DP-201 Exam Study Guide (Designing an Azure Data Solution)

DP-201 Designing an Azure Data Solution Study Guide

Preparing for DP-201 Designing an Azure Data Solution exam? Don’t know where to start? This post is the DP-201 Certificate Study Guide (with links to each exam objective).

I have curated a list of articles from Microsoft documentation for each objective of the DP-201 exam. Please share the post within your circles so it helps them to prepare for the exam.

DP-203 will replace both DP-200 and DP-201 in the coming months.

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Design Azure Data Storage Solutions (40-45%)

Recommend an Azure Data Solution Based on Requirements

Choose the correct data storage solution to meet the technical and business requirements

Design Non-relational Cloud Data Stores

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Design Relational Cloud Data Stores

DP-201 Azure Data Engineer Associate Test Prep Questions

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Design Data Processing Solutions (25-30%)

Design Batch Processing Solutions

Design batch processing solutions by using Data Factory and Azure Databricks

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Identify the optimal data ingestion method for a batch processing solution

Technology choices for batch processing

Azure Data Explorer data ingestion overview

Identify where processing should take place, such as at the source, at the destination, or in transit

Building Batch Data Processing Solutions in Microsoft Azure

Design Real-time Processing Solutions

Design for real-time processing by using Stream Analytics and Azure Databricks

Stream data into Azure Databricks using Event Hubs

Stream processing pipeline with Azure Databricks

Design and provision compute resources

Choose a VM size for compute nodes in an Azure Batch pool

Design for Data Security and Compliance (25-30%)

Design Security for Source Data Access

Plan for secure endpoints

Azure certification Frequently Asked Questions

Design Security for Data Policies and Standards

This brings us to the end of the DP-201 Study Guide

What do you think? Let me know in the comments section if I have missed out on anything. Also, I love to hear from you about how your preparation is going on!

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  1. With due respect, this guide is not accurate in some places. You have Cosmos DB mentioned under “relational”. Please re-visit. You can look at the online courses being offered to get a better idea of the study guide.

  2. Hi Ravi – for DP-201 – Surprisingly, your guide doesn’t talk about the MS Learning Paths provided on MS’s official page on DP-201 certification to use for preparation of exam. So, how much do the MS Learning Paths provided on MS official page on DP-201 help to clear the exam? Their content seem far too less in comparison to the exhaustive guide provided here …

  3. I took recently DP-200. There were labs in the exam. I am not sure when did you pass the DP-201. Are you sure there are no labs like asking you to do some some tasks in Azure Portal?

    1. MS Certification exams are not predictable. Sometimes they have and sometimes they don’t. Better to review the lab material though

  4. Hi Ravikiran, I’m preparing to take DP-201 exam soon.
    Are there any practical task to do on azure portal using Virtual Machine (Like DP-200 has right now) or there is just a set of questions and test cases?

    1. Hi Park – Did you clear the DP-201 and did the links from this blog prove sufficient for preparation ? Any advise plz . ..

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