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Exam DP-203: Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure

Candidates for this exam should have subject matter expertise in integrating, transforming, and consolidating data from various structured, unstructured, and streaming data systems into a suitable schema for building analytics solutions.

Azure data engineers help stakeholders understand the data through exploration, and they build and maintain secure and compliant data processing pipelines by using different tools and techniques. These professionals use various Azure data services and frameworks to store and produce cleansed and enhanced datasets for analysis. This data store can be designed with different architecture patterns based on business requirements, including modern data warehouse (MDW), big data, or lakehouse architecture.

Azure data engineers also help to ensure that the operationalization of data pipelines and data stores are high-performing, efficient, organized, and reliable, given a set of business requirements and constraints. These professionals help to identify and troubleshoot operational and data quality issues. They also design, implement, monitor, and optimize data platforms to meet the data pipelines.

Candidates for this exam must have solid knowledge of data processing languages, including SQL, Python, and Scala, and they need to understand parallel processing and data architecture patterns. They should be proficient in using Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Event Hubs, Azure Data Lake Storage, and Azure Databricks to create data processing solutions.

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 February 6, 2023. Please download the study guide listed in the “Tip” box to review changes. If a localized version of this exam is available, it will be updated approximately eight weeks after this date. While Microsoft makes every effort to update localized versions as noted, there may be times when the localized versions of this exam are not updated on this schedule.

Passing score: 700. Learn more about exam scores.

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Part of the requirements for: Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate

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  • DP-203: Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure

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

    Retirement date: none

    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: design and implement data storage; develop data processing; and secure, monitor, and optimize data storage and data processing.

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  • The English language version of this exam was updated on February 6, 2023. Download the study guide in the preceding “Tip” box for more details about the skills measured and latest changes.
  • Design and implement data storage (15–20%)
  • Develop data processing (40–45%)
  • Secure, monitor, and optimize data storage and data processing (30–35%)

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