Microsoft Certified: Administering Microsoft Azure SQL Solutions (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
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April 17 2023
Virtual classroom
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May 29 2023
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July 17 2023
Virtual classroom
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September 11 2023
4 days / 28 hours

Private class

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

Administering Microsoft Azure SQL Solutions (DP-300T00)

Module 1: Prepare to maintain SQL databases on Azure

  • Describe Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform roles
  • Understand SQL Server in an Azure virtual machine
  • Design Azure SQL Database for cloud-native applications
  • Explore Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Module 2: Deploy IaaS solutions with Azure SQL

  • Explain IaaS options to deploy SQL Server in Azure
  • Understand hybrid scenarios
  • Explore performance and security
  • Explain high availability and disaster recovery options

Module 3: Deploy PaaS solutions with Azure SQL

  • Explain PaaS options for deploying SQL Server in Azure
  • Explore single SQL database
  • Deploy SQL database elastic pool
  • Understand SQL database hyperscale
  • Examine SQL managed instance
  • Describe SQL Edge

Module 4: Evaluate strategies for migrating to Azure SQL

  • Understand compatibility level
  • Understand Azure preview features
  • Describe Azure database migration options

Module 5: Migrate SQL workloads to Azure SQL Databases

  • Choose the right SQL Server Instance option in Azure
  • Migrate SQL Server to Azure SQL Database offline
  • Migrate SQL Server to Azure SQL Database online
  • Load and move data to Azure SQL Database

Module 6: Migrate SQL workloads to Azure Managed Instances

  • Evaluate migration scenarios to SQL Database Managed Instance
  • Migrate to SQL Database Managed Instance
  • Load and Move data to SQL Database Managed Instance

Module 7: Configure database authentication and authorization

  • Describe Active Directory and Azure Active Directory
  • Describe authentication and identities
  • Describe Security Principals
  • Describe database and object permissions
  • Identify authentication and authorization failures

Module 8: Protect data in-transit and at rest

  • Explore Transparent Data Encryption
  • Configure server and database firewall rules
  • Explain object encryption and secure enclaves
  • Enable encrypted connections
  • Describe SQL injection
  • Understand Azure Key Vault

Module 9: Implement compliance controls for sensitive data

  • Explore data classification
  • Explore server and database audit
  • Implement Dynamic Data Masking
  • Implement Row Level security
  • Understand Microsoft Defender for SQL
  • Explore Azure SQL Database Ledger
  • Implement Azure Purview

Module 10: Describe performance monitoring

  • Describe performance monitoring tools
  • Describe critical performance metrics
  • Establish baseline metrics
  • Explore extended events
  • Describe Azure SQL Insights
  • Explore Query Performance Insight

Module 11: Configure SQL Server resources for optimal performance

  • Explain how to optimize Azure storage for SQL Server virtual machines
  • Describe virtual machine resizing
  • Optimize database storage
  • Control SQL Server resources

Module 12: Configure databases for optimal performance

  • Explore database maintenance checks
  • Describe database scoped configuration options
  • Describe automatic tuning
  • Describe intelligent query processing

Module 13: Explore query performance optimization

  • Understand query plans
  • Explain estimated and actual query plans
  • Describe dynamic management views and functions
  • Explore Query Store
  • Identify problematic query plans
  • Describe blocking and locking

Module 14: Evaluate performance improvements

  • Describe wait statistics
  • Tune and maintain indexes
  • Understand query hints

Module 15: Explore performance-based design

  • Describe normalization
  • Choose appropriate data types
  • Design indexes

Module 16: Automate deployment of database resources

  • Describe deployment models in Azure
  • Automate deployment by using Azure Resource Manager templates and Bicep
  • Automate deployment by using PowerShell
  • Automate deployment by using Azure CLI

Module 17: Create and manage SQL Agent jobs

  • Create a SQL Server maintenance plan
  • Describe task status notifications

Module 18: Manage Azure PaaS tasks using automation

  • Explore Elastic jobs
  • Understand Azure Automation
  • Build an automation runbook
  • Automate database workflows by using Logic Apps
  • Monitor automated tasks

Module 19: Describe high availability and disaster recovery strategies

  • Describe recovery time objective and recovery point objective
  • Explore high availability and disaster recovery options
  • Describe Azure high availability and disaster recovery features for Azure Virtual Machines
  • Describe high availability and disaster recovery options for PaaS deployments
  • Explore an IaaS high availability and disaster recovery solution
  • Describe hybrid solutions

Module 20: Explore IaaS and PaaS solutions for high availability and disaster recovery

  • Describe failover clusters in Windows Server
  • Configure Always-on availability groups
  • Describe temporal tables in Azure SQL Database
  • Describe active geo-replication for Azure SQL Database
  • Explore auto-failover groups for Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance

Module 21: Back up and restore databases

  • Back up and restore SQL Server running on Azure virtual machines
  • Back up a SQL Server virtual machine
  • Back up and restore a database using Azure SQL Database
  • 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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