Azure Database Administrator Associate (DP-300)


Duration: 5 days

During this five-day boot camp, students will how to implement and to manage the operational aspect of cloud-native and hybrid data platform solutions. These platforms are built on Microsoft Azure data services and Microsoft SQL Server. This certification teaches the student various methods to complete day-to-day operations.

Upon completion of this Boot camp, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement data platform resources
  • Implement a secure environment
  • Monitor and optimize operational resources
  • Optimize query performance
  • Perform automation of tasks
  • Plan and implement a High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR) environment
  • Perform administration by using T-SQL

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor-Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor-Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Module 1: Plan and Implement Data Platform Resources

  • Deploy resources by using manual methods
  • Deploy database offerings on selected platforms
  • Configure customized deployment templates
  • Apply patches and updates for Hybrid and IaaS deployment


Module 2: Evaluation for appropriate database offering based on specific requirements

  • Evaluate requirements for the deployment
  • Evaluate the functional benefits/impact of possible database offerings
  • Evaluate the scalability of the possible database offering
  • Evaluate the HA/DR of the possible database offering
  • Evaluate the security aspects of the possible database offering


Module 3: Configure resources for scale and performance

  • Configure Azure SQL Database/elastic pools for scale and performance
  • Configure Azure SQL managed Instances for scale and performance
  • Configure SQL Server in Azure VMs for scale and performance
  • Calculate resource requirements
  • Evaluate database partitioning techniques, such as database sharding


Module 4: Evaluate strategy for moving to Azure

  • Evaluate requirements for migration
  • Evaluate offline or online migration strategies
  • Evaluate requirements for upgrade
  • Evaluate offline or online upgrade strategies


Module 5: Implement a migration or upgrade strategy for moving to Azure

  • Implement an online and offline migration strategy
  • Implement an online and offline upgrade strategy


Module 6: Implement a Secure Environment

  • Configure database authentication by using platform and database tools
  • Configure Azure AD authentication
  • Create a user from Azure AD identities
  • Configure security principals
  • Configure Database authorization by using platform and database tools
  • Configure database and object-level permissions using graphical tools
  • Apply the principle of least privilege for all securable


Module 7: Implement Security for data

  • Implement Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)
  • Implement object-level encryption
  • Implement Dynamic Data Masking
  • Implement Azure Key Vault and disk encryption for Azure VMs
  • Implement security for data in transit
  • Configure SQL DB and database-level firewall rules
  • Implement Always Encrypted
  • Configure Azure Data Gateway


Module 8: Implement compliance controls for sensitive data

  • Apply a data classification strategy
  • Configure server and database audits
  • Implement data change tracking
  • Perform vulnerability assessment


Module 9: Monitor and Optimize Operational Resources

  • Monitor activity and performance
  • Prepare an operational performance baseline
  • Determine sources for performance metrics
  • Interpret performance metrics
  • Assess database performance by using Azure SQL Database Intelligent Performance
  • Configure and monitor activity and performance at the infrastructure, server, service, and database levels


Module 10: Implement performance-related maintenance tasks

  • Implement index maintenance tasks
  • Configure database auto-tuning
  • Automate database maintenance tasks
  • Azure SQL agent jobs, Azure automation, SQL server agent jobs
  • Manage storage capacity


Module 11: Identify performance-related issues

  • Configure Query Store to collect performance data
  • Identify sessions that cause blocking
  • Assess growth/fragmentation of databases and logs
  • Assess performance-related database configuration parameters
  • Including AutoClose, AutoShrink, and AutoGrowth


Module 12: Configure resources for optimal performance

  • Configure storage and infrastructure resources
  • Optimize the IOPS, throughput, and latency
  • Optimize tempdb performance
  • Optimize data and log files for Performance
  • Configure server and service account settings for performance
  • Configure a user database for optimal performance
  • Implement database-scoped configuration
  • Configure compute resources for scaling
  • Configure Intelligent Query Processing (IQP)


Module 13: Optimize Query Performance

  • Determine the appropriate type of execution plan
  • Live Query Statistics, Actual Execution Plan, Estimated Execution Plan, Showplan
  • Identify problem areas in execution plans
  • Extract Query plans from the Query Store
  • Evaluate performance improvements