Microsoft - Certified Azure Data Engineer Associate | Exam DP-203



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At Firebrand, we were awarded the Microsoft Solutions Partner for Data & AI (Azure) badge in recognition of our expertise in delivering quality solutions in this specialised business area.

On this accelerated Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate, you'll learn to implement, manage, design, build, monitor and deploy data solutions on Microsoft Azure, working with cloud DBAs, admins and solutions architects to implement the solutions into your business.

In just 3 days, you'll be responsible for ensuring that data pipelines and data stores are high-performing, efficient, organised, and reliable, given a set of business requirements and constraints. You'll also build knowledge on:

  • Querying data in the lake using Azure Synapse serverless SQL pools
  • Securing data and manage users in Azure Synapse serverless SQL pools
  • Transforming data with DataFrames in Apache Spark Pools in Azure Synapse Analytics

At the end of this course, you'll sit Exam DP-203: Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure and achieve your Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate certification. As a Microsoft Gold Partner for Learning and through Firebrand's Lecture | Lab | Review methodology, you'll get access to Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOCs), learn from Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) and train in a distraction-free environment.


If your role 're interested in developing and certifying your skills as a Azure Data Engineer, then this course is ideal for you.


Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
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  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts


  • Module 1: Explore compute and storage options for data engineering workloads
  • Module 2: Design and implement the serving layer
  • Module 3: Data engineering considerations for source files
  • Module 4: Run interactive queries using Azure Synapse Analytics serverless SQL pools
  • Module 5: Explore, transform, and load data into the Data Warehouse using Apache Spark
  • Module 6: Data exploration and transformation in Azure Databricks
  • Module 7: Ingest and load data into the data warehouse
  • Module 8: Transform data with Azure Data Factory or Azure Synapse Pipelines
  • Module 9: Orchestrate data movement and transformation in Azure Synapse Pipelines
  • Module 10: Optimise query performance with dedicated SQL pools in Azure Synapse
  • Module 11: Analyse and Optimize Data Warehouse Storage
  • Module 12: Support Hybrid Transactional Analytical Processing (HTAP) with Azure Synapse Link
  • Module 13: End-to-end security with Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Module 14: Real-time Stream Processing with Stream Analytics
  • Module 15: Create a Stream Processing Solution with Event Hubs and Azure Databricks
  • Module 16: Build reports using Power BI integration with Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Module 17: Perform Integrated Machine Learning Processes in Azure Synapse Analytics

Exam Track

As part of your accelerated course, you'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

Exam DP-203: Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure

  • Exam code: DP-203
  • Domains:
    1. Design and implement data storage (40-45%)
    2. Design and develop data processing (25-30%)
    3. Design and implement data security (10-15%)
    4. Monitor and optimise data storage and data processing (10-15%)

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This doesn't apply for online courses.
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.


Before attending this accelerated course, you should have knowledge in:

  • Data processing languages like SQL, Python, or Scala
  • Parallel processing and data architecture patterns

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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