Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate (DP300)

This four-day course provides students with the knowledge and skills to administer a SQL Server database infrastructure for cloud, on-premises and hybrid relational databases and who work with the Microsoft PaaS relational database offerings. Additionally, it will be of use to individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL-based relational databases.

This training is a comprehensive preparation for the DP-300: Administering Microsoft Azure SQL Solutions to earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate.


A preferential rate (-15%) applies to the regular cost for non-profit organizations, as well as the government sector. In addition, you can benefit from additional advantages through a corporate agreement when you need to train several people or teams in your company. Contact us for details.

Public class

Virtual classroom
Tentative dateTentative date
April 10 2023
1600 €
Virtual classroom
Tentative dateTentative date
October 2 2023
1600 €
1600 €
4 days / 28 hours

Private class

Virtual classroom
Minimum no. of participants: 5
4 days / 28 hours
Price on request
English or Serbian
Training plan: 

Administering Microsoft Azure SQL Solutions (DP-300T00)

Module 1: Introduction to Azure Database Administration

  • Prepare to maintain SQL databases on Azure

Module 2: Plan and Implement Data Platform Resources

  • Deploy IaaS solutions with Azure SQL
  • Deploy PaaS solutions with Azure SQL
  • Evaluate strategies for migrating to Azure SQL
  • Migrate SQL workloads to Azure SQL Databases
  • Migrate SQL workloads to Azure Managed Instances

Lab : Provision SQL Server on an Azure Virtual Machine

  • Explore the Azure Portal
  • Deploy a SQL Server on an Azure Virtual Machine
  • Connect to SQL Server on an Azure Virtual Machine

Lab : Provision an Azure SQL Database

  • Create a Virtual Network
  • Deploy an Azure SQL Database
  • Connect to an Azure SQL Database using Azure Data Studio
  • Query an Azure SQL Database using SQL Notebook

Module 3: Implement a Secure Environment for a Database Service

  • Configure database authentication and authorization
  • Protect data in-transit and at rest
  • Implement compliance controls for sensitive data

Lab : Authorize Access to Azure SQL Database with Azure Active Directory

  • Create users
  • Manage access to database objects
  • Validate access

Lab : Configure a server-based firewall rule using the Azure portal

  • Configure Azure SQL Database firewall rules
  • Validate access

Lab : Enable Microsoft Defender for SQL and Data Classification

  • Enable Microsoft Defender for Azure SQL Database
  • Configure Data Classification for Azure SQL Database

Module 4: Monitor and Optimize Operational Resources

  • Describe performance monitoring
  • Configure SQL Server resources for optimal performance
  • Configure databases for optimal performance

Lab : Isolate performance problems through monitoring

  • Review CPU utilization in Azure portal
  • Identify high CPU queries

Lab : Detect and correct fragmentation issues

  • Investigate index fragmentation
  • Rebuild fragmented indexes
  • Validate performance improvements

Module 5: Optimize Query Performance

  • Explore query performance optimization
  • Explore performance-based database design
  • Evaluate performance improvements

Lab : Identify and resolve blocking issues

  • Run blocked queries report
  • Enable Read Commit Snapshot isolation level
  • Evaluate performance improvements

Lab : Identify database design issues

  • Examine the query and identify the problem
  • Identify ways to fix the warning message
  • Improve the code

Lab : Isolate problem areas in poorly performing queries in a SQL Database

  • Generate actual execution plan
  • Resolve a suboptimal query plan
  • Use Query Store to detect and handle regression
  • Examine Top Resource Consuming Queries report
  • Force a better execution plan
  • Use query hints to impact performance

Module 6: Automate database tasks

  • Automate deployment of database resources
  • Create and manage SQL Agent jobs
  • Manage Azure PaaS tasks using automation

Lab : Deploy Azure SQL Database using an Azure Resource Manager template

  • Explore Azure Resource Manager template

Lab : Create a CPU status alert for a SQL Server

  • Create an alert when a CPU exceeds an average of 80 percent

Lab : Deploy an automation runbook to automatically rebuild indexes

  • Create an Automation Account
  • Connect to an existing Azure SQL Database
  • Configure Automation Account assets
  • Create a PowerShell runbook
  • Create a schedule for a runbook

Module 7: Plan and Implement a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solution

  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery Strategies
  • IaaS Platform and Database Tools for HADR
  • PaaS Platform and Database Tools for HADR
  • Database Backup and Recovery

Lab : Configure geo-replication for Azure SQL Database

  • Enable geo-replication
  • Failover to a secondary region

Lab : Backup to URL and Restore from URL

  • Create a credential
  • Backup to URL
  • Validate backup through Azure CLI and Storage Explorer
  • Restore from URL
  • One FREE attendance to the Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals (SC900) training
  • One year access to the class recording
  • 180 days access to the lab environment after class
  • One voucher to take the exam
  • Up to date courseware with Microsoft Learn
  • One year subscription to the All Access Pass library containing hundreds of complementary practice labs
  • Microsoft course achievement badge

Successful Azure Database Administrators start this role with professional experience in database management and technical knowledge of cloud technologies.  


  • Working with, maintaining, and developing with SQL Server 
  • Experience with Azure, such as deploying and managing resources 
Certification information: 
  • Exam code: DP-300
  • Cost: 0 (included in your training)
  • Skills measured
    • 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
  • All details... 

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