Microsoft Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure Training (DP-203)

Level: Intermediate

In this course, the student will learn about the data engineering patterns and practises as it pertains to working with batch and real-time analytical solutions using Azure data platform technologies. Students will begin by understanding the core compute and storage technologies that are used to build an analytical solution. They will then explore how to design an analytical serving layers and focus on data engineering considerations for working with source files. The students will learn how to interactively explore data stored in files in a data lake. They will learn the various ingestion techniques that can be used to load data using the Apache Spark capability found in Azure Synapse Analytics or Azure Databricks, or how to ingest using Azure Data Factory or Azure Synapse pipelines. The students will also learn the various ways they can transform the data using the same technologies that is used to ingest data. The student will spend time on the course learning how to monitor and analyse the performance of analytical system so that they can optimise the performance of data loads, or queries that are issued against the systems. They will understand the importance of implementing security to ensure that the data is protected at rest or in transit. The student will then show how the data in an analytical system can be used to create dashboards, or build predictive models in Azure Synapse Analytics.

Key Features of this Microsoft DP-203 Training:

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  • After-course instructor coaching

You Will Learn How To:

  • Explore compute and storage options for data engineering workloads in Azure
  • Design and Implement the serving layer
  • Understand data engineering considerations
  • Run interactive queries using serverless SQL pools
  • Explore, transform, and load data into the Data Warehouse using Apache Spark
  • Perform data Exploration and Transformation in Azure Databricks
  • Ingest and load Data into the Data Warehouse
  • Transform Data with Azure Data Factory or Azure Synapse Pipelines
  • Integrate Data from Notebooks with Azure Data Factory or Azure Synapse Pipelines
  • Optimise Query Performance with Dedicated SQL Pools in Azure Synapse
  • Analyse and Optimise Data Warehouse Storage
  • Support Hybrid Transactional Analytical Processing (HTAP) with Azure Synapse Link
  • Perform end-to-end security with Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Perform real-time Stream Processing with Stream Analytics
  • Create a Stream Processing Solution with Event Hubs and Azure Databricks
  • Build reports using Power BI integration with Azure Synpase Analytics
  • Perform Integrated Machine Learning Processes in Azure Synapse Analytics

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Important Microsoft DP-203 Training Information

  • Prerequisites

    Successful students start this course with knowledge of cloud computing and core data concepts and professional experience with data solutions.

    Specifically completing:

  • Who Should Attend This Course

    The primary audience for this course is data professionals, data architects, and business intelligence professionals who want to learn about data engineering and building analytical solutions using data platform technologies that exist on Microsoft Azure. The secondary audience for this course data analysts and data scientists who work with analytical solutions built on Microsoft Azure.

  • Exam Information

    This class prepares an attendee for the Microsoft Exam DP-203: Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft DP-203 Training Outline

  • Module 1: Explore compute and storage options for data engineering workloads

    This module provides an overview of the Azure compute and storage technology options that are available to data engineers building analytical workloads. This module teaches ways to structure the data lake, and to optimise the files for exploration, streaming, and batch workloads. The student will learn how to organise the data lake into levels of data refinement as they transform files through batch and stream processing. Then they will learn how to create indexes on their datasets, such as CSV, JSON, and Parquet files, and use them for potential query and workload acceleration.

    Lessons

    • Introduction to Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Describe Azure Databricks
    • Introduction to Azure Data Lake storage
    • Describe Delta Lake architecture
    • Work with data streams by using Azure Stream Analytics

    Lab : Explore compute and storage options for data engineering workloads

    • Combine streaming and batch processing with a single pipeline
    • Organise the data lake into levels of file transformation
    • Index data lake storage for query and workload acceleration

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Describe Azure Databricks
    • Describe Azure Data Lake storage
    • Describe Delta Lake architecture
    • Describe Azure Stream Analytics
  • Module 2: Design and implement the serving layer

    This module teaches how to design and implement data stores in a modern data warehouse to optimise analytical workloads. The student will learn how to design a multidimensional schema to store fact and dimension data. Then the student will learn how to populate slowly changing dimensions through incremental data loading from Azure Data Factory.

    Lessons

    • Design a multidimensional schema to optimise analytical workloads
    • Code-free transformation at scale with Azure Data Factory
    • Populate slowly changing dimensions in Azure Synapse Analytics pipelines

    Lab : Designing and Implementing the Serving Layer

    • Design a star schema for analytical workloads
    • Populate slowly changing dimensions with Azure Data Factory and mapping data flows

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Design a star schema for analytical workloads
    • Populate a slowly changing dimensions with Azure Data Factory and mapping data flows
  • Module 3: Data engineering considerations for source files

    This module explores data engineering considerations that are common when loading data into a modern data warehouse analytical from files stored in an Azure Data Lake, and understanding the security consideration associated with storing files stored in the data lake.

    Lessons

    • Design a Modern Data Warehouse using Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Secure a data warehouse in Azure Synapse Analytics

    Lab : Data engineering considerations

    • Managing files in an Azure data lake
    • Securing files stored in an Azure data lake

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Design a Modern Data Warehouse using Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Secure a data warehouse in Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Module 4: Run interactive queries using Azure Synapse Analytics serverless SQL pools

    In this module, students will learn how to work with files stored in the data lake and external file sources, through T-SQL statements executed by a serverless SQL pool in Azure Synapse Analytics. Students will query Parquet files stored in a data lake, as well as CSV files stored in an external data store. Next, they will create Azure Active Directory security groups and enforce access to files in the data lake through Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and Access Control Lists (ACLs).

    Lessons

    • Explore Azure Synapse serverless SQL pools capabilities
    • Query data in the lake using Azure Synapse serverless SQL pools
    • Create metadata objects in Azure Synapse serverless SQL pools
    • Secure data and manage users in Azure Synapse serverless SQL pools

    Lab : Run interactive queries using serverless SQL pools

    • Query Parquet data with serverless SQL pools
    • Create external tables for Parquet and CSV files
    • Create views with serverless SQL pools
    • Secure access to data in a data lake when using serverless SQL pools
    • Configure data lake security using Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and Access Control List

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Understand Azure Synapse serverless SQL pools capabilities
    • Query data in the lake using Azure Synapse serverless SQL pools
    • Create metadata objects in Azure Synapse serverless SQL pools
    • Secure data and manage users in Azure Synapse serverless SQL pools
  • Module 5: Explore, transform, and load data into the Data Warehouse using Apache Spark

    This module teaches how to explore data stored in a data lake, transform the data, and load data into a relational data store. The student will explore Parquet and JSON files and use techniques to query and transform JSON files with hierarchical structures. Then the student will use Apache Spark to load data into the data warehouse and join Parquet data in the data lake with data in the dedicated SQL pool.

    Lessons

    • Understand big data engineering with Apache Spark in Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Ingest data with Apache Spark notebooks in Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Transform data with DataFrames in Apache Spark Pools in Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Integrate SQL and Apache Spark pools in Azure Synapse Analytics

    Lab : Explore, transform, and load data into the Data Warehouse using Apache Spark

    • Perform Data Exploration in Synapse Studio
    • Ingest data with Spark notebooks in Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Transform data with DataFrames in Spark pools in Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Integrate SQL and Spark pools in Azure Synapse Analytics

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe big data engineering with Apache Spark in Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Ingest data with Apache Spark notebooks in Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Transform data with DataFrames in Apache Spark Pools in Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Integrate SQL and Apache Spark pools in Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Module 6: Data exploration and transformation in Azure Databricks

    This module teaches how to use various Apache Spark DataFrame methods to explore and transform data in Azure Databricks. The student will learn how to perform standard DataFrame methods to explore and transform data. They will also learn how to perform more advanced tasks, such as removing duplicate data, manipulate date/time values, rename columns, and aggregate data.

    Lessons

    • Describe Azure Databricks
    • Read and write data in Azure Databricks
    • Work with DataFrames in Azure Databricks
    • Work with DataFrames advanced methods in Azure Databricks

    Lab : Data Exploration and Transformation in Azure Databricks

    • Use DataFrames in Azure Databricks to explore and filter data
    • Cache a DataFrame for faster subsequent queries
    • Remove duplicate data
    • Manipulate date/time values
    • Remove and rename DataFrame columns
    • Aggregate data stored in a DataFrame

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe Azure Databricks
    • Read and write data in Azure Databricks
    • Work with DataFrames in Azure Databricks
    • Work with DataFrames advanced methods in Azure Databricks
  • Module 7: Ingest and load data into the data warehouse

    This module teaches students how to ingest data into the data warehouse through T-SQL scripts and Synapse Analytics integration pipelines. The student will learn how to load data into Synapse dedicated SQL pools with PolyBase and COPY using T-SQL. The student will also learn how to use workload management along with a Copy activity in a Azure Synapse pipeline for petabyte-scale data ingestion.

    Lessons

    • Use data loading best practises in Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Petabyte-scale ingestion with Azure Data Factory

    Lab : Ingest and load Data into the Data Warehouse

    • Perform petabyte-scale ingestion with Azure Synapse Pipelines
    • Import data with PolyBase and COPY using T-SQL
    • Use data loading best practises in Azure Synapse Analytics

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Use data loading best practises in Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Petabyte-scale ingestion with Azure Data Factory
  • Module 8: Transform data with Azure Data Factory or Azure Synapse Pipelines

    This module teaches students how to build data integration pipelines to ingest from multiple data sources, transform data using mapping data flowss, and perform data movement into one or more data sinks.

    Lessons

    • Data integration with Azure Data Factory or Azure Synapse Pipelines
    • Code-free transformation at scale with Azure Data Factory or Azure Synapse Pipelines

    Lab : Transform Data with Azure Data Factory or Azure Synapse Pipelines

    • Execute code-free transformations at scale with Azure Synapse Pipelines
    • Create data pipeline to import poorly formatted CSV files
    • Create Mapping Data Flows

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Perform data integration with Azure Data Factory
    • Perform code-free transformation at scale with Azure Data Factory
  • Module 9: Orchestrate data movement and transformation in Azure Synapse Pipelines

    In this module, you will learn how to create linked services, and orchestrate data movement and transformation using notebooks in Azure Synapse Pipelines.

    Lessons

    • Orchestrate data movement and transformation in Azure Data Factory

    Lab : Orchestrate data movement and transformation in Azure Synapse Pipelines

    • Integrate Data from Notebooks with Azure Data Factory or Azure Synapse Pipelines

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Orchestrate data movement and transformation in Azure Synapse Pipelines
  • Module 10: Optimise query performance with dedicated SQL pools in Azure Synapse

    In this module, students will learn strategies to optimise data storage and processing when using dedicated SQL pools in Azure Synapse Analytics. The student will know how to use developer features, such as windowing and HyperLogLog functions, use data loading best practises, and optimise and improve query performance.

    Lessons

    • Optimise data warehouse query performance in Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Understand data warehouse developer features of Azure Synapse Analytics

    Lab : Optimise Query Performance with Dedicated SQL Pools in Azure Synapse

    • Understand developer features of Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Optimise data warehouse query performance in Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Improve query performance

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Optimise data warehouse query performance in Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Understand data warehouse developer features of Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Module 11: Analyse and Optimise Data Warehouse Storage

    In this module, students will learn how to analyse then optimise the data storage of the Azure Synapse dedicated SQL pools. The student will know techniques to understand table space usage and column store storage details. Next the student will know how to compare storage requirements between identical tables that use different data types. Finally, the student will observe the impact materialised views have when executed in place of complex queries and learn how to avoid extensive logging by optimising delete operations.

    Lessons

    • Analyse and optimise data warehouse storage in Azure Synapse Analytics

    Lab : Analyse and Optimise Data Warehouse Storage

    • Check for skewed data and space usage
    • Understand column store storage details
    • Study the impact of materialised views
    • Explore rules for minimally logged operations

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Analyse and optimise data warehouse storage in Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Module 12: Support Hybrid Transactional Analytical Processing (HTAP) with Azure Synapse Link

    In this module, students will learn how Azure Synapse Link enables seamless connectivity of an Azure Cosmos DB account to a Synapse workspace. The student will understand how to enable and configure Synapse link, then how to query the Azure Cosmos DB analytical store using Apache Spark and SQL serverless.

    Lessons

    • Design hybrid transactional and analytical processing using Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Configure Azure Synapse Link with Azure Cosmos DB
    • Query Azure Cosmos DB with Apache Spark pools
    • Query Azure Cosmos DB with serverless SQL pools

    Lab : Support Hybrid Transactional Analytical Processing (HTAP) with Azure Synapse Link

    • Configure Azure Synapse Link with Azure Cosmos DB
    • Query Azure Cosmos DB with Apache Spark for Synapse Analytics
    • Query Azure Cosmos DB with serverless SQL pool for Azure Synapse Analytics

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Design hybrid transactional and analytical processing using Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Configure Azure Synapse Link with Azure Cosmos DB
    • Query Azure Cosmos DB with Apache Spark for Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Query Azure Cosmos DB with SQL serverless for Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Module 13: End-to-end security with Azure Synapse Analytics

    In this module, students will learn how to secure a Synapse Analytics workspace and its supporting infrastructure. The student will observe the SQL Active Directory Admin, manage IP firewall rules, manage secrets with Azure Key Vault and access those secrets through a Key Vault linked service and pipeline activities. The student will understand how to implement column-level security, row-level security, and dynamic data masking when using dedicated SQL pools.

    Lessons

    • Secure a data warehouse in Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Configure and manage secrets in Azure Key Vault
    • Implement compliance controls for sensitive data

    Lab : End-to-end security with Azure Synapse Analytics

    • Secure Azure Synapse Analytics supporting infrastructure
    • Secure the Azure Synapse Analytics workspace and managed services
    • Secure Azure Synapse Analytics workspace data

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Secure a data warehouse in Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Configure and manage secrets in Azure Key Vault
    • Implement compliance controls for sensitive data
  • Module 14: Real-time Stream Processing with Stream Analytics

    In this module, students will learn how to process streaming data with Azure Stream Analytics. The student will ingest vehicle telemetry data into Event Hubs, then process that data in real time, using various windowing functions in Azure Stream Analytics. They will output the data to Azure Synapse Analytics. Finally, the student will learn how to scale the Stream Analytics job to increase throughput.

    Lessons

    • Enable reliable messaging for Big Data applications using Azure Event Hubs
    • Work with data streams by using Azure Stream Analytics
    • Ingest data streams with Azure Stream Analytics

    Lab : Real-time Stream Processing with Stream Analytics

    • Use Stream Analytics to process real-time data from Event Hubs
    • Use Stream Analytics windowing functions to build aggregates and output to Synapse Analytics
    • Scale the Azure Stream Analytics job to increase throughput through partitioning
    • Repartition the stream input to optimise parallelization

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Enable reliable messaging for Big Data applications using Azure Event Hubs
    • Work with data streams by using Azure Stream Analytics
    • Ingest data streams with Azure Stream Analytics
  • Module 15: Create a Stream Processing Solution with Event Hubs and Azure Databricks

    In this module, students will learn how to ingest and process streaming data at scale with Event Hubs and Spark Structured Streaming in Azure Databricks. The student will learn the key features and uses of Structured Streaming. The student will implement sliding windows to aggregate over chunks of data and apply watermarking to remove stale data. Finally, the student will connect to Event Hubs to read and write streams.

    Lessons

    • Process streaming data with Azure Databricks structured streaming

    Lab : Create a Stream Processing Solution with Event Hubs and Azure Databricks

    • Explore key features and uses of Structured Streaming
    • Stream data from a file and write it out to a distributed file system
    • Use sliding windows to aggregate over chunks of data rather than all data
    • Apply watermarking to remove stale data
    • Connect to Event Hubs read and write streams

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Process streaming data with Azure Databricks structured streaming
  • Module 16: Build reports using Power BI integration with Azure Synpase Analytics

    In this module, the student will learn how to integrate Power BI with their Synapse workspace to build reports in Power BI. The student will create a new data source and Power BI report in Synapse Studio. Then the student will learn how to improve query performance with materialised views and result-set caching. Finally, the student will explore the data lake with serverless SQL pools and create visualisations against that data in Power BI.

    Lessons

    • Create reports with Power BI using its integration with Azure Synapse Analytics

    Lab : Build reports using Power BI integration with Azure Synpase Analytics

    • Integrate an Azure Synapse workspace and Power BI
    • Optimise integration with Power BI
    • Improve query performance with materialised views and result-set caching
    • Visualise data with SQL serverless and create a Power BI report

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Create reports with Power BI using its integration with Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Module 17: Perform Integrated Machine Learning Processes in Azure Synapse Analytics

    This module explores the integrated, end-to-end Azure Machine Learning and Azure Cognitive Services experience in Azure Synapse Analytics. You will learn how to connect an Azure Synapse Analytics workspace to an Azure Machine Learning workspace using a Linked Service and then trigger an Automated ML experiment that uses data from a Spark table. You will also learn how to use trained models from Azure Machine Learning or Azure Cognitive Services to enrich data in a SQL pool table and then serve prediction results using Power BI.

    Lessons

    • Use the integrated machine learning process in Azure Synapse Analytics

    Lab : Perform Integrated Machine Learning Processes in Azure Synapse Analytics

    • Create an Azure Machine Learning linked service
    • Trigger an Auto ML experiment using data from a Spark table
    • Enrich data using trained models
    • Serve prediction results using Power BI

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Use the integrated machine learning process in Azure Synapse Analytics

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  • Does this class help me prepare for the DP-203 Microsoft Certified Exam?

    Yes! This class does prepare an individual to take the Microsoft Certified Exam DP-203.

  • Does the Microsoft Certified Exam replace both Exams DP-200 and DP-201?

    Yes, Exam DP-203 replaces both Exam DP-200 and Exam DP-201, which will retire on June 30, 2021.

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