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Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate

Today I passed the Exam DP-300: Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure to become an “Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate”.

In this post I want to share the resources that benefitted me in helping me achieve this certification.

Microsoft Learn

I did all the recommended learning paths that are referenced by exam page. Most specifically the Azure Fundamentals learning path. In the learning path you can go through all the concepts of Azure SQL family of products at your own pace. But also the other recommended paths (at the time):


I also watched the complete Azure SQL for beginners playlist. This is the equivalent of the learning path, only presented by Anna Hoffman and Bob Ward. Together they present the topics in easy to digist method.

The Data Exposes series is also a good resource to get a better understanding of most of the features that are available in Azure SQL family of products and that are added over time. This is more a general resource, instead of a specific one for the certification.

Bob Wards Azure SQL book

Another valuable resource is Bob Wards book, Azure SQL Revealed. In the book Bob Ward takes the reader with him in his journey from his years of supporting on-premises SQL servers to the Azure cloud.


I think these three resources, and some form of practical experience using SQL server will help you become an “Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate” too.