Microsoft - Certified Azure Database Administrator Associate | Exam DP-300



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20/4/2022 (Wednesday)


On this accelerated Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate course, you’ll learn how to apply, utilise and manage the operational elements of cloud-native and hybrid data platform solutions built on Microsoft Azure data services and Microsoft SQL Server.

In just 3 days, you'll build knowledge on a broad range of methods and tools, like:

  • Applying T-SQL for administrative management purposes
  • Managing security and performance, and optimising modern relational database solutions
  • Learning to work with the Azure Data Engineer to manage operational aspects of data platform solutions

Through Firebrand's Lecture | Lab | Review methodology, you'll learn 50% faster than traditional training. You’ll get access to Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOCs), certified instructors, and sit Exam DP-300: Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure (currently in beta), in a distraction-free environment.

Achieve your certification in a matter of days, and return to the office a Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate.


If you're a database administrator or a data management specialist that manages on-premises and cloud relational databases built on top of Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure data services, 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 in just 3 days. 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
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 111,750 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities.
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


Course DP-300T00-A: Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure

  • Module 1: The Role of the Azure Database Administrator
    • Lab: Using the Azure Portal and SQL Server Management Studio
      • Provision a SQL Server on an Azure Virtual Machine
      • Connect to SQL Server and Restore a Backup
  • Module 2: Plan and Implement Data Platform Resources
    • Lab: Deploying Azure SQL Database
      • Deploy a VM using an ARM template
      • Configure resources needed prior to creating a database
      • Deploy an Azure SQL Database
      • Register the Azure SQL Database instance in Azure Data Studio and validate connectivity
      • Deploy PostgreSQL or MySQL using a client tool to validate connectivity
  • Module 3: Implement a Secure Environment
    • Lab: Implement a Secure Environment
      • Configure a server-based firewall rule using the Azure Portal
      • Authorise Access to Azure SQL Database with Azure Active Directory
      • Enable Advanced Data Security and Data Classification
      • Manage access to database objects
  • Module 4: Monitor and Optimise Operational Resources
    • Lab: Monitor and Optimise Resources
      • Isolate CPU Problems
      • Use Query Store observe blocking problems
      • Detect and correct fragmentation issues
  • Module 5: Optimise Query Performance
    • Lab: Query Performance Troubleshooting
      • Identify issues with database design AdventureWorks2017
      • Isolate problem areas in poorly performing queries in AdventureWorks2017
      • Use Query Store to detect and handle regression in AdventureWorks2017
      • Use query hints to impact performance in AdventureWorks2017
  • Module 6: Automation of Tasks
    • Lab: Automating Tasks
      • Deploy an Azure template from a Quickstart template on GitHub
      • Configure notifications based on performance metrics
      • Deploy an Azure Automation Runbook (or elastic job) to rebuild indexes on an Azure SQL Database
  • Module 7: Plan and Implement a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Environment
    • Lab: Plan and Implement a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Environment
      • Create an Always On Availability Group
      • Enable Geo-Replication for Azure SQL Database
      • Backup to URL and Restore from URL

Exam Track

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

Exam DP-300: Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure - currently in beta

  • Exam code: DP-300
  • Domains:
    1. Plan and implement data platform resources (15-20%)
    2. Implement a secure environment (15-20%)
    3. Monitor and optimize operational resources (15-20%)
    4. Optimize query performance (5-10%)
    5. Perform automation of tasks (10-15%)
    6. Plan and implement a High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR) environment (15-20%)
    7. Perform administration by using T-SQL (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. 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 (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


Before attending this accelerated course, you should have technical knowledge equivalent to either of the following courses:

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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