This course is the foundation for the Microsoft Certificate DP-900 "Azure Data Fundamentals", and focuses on relational and non-relational data, together with analytics workloads. It is updated in line with the exam update as of April 23, 2021.
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We'll start off with looking at relational data. We'll create an Azure account, install an Azure SQL Database and query it. We'll then look at the 6 different clauses of the SELECT statement - SELECT, FROM, WHERE, GROUP BY, HAVING and ORDER BY. After this, we'll have a look at other relational databases, including Azure Databases for PostgreSQL, MariaDB and MySQL.
After that, we'll look at non-relational data using semi-structured and non-structured data. We'll look at the five different Cosmos DB database interfaces or APIs, and which one you should use for your particular needs. We'll also look at Table, Blob and File storage.
We'll then look at analytics workloads, including Azure data services for modern data warehouses such as Azure Data Lake, Synapse Analytics, Databricks and HDInsight.
Finally, we'll look at Microsoft Power BI and how to create basic reports and dashboards.
No prior knowledge is required - we'll even see how to get a free Azure trial!
There are regular quizzes to help you remember the information, so you can be sure that you are learning.
Once you have finished this course, you will have a good introductory knowledge of core data concepts and how they are implemented using Microsoft Azure data services. And with some practice, you could even go for an official Microsoft certification - wouldn't that look good on your CV or resume? And if you are an American college student, you might even get college credit for passing that exam.