The key to certification success is to make sure you have the current requirements and training sites to have the best chance of passing the exam. This guide reviews the Microsoft exam structure, the program's role-based nature, and the material provided.
This learning Path covers Azure Synapse Analytics This service is not only the next evolution of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, but combines enterprise data warehousing and Big Data Analytics into collaborative projects to ingest, prepare, manage and serve data together in a single pane of glass experience.
For those DBAs are using SQL for data discovery, the move to data science can involve a brand-new set of varied tools and technologies. This article is a walkthrough of setting up the tooling to do some data discovery using Python. By setting up your workflow using, GitHub, VSCode and Python you will have the basic architecture set up for Data Exploration.
PowerBI has built-in date hierarchy features that seem to cause confusion in not only new users but experienced users. This article shows you how to avoid errors.
Of all the Azure solution architecture elements, the Data & AI product set tends to have the most updates to the platform and the certifications. In a recent Microsoft blog post the Microsoft team announced some changes, but also some new exams.
One of the main methods technical professionals shows their understanding of a subject has been through an intense exam and certification process. Microsoft is changing their exam renewal system to keep up and make renewals easier and cheaper to help you keep up to date.
One of the biggest questions you will be asked as you investigate moving workloads to the cloud is, How Much is this going to cost? This article will review a process, resources and questions you need to answer to provide realistic cost estimates to get more out of the Azure Pricing Calculator
As with many exams, Microsoft certifications are not all that difficult if you are well prepared. Having had to write a few over the last couple of years, seven to be exact, which shows that anyone can do this if you prepare. This article presents my five most essential tips that have helped me in my certification journey.
This list of resources was part of a workshop I participated in on migrating web applications and database workloads to Azure. The session allowed attendees to get familiar with migrating web applications and their supporting data workloads to Azure.
The Azure Synapse Workspace documentation & Samples were released. This article reviews some of the new content. Azure Synapse Analytics brings together enterprise data warehousing and big data analytics into a unified and integrated service made up of various Azure Data Services.
As you start using Mac OS X for your Microsoft Azure Data development, VSCode may be just one of the many development packages that you want to set up but is one of the most important. With the setup, having the ability to use Github as a code repository will definitely make life easier as many Azure repositories and services utilize Github.
Will drop a quote I find each week into a quick post. One that I find inspired me and pushed me to take a positive action.