 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.

Tip

Part of the requirements for: Microsoft Certified: Azure Cosmos DB Developer Specialty

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  • 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.

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Skills measured

  • The English language version of this exam will be updated on October 25, 2022. Download the study guide in the preceding “Tip” box for more details about the skills measured on this exam.
  • Design and implement data models (35–40%)
  • Design and implement data distribution (5–10%)
  • Integrate an Azure Cosmos DB solution (5–10%)
  • Optimize an Azure Cosmos DB solution (15–20%)
  • Maintain an Azure Cosmos DB solution (25–30%)

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