Quick Tips On Cracking DP-203 Certification

I recently completed my DP 203 certification. My learning and tips to prepare for the exam. If you are a beginner and haven’t worked on azure ever before, I would strongly recommend writing DP-900 prior to DP-203. Although it’s not mandatory to write DP-900, I heard it’s a bit easy and provides a good understanding of Azure and data engineering topics.

Preparation

  1. Schedule an Exam:
    1. Go through the list of skills measured.
    2. Try to assess your current knowledge and you don’t have to be exact in assessing yourself.
    3. Based on your current knowledge and keeping some time for preparation, schedule an exam for a date that sounds reasonable.
      1. I would suggest preparing for somewhere between 2 to 30 days. Too little preparation might not give you a fair knowledge of the topics, and too much might throw you off track. I prepared for only three days because I have extensive experience with many of the evaluated topics. You need to adjust the preparation time based on your current knowledge.
      2. Choose an exam time during which you feel most active and energetic. I prefer the morning time.
  2. Learning Plan
    1. Go through the material provided by Microsoft.
    2. These videos cover almost all the topics required to prepare for the certification.
    3. Make notes of important points for quick revision.
    4. If you want to read more about any of the topics, please.
  3. The day before the exam
    1. Go through your notes and revise the topics in case they are needed.
    2. Do not try to cram things. The exam is scenario-based and its intention is to test your understanding of the subject.
    3. Rest is best before the test, so take a sound sleep and do not cut on your sleep at any cost.

TIPS

  • Keep calm
    • Expect the unexpected, so keep calm. I was confident before the exam but during the exam, I got many questions on the topic that I hadn’t covered in detail. So, I answered them based on what made sense to me.
    • In the end, I thought that I would get no more than 700 marks, but I got 843. So, don’t panic even if you think the exam is tough. Just try your best.

I wish you all the very best for your exam and I am pretty sure, if I can do it, you can do it with flying colors!!!

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