DP-300 Exam Study Guide (Administering Relational Databases on Azure)

Dp-300 Administering Relational Databases on Azure certificate Study Guide

Preparing for the DP-300 Administering Relational Databases on Azure exam? Don't know where to start? This post is the DP-300 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-300 exam. Please share the post within your circles so it helps them to prepare for the exam.

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Plan and Implement Data Platform Resources (15-20%)

Deploy Resources by Using Manual Methods

Recommend an Appropriate Database Offering Based on Specific Requirements

Configure Resources for Scale and Performance

Evaluate a Strategy for Moving to Azure

Implement a Migration or Upgrade Strategy for Moving to Azure


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Implement a Secure Environment (15-20%)

Configure Database Authentication by Using Platform and Database Tools

Configure database authorization by using platform and database tools

Configure database and object-level permissions using graphical tools


Apply the principle of least privilege for all securables


Implement Security for Data at Rest

Implement Security for Data in Transit

Implement Compliance Controls for Sensitive Data

Monitor and Optimize Operational Resources (15-20%)

Monitor Activity and Performance

Implement Performance-related Maintenance Tasks

Identify Performance-related Issues

Configure Resources for Optimal Performance

Configure a User Database for Optimal Performance

Optimize Query Performance (5-10%)

Review Query Plans

Evaluate Performance Improvements

Review Database Table and Index Design

Perform Automation of Tasks (10-15%)

Create Scheduled Tasks

Evaluate and Implement an Alert and Notification Strategy

Manage and Automate Tasks in Azure

Plan and Implement a High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR) Environment (15-20%)

Recommend an HADR Strategy for a Data Platform Solution

Test a HADR Strategy by Using Platform, OS and, Database Tools

Perform Backup and Restore a Database by Using Database Tools

Configure HA/DR by Using OS, Platform, and Database Tools

Perform Administration by Using T-SQL (10-15%)

Examine System Health

Monitor Database Configuration by Using T-SQL

Perform Backup and Restore a Database by Using T-SQL

Manage Authentication by Using T-SQL

Manage Authorization by Using T-SQL

This brings us to the end of DP-300 Study Guide

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