Design a SQL Server migration strategy

Data Engineer
Database Administrator
Azure SQL Database
Azure SQL Managed Instance
Azure SQL Server on Virtual Machines
SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
Azure Synapse Analytics

In this module, you'll learn the phases of a migration and the steps involved to ensure your migration project is executed smoothly. You'll also learn the purpose of data platform modernization and see the benefits it can bring to your organization.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you'll be able to:

  • Explain what data platform modernization is
  • Review the stages of a data migration
  • Recommend when to use an Azure data platform technology
  • Explore the cost savings of moving your SQL workloads to Azure


The following prerequisites should be completed:

  • Understand on-premises SQL Server Databases
  • Understand your current workloads