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DP-201 Exam Preparation: Designing an Azure Data Solution

Duration16h 25m
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This Learning Path is designed to help you and your team prepare for Microsoft's DP-201 Designing an Azure Data Solution exam. Even if you don't plan to take the exam, these courses and hands-on labs will help you learn how to design a variety of Azure data solutions.

Candidates who pass both the DP-200 and DP-201 exams will earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate certification.

The DP-201 exam tests your knowledge of three subject areas: designing data storage solutions, designing data processing solutions, and designing for data security and compliance. 

Learning Objectives

  • Design Azure data storage solutions
  • Design data processing solutions
  • Design for data security and compliance

Intended Audience

  • People who want to become Azure data engineers
  • People preparing for Microsoft’s DP-201 exam


  • Basic experience using Microsoft Azure


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Learning Path Steps

1 courses

This course introduces the DP-201 Exam Preparation: Designing an Azure Data Solution learning path.

2 courses

In this course, you will learn how to design a data implementation using the appropriate Azure services.

3 courses

In this course, you will learn how to use the core Azure Storage services as building blocks for Azure applications and virtual machines.

4 courses

The course begins with a brief review of Azure Storage Accounts and then drills down into the details of blobs storage services, highlighting the different kinds of blobs.

5 labs

Working with Azure Storage using PowerShell, you will explore the different storage types, manage storage account keys, and generate shared access signatures.

6 courses

In this course, you'll learn the basic principles of designing data flows using the Azure platform.

7 courses

This course shows how to make use of Cosmos DB's incredible flexibility and performance tools on Microsoft Azure.

8 labs

In this Lab, you will learn how to manage Cosmos DB using the Azure Portal and Azure CLI as you integrate Azure Functions with Cosmos DB change feed triggers to buy and sell fictitious stocks.

9 courses

In this course, we will show you how to set up a Databricks cluster and run interactive queries and Spark jobs on it.

10 courses

In this course, you will follow hands-on examples to import data into Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 and then securely access it and analyze it using Azure Databricks. You will also learn how to monitor and optimize your Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.

11 courses

This course includes hands-on examples of how to configure inputs, outputs, and queries in ASA jobs, including ingesting data from Event Hubs and writing results to Data Lake Store.

12 labs

Analyze Internet of Things (IoT) sensor data using Azure Stream Analytics to identify if there have been any IoT device failures in this Lab.

13 courses

In this course, you'll learn how to take advantage of security features and protect and secure your own cloud applications.

14 courses

This course explains some additional topics you should make sure you understand before taking the DP-201 exam.

15 labs

Demonstrate the three capabilities of Advanced Data Security (ADS): data discovery & classification, vulnerability assessment, and advanced threat protection to see how ADS provides security as a service for your Azure SQL Databases.

16 exam-filled

Preparation Exam: Designing an Azure Data Solution (DP-201)

About the Author

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Guy launched his first training website in 1995 and he's been helping people learn IT technologies ever since. He has been a sysadmin, instructor, sales engineer, IT manager, and entrepreneur. In his most recent venture, he founded and led a cloud-based training infrastructure company that provided virtual labs for some of the largest software vendors in the world. Guy’s passion is making complex technology easy to understand. His activities outside of work have included riding an elephant and skydiving (although not at the same time).