Course DP-420T00: Designing and Implementing Cloud-Native Applications Using Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

This course teaches developers how to create application using the SQL API and SDK for Azure Cosmos DB. Students will learn how to write efficient queries, create indexing policies, manage and provisioned resources, and perform common operations with the SDK.

Audience Profile

Software engineers tasked with authoring cloud-native solutions that leverage Azure Cosmos DB SQL API and its various SDKs. They are familiar with C#, Python, Java, or JavaScript. They also have experience writing code that interacts with a SQL or NoSQL database platform.

Job role: Developer

Skills gained

  • Create and configure Azure Cosmos DB SQL API account, database, and container
  • Use the .NET SDK to manage resources and perform operations
  • Perform queries of varying complexity

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Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure and ability to navigate the Azure portal (AZ-900 equivalent)

  • Experience writing in an Azure-supported language at the intermediate level. (C#, JavaScript, Python, or Java)

  • Ability to write code to connect and perform operations on a SQL or NoSQL database product. (SQL Server, Oracle, MongoDB, Cassandra or similar)

Course outline

Module 1: Get started with Azure Cosmos DB SQL API

Modern apps thrive on real-time data from different sources and shaped in different forms. These apps require a modern database that can handle the variety and velocity of data that will be thrown at it. In this module, we will explore Azure Cosmos DB and how the SQL API can solve some of the problems presented by modern applications.


  • Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB SQL API

  • Try Azure Cosmos DB SQL API

Lab : Exercise: Create an Azure Cosmos DB SQL API account

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate whether...