Microsoft is all set to add an Azure Enterprise Data Analyst Associate certification to its portfolio, slated for release in mid-April. Candidates for the Azure Enterprise Data Analyst Associate certification should have subject matter expertise in designing, creating, and deploying enterprise-scale data analytics solutions.
Responsibilities for this role include performing advanced data analytics at scale, such as cleaning and transforming data, designing and building enterprise data models, incorporating advanced analytics capabilities, integrating with IT infrastructure, and applying development lifecycle practices. These professionals help collect enterprise-level requirements for data analytics solutions that include Azure and Microsoft Power BI. They also advise on data governance and configuration settings for Power BI administration, monitor data usage, and optimise data analytics solutions.
To apply for this certification, the candidates should have advanced Power BI skills, including managing data repositories and data processing in the cloud and on-premises, along with using Power Query and Data Analysis Expressions (DAX). They should also be proficient in consuming data from Azure Synapse Analytics and should have experience querying relational databases, analysing data by using Transact-SQL (T-SQL) and visualising data.
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.Professionals interested in earning this new certification need to pass Exam DP-500: Designing and Implementing Enterprise-Scale Analytics Solutions Using Microsoft Azure, which will be available in April 2022.
How to prepare for the exam:
- Review the Exam DP-500 (beta) skills, outline specifics and the key topics covered on the exam.
- Parse through recommended content for Azure data fundamentals and Microsoft Power BI data analysts.
Explore this Microsoft Learn collection for guidance into Azure data analytics learning paths and modules.