5 Reasons Why Students Should Learn Azure Cosmos DB for a Competitive Edge in the Tech Industry
Published Mar 08 2023 12:00 AM 2,141 Views



As a student, there are several reasons why learning Azure  Cosmos DB (Microsoft's globally distributed, multi-model database service) can be beneficial:


High Demand: Azure Cosmos DB is a rapidly growing technology that is in high demand in the industry. It is used by organizations across various sectors and industries, including healthcare, finance, e-commerce, and more. Learning Azure Cosmos DB can increase your employability and make you a more competitive job candidate.

Scalability: Azure Cosmos DB is designed to be highly scalable, enabling it to handle large volumes of data and provide high performance. As data continues to grow in volume and complexity, it becomes increasingly important for students to learn how to manage and analyze large datasets.

Multi-Model Database:
Azure Cosmos DB supports multiple data models, including document, key-value, graph, and column-family. By learning how to work with different data models, you can gain a deeper understanding of data management and be better equipped to solve real-world problems.

Cloud Computing:
Azure Cosmos DB is a cloud-based service, which means that students can learn about cloud computing and gain experience working with cloud-based technologies. This is becoming increasingly important as more and more organizations are moving their data and services to the cloud.

Integration with Other Microsoft Services:
Azure Cosmos DB is part of the Microsoft Azure ecosystem, which means that it can easily integrate with other Azure services such as Azure Functions, Azure Search, and Azure Stream Analytics. Learning Cosmos DB can help you understand how to work with these other services and build more complex and integrated solutions.

Overall, learning Azure Cosmos DB can provide students with valuable skills and knowledge that can help them succeed in the ever-evolving technology industry.

Save the date and get ready for Azure Cosmos DB Conf 2023! Azure Cosmos DB Conf is a FREE virtual developer event happening on March 28th, 2023, organized by Microsoft with support from the greater Azure Cosmos DB community. During the event, you’ll learn about the latest innovations in Azure Cosmos DB, a fully managed and serverless distributed database supporting both NoSQL and relational data. Our expert speakers will share their knowledge and experience, providing insights into best practices for building cloud-native applications that scale to meet the demands of modern business. 

Whether you’re a developer, architect, database administrator, or business decision maker you’ll find valuable resources and learnings at Azure Cosmos DB Conf 2023! Below are some featured sessions you can expect at this year’s event.  


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About Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB is a fast and scalable distributed NoSQL database, built for modern application development. Get guaranteed single-digit millisecond response times and 99.999-percent availability, backed by SLAsautomatic and instant scalability, and support for open-source PostgreSQL, MongoDB and Apache Cassandra. Enjoy fast writes and reads anywhere in the world with turnkey data replication and multi-region writes. 

To easily build your first database, watch our Get Started videos on YouTube and explore ways to dev/test free. 


Learning Resources

Get started with Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL - Training | Microsoft Learn
Plan and implement Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL - Training | Microsoft Learn
Connect to Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL with the SDK - Training | Microsoft Learn
Access and manage data with the Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL SDKs - Training | Microsoft Learn
Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL learning path - Training | Microsoft Learn
Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB - Training | Microsoft Learn

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Sign into Microsoft Learn with your personal Microsoft account and select "student" as the role in your profile. You can now begin tracking progress on learning activities, creating and sharing content collections, accruing points and achievements, using free Azure resources, and getting personalized recommendations.


Earn your Microsoft Fundamentals Certifications for free by verifying your student status Microsoft provides free exam vouchers and practice tests for Fundamentals Certifications to eligible students. To start, verify your enrollment at an accredited academic institution.


Practice Exams

Microsoft Learn now offers 
free Practice Assessments on Microsoft Learn. These assessments offer you a no-cost, no-risk way to test your skills, assess your knowledge and strengths, and gauge your readiness for a Microsoft Certification exam. Research shows that scoring well on practice tests and assessments like these can increase the likelihood that a learner will pass the associated exams. Practice Assessments give learners clear insights about what to expect on their exams and pinpoint where they need additional preparation. 


  • Find complete exam preparation in one place. Practice Assessments complement the existing portfolio of exam readiness resources available for free on Microsoft Learn. This rich suite of carefully integrated tools lets you manage your entire learning and exam preparation experience—from end to end—on the same platform, as you aim for certification success. Plus, the assessments will be available in multiple languages soon, so you can select the one that you prefer. Practice for Exam DP-900: Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals


  • Fill in knowledge gaps, and get recommended resources. Practice Assessments provide instant feedback to highlight areas where you may need improvement. A detailed explanation of the answer for every question—along with links that point to additional resources—can deepen your understanding of the exam material. You can take Practice Assessments as many times as you wish and review your progress with score reports and details of previous attempts. Practice for Exam DP-900: Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals


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