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My impressions and DP-300 exam study material - Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure (beta)

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Hey guys!
On the holiday of 01/05, I took the beta test “DP-300 - Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure”, which is focused on DBA's who work or want to work with Azure and wanted to share my impressions about the test and some study materials.

First of all, if you want tips on how to take certification exams at home without having too many problems, I suggest reading my post Microsoft Certification - Tips on how to take the test at home without a headache.

In general, I found this test difficult, especially because I didn't study and the test has a very comprehensive content, especially in the comparisons between Azure SQL Database and Azure Managed Instance, which I'm not so used to working, especially comparing prices between 2 and also in various migration scenarios between On-Premises for Azure.

DP-300 exam material (Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure)

As this test is still in beta, the Learning Path page for that exam it is not yet available, that is, it does not have official material for study (like any beta test).

Study material according to what I remember from the exam

I will highlight what I remember that fell on the test to try to direct your study, remembering that there are several variations of the test and will not always be the same questions:

Study material according to the Microsoft exam page

I'm also making available a great job done by the MVP too, Gregor Suttie, who compiled this collection of links to help with studies in this exam and that I am sharing in order to stay in my pattern of article style:

Plan and Implement Data Platform Resources (15-20%)

Implement the Secure Environment (15-20%)

Monitor and Optimize Operational Resources (15-20%)

Optimize Query Performance (5-10%)

Perform Automation of Tasks (10-15%)

Plan and Implement a High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR) Environment (15-20%)

Perform Administration by Using T-SQL (10-15%)

That's it folks!
I hope these tips have been useful for you to have more confidence in taking this test and until next time.