DP-500: Designing and Implementing Enterprise-Scale Analytics Solutions Using Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power BI

This course covers methods and practices for performing advanced data analytics at scale. Students will build on existing analytics experience and will learn to implement and manage a data analytics environment, query and transform data, implement and manage data models, and explore and visualize data. In this course, students will use Microsoft Purview, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Power BI to build analytics solutions.

This training will help you prepare for exam DP-500 
By passing this exam you will earn the new Microsoft Certified: Azure Enterprise Data Analyst Associate certification.

Skills gained

  • Implement and manage a data analytics environment
  • Query and transform data
  • Implement and manage data models
  • Explore and visualize data

Audience and Prerequisites

Job role: Data Analyst

Candidates for this course should have subject matter expertise in designing, creating, and deploying enterprise-scale data analytics solutions. Specifically, candidates should have advanced Power BI skills, including managing data repositories and data processing in the cloud and on-premises, along with using Power Query and Data Analysis Expressions (DAX). They should also be proficient in consuming data from Azure Synapse Analytics and should have experience querying relational databases, analyzing data by using Transact-SQL (T-SQL), and visualizing data.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, it is recommended that students have:

  • A foundational knowledge of core data concepts and how they’re implemented using Azure data services.
  • Experience designing and building scalable data models, cleaning and transforming data, and enabling advanced analytic capabilities that provide meaningful business value using Microsoft Power BI. 

Suggested prerequisite courses:

Course content 

Module 1: Introduction to data analytics on Azure

  • Explore Azure data services for modern analytics
  • Understand concepts of data analytics
  • Explore data analytics at scale

Module 2: Govern data across an enterprise

  • Introduction to Microsoft Purview
  • Discover trusted data using Microsoft Purview
  • Catalog data artifacts by using Microsoft Purview
  • Manage Power BI artifacts by using Microsoft Purview

Module 3: Model, query, and explore data in Azure Synapse

  • Introduction to Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Use Azure Synapse serverless SQL pool to query files in a data lake
  • Analyze data with Apache Spark in Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Analyze data in a relational data warehouse

Module 4: Prepare data for tabular models in Power BI

  • Choose a Power BI model framework
  • Understand scalability in Power BI
  • Optimize Power Query for scalable solutions
  • Create and manage scalable Power BI dataflows

Module 5: Design and build scalable tabular models

  • Create Power BI model relationships
  • Enforce model security
  • Implement DirectQuery
  • Create calculation groups
  • Use tools to optimize Power BI performance

Module 6: Implement advanced data visualization techniques by using Power BI

  • Understand advanced data visualization concepts
  • Customize core data models
  • Monitor data in real-time with Power BI
  • Create and distribute paginated reports in Power BI report builder

Module 7: Implement and manage an analytics environment

  • Provide governance in a Power BI environment
  • Facilitate collaboration and sharing in Power BI
  • Monitor and audit usage
  • Provision Premium capacity in Power BI
  • Establish a data access infrastructure in Power BI
  • Broaden the reach of Power BI
  • Automate Power BI administration
  • Build reports using Power BI within Azure Synapse Analytics

Module 8: Manage the analytics development lifecycle

  • Design a Power BI application lifecycle management strategy
  • Create and manage a Power BI deployment pipeline
  • Create and manage Power BI assets

Module 9: Integrate an analytics platform into an existing IT infrastructure

  • Recommend and configure a Power BI tenant or workspace
  • Identify requirements for a solution, including features, performance, and licensing strategy
  • Integrate an existing Power BI workspace into Azure Synapse Analytics

Certification

This training will help you prepare for exam DP-500.

By passing this exam you will earn the new Microsoft Certified: Azure Enterprise Data Analyst Associate certification.