DP-300T00: Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure

Prepare to pass the Azure Database Administrator Associate Certification Exam in an immersive 4-day course.

Web 1920 – 86-min

Course Description

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to administer a SQL Server database infrastructure for cloud, on-premises and hybrid relational databases and who work with the Microsoft PaaS relational database offerings. Additionally, it will be of use to individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL-based relational databases.

Who Should Attend?

The audience for this course is data professionals managing data and databases who want to learn about administering the data platform technologies that are available on Microsoft Azure. This course is also valuable for data architects and application developers who need to understand what technologies are available for the data platform with Azure and how to work with those technologies through applications.


About this course

Course Outline

Plan and implement data platform resources (20–25%)

Implement a secure environment (15–20%)

Monitor, configure, and optimize database resources (20–25%)

Configure and manage automation of tasks (15–20%)

Plan and configure a high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) environment (20–25%)

Plan and implement data platform resources (20–25%)
Plan and deploy Azure SQL Database solutions

Deploy database offerings on selected platforms

Understand automated deployment

Apply patches and updates for hybrid and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) deployment

Deploy hybrid SQL Server database solutions

Recommend an appropriate database offering based on specific requirements

Evaluate the security aspects of the possible database offering

Recommend a table partitioning solution

Recommend a database sharding solution

Configure resources for scale and performance

Configure Azure SQL Database for scale and performance

Configure Azure SQL Managed Instance for scale and performance

Configure SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines for scale and performance

Configure table partitioning

Configure data compression

Plan and implement a migration strategy

Evaluate requirements for the migration

Evaluate offline or online migration strategies

Implement an online migration strategy

Implement an offline migration strategy

Perform post migration validations

Troubleshoot a migration

Set up SQL Data Sync for Azure

Implement a migration to Azure

Implement a migration between Azure SQL services

Implement a secure environment (15–20%)
Configure database authentication and authorization

Configure authentication by using Active Directory and Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), part of Microsoft Entra

Create users from Azure AD identities

Configure security principals

Configure database and object-level permissions using graphical tools

Apply principle of least privilege for all securables

Troubleshoot authentication and authorization issues

Manage authentication and authorization by using T-SQL

Implement security for data at rest and data in transit

Implement transparent data encryption (TDE)

Implement object-level encryption

Configure server- and database-level firewall rules

Implement Always Encrypted

Configure secure access

Configure Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Implement compliance controls for sensitive data

Apply a data classification strategy

Configure server and database audits

Implement data change tracking

Implement dynamic data masking

Manage database resources by using Azure Purview

Implement Azure SQL Database ledger

Implement row-level security

Configure Microsoft Defender for SQL

Monitor, configure, and optimize database resources (20–25%)
Monitor resource activity and performance

Prepare an operational performance baseline

Determine sources for performance metrics

Interpret performance metrics

Configure and monitor activity and performance

Monitor by using SQL Insights

Monitor by using Extended Events

Monitor and optimize query performance

Configure Query Store

Monitor by using Query Store

Identify sessions that cause blocking

Identify performance issues using dynamic management views (DMVs)

Identify and implement index changes for queries

Recommend query construct modifications based on resource usage

Assess the use of query hints for query performance

Review execution plans

Configure database solutions for optimal performance

Implement index maintenance tasks

Implement statistics maintenance tasks

Implement database integrity checks

Configure database automatic tuning

Configure server settings for performance

Configure Resource Governor for performance

Implement database-scoped configuration

Configure compute and storage resources for scaling

Configure intelligent query processing (IQP)

Configure and manage automation of tasks (15–20%)
Create and manage SQL Server Agent jobs

Manage schedules for regular maintenance jobs

Configure job alerts and notifications

Troubleshoot SQL Server Agent jobs

Automate deployment of database resources

Automate deployment by using Azure Resource Manager templates (ARM templates) and Bicep

Automate deployment by using PowerShell

Automate deployment by using Azure CLI

Monitor and troubleshoot deployments

Create and manage database tasks in Azure

Create and configure elastic jobs

Create and configure database tasks by using automation

Automate database workflows by using Azure Logic Apps

Configure alerts and notifications on database tasks

Troubleshoot automated database tasks

Plan and configure a high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) environment (20–25%)
Recommend an HA/DR strategy for database solutions

Recommend HA/DR strategy based on Recovery Point Objective/Recovery Time Objective (RPO/RTO) requirements

Evaluate HA/DR for hybrid deployments

Evaluate Azure-specific HA/DR solutions

Recommend a testing procedure for an HA/DR solution

Plan and perform backup and restore of a database

Recommend a database backup and restore strategy

Perform a database backup by using database tools

Perform a database restore by using database tools

Perform a database restore to a point in time

Configure long-term backup retention

Backup and restore a database by using T-SQL

Backup and restore to and from cloud storage

Configure HA/DR for database solutions

Configure active geo-replication

Configure an Always On availability group

Configure auto-failover groups

Configure quorum options for a Windows Server Failover Cluster

Configure failover cluster instances on Azure Virtual Machines

Configure log shipping

Monitor an HA/DR solution

Troubleshoot an HA/DR solution


Successful Azure Database Administrators start this role with professional experience in database management and technical knowledge of cloud technologies.  


Working with, maintaining, and developing with SQL Server 
Experience with Azure, such as deploying and managing resources 

At a minimum, you should know the information in the following online training before attending the course:

AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals 
DP-900 Azure Data Fundamentals 


This will be a virtual event hosted on Microsoft Teams. In the Microsoft Teams platform and sessions, your name, email address, or title may be viewable by other participants. By joining this event, you agree to this experience. 

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