Delivering a Warehouse in the Cloud – Microsoft Professional Program

This Delivering a Warehouse in the Cloud course teaches you how to deploy, design, and load data using Microsoft’s Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

Microsoft Professional Program - Delivering a Data Warehouse in the Cloud

About this course

This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Big Data.

When you need to scale your data warehouse’s storage and processing capabilities in minutes, not months, you need a cloud-based massively parallel processing solution.

In this computer science course, you will learn how to deploy, design, and load data using Microsoft’s Azure SQL Data Warehouse, or SQL DW. You’ll learn about data distribution, compressed in-memory indexes, PolyBase for Big Data, and elastic scale.

Note: To complete the hands-on elements in this course, you will require an Azure subscription. You can sign up for a free Azure trial subscription (a valid credit card is required for verification, but you will not be charged for Azure services). Note that the free trial is not available in all regions. It is possible to complete the course and earn a certificate without completing the hands-on practices.

What you’ll learn

In this course, you’ll learn theory and techniques for:

  • Choosing a massively parallel processing architecture for a cloud-based data warehouse.
  • Designing tables and indexes to efficiently distribute data in tables across many nodes.
  • Loading data from a variety of sources, querying using PolyBase, securing and recovering data, and integrating into Big Data environments.

Course Syllabus

Module 1: Inroducing SQL Data Warehouse

This module introduces Azure SQL Datawarehouse, Microsoft’s data warehouse in the cloud. You’ll learn about massively parallel processing, how to provision and configure SQL DW.

Module 2: Designing and Querying Data Warehouses

This module covers table design, partitioning, indexes and statistics. It introduces elastic query and tools for monitoring queries.

Module 3: Integrating and Ingesting Data

This module covers loading data into SQL DW with Azure Data Factory, Polybase, and Azure Stream Analytics. It also covers integrating with Azure Machine Learning, and visualizing data with Power BI.

Module 4: Managing Data Warehouses

This module covers monitoring and managing SQL DW workloads and performance, security, scaling, and managing backups.

Final Exam

The final exam accounts for 30% of your grade and will be combined with the weekly quizzes to determine your overall score. You must achieve an overall score of 70% or higher to pass this course and earn a certificate.

Meet the instructors

Theresa lserman

Theresa lserman

SQL Server Premier Field Engineer Microsoft

Scott Klein

Scott Klein

CTO Cloud and Devices

Start learning

You can enroll now for the Delivering a Warehouse in the Cloud course at our DataChangers Academy! Do you want to learn more? Then check out our other Data & AI courses.

Please use a Windows Live ID email address to register at the DataChangers Academy if you want to obtain a certificate after finishing the courses.

Show what you know and get a certificate

After finishing this course, you can obtain a Microsoft Professional Program certificate. In order to obtain a certificate, you can buy a voucher from us (in collaboration with MD2C).

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