Working with data in the cloud? Prove your skills with exam DP-900
Published Jun 26 2020 02:51 PM 5,393 Views

Originally posted June 8, 2020


Great news! We’ve released Exam DP-900: Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals (beta)! This exam gives you the opportunity to begin working with data in the cloud, and it’s the only exam required for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals certification.


Considering this certification?

Are you just beginning to work with data in the cloud? Do you have a foundational knowledge of core data concepts—relational and non-relational, plus different types of data workloads, like transactional or analytical—and how they’re implemented using Azure data services? If so, this certification could be a great fit. The Azure Data Fundamentals certification can also help you prepare for other Azure role-based certifications, like Azure Database Administrator Associate or Azure Data Engineer Associate, but it isn’t a requirement.


Ready to prove your skills?

Take advantage of the discounted beta exam offer. The first 300 people who take exam DP-900 (beta) on or before August 7, 2020, can get 80% off market price! (Learn why beta exams are no longer free.)


To receive the discount, when you register for the exam and are prompted for payment, use code DP900Norfolk. This is not a private access code. The seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. As noted, you must take the exam on or before August 7, 2020.


Did you know that you can take any role-based or fundamentals exam online? Take the exam from your home or office, monitored by a proctor via webcam and microphone. It’s simple—when you schedule the exam, just select the option to take the exam online. Get more details about Microsoft Certification exams online, including system and environment requirements.

Gearing up to take the DP-900 beta exam?


I’ve got some suggestions that might help:

  • Check out the DP-900 (beta) exam page for details. The skills outline document alerts you to key topics covered on the exam. Stay tuned for suggested Microsoft Learn training, aligned to the new exam. For updates on new content available to help you prepare, follow @MicrosoftLearn on Twitter.
  • Connect with Microsoft Learning Partners in your area for in-depth, in-person training.
  • Need other preparation ideas? Check out my blog post on preparing for beta exams.


Beta exam conditions

Remember, the number of spots is limited to the first 300 candidates taking exam DP-900 (beta) on or before August 7, 2020. Please note that the beta exam is not available in Turkey, Pakistan, India, or China.


Keep in mind that beta exams aren’t scored immediately. You’ll receive your final score and passing status after the exam is live. For updates on when the rescore is complete, follow me on Twitter (@libertymunson). For questions about the timing of beta exam scoring and live exam release, check out The path from beta to live.


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