You can learn everything you need to know to earn the Azure Data Fundamentals certification by completing this free 4.5 hour course.

What is the Azure Data Fundamentals Certification?

The Azure Data Fundamentals Certification is for those seeking a data-related role such as Data Analyst, Data Engineer, or Data Scientist.


The majority of new technology companies are data-driven, meaning that the value of their company is not directly responsible for the service they provide but the data they collect, organize, and possibly re-distribute.

Knowing the fundamentals of data-driven architectures on day one will help cloud engineers long-term understand the cost and effort to store, transform, analyze and secure data.

Overview of the Azure Data Fundamentals

The Azure Data Fundamentals covers the following:

  • Fundamental data concepts
  • Data Lakes and Performing Analytics
  • Data Warehouses
  • ELT Transformations
  • Hadoop and Apache Spark workloads
  • Power BI
  • Relational Databases and Azure SQL
  • Non-Relational Databases and ComosDB

How do you get the Azure Data Fundamentals certification?

You can get the certification by paying the exam fee and sitting for the exam at a test center partnered with Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Azure is partnered with Pearson Vue and PSI Online who have a network of test centers around the world. They provide both in-person and online exams. If you have the opportunity, I recommend that you take the exam in-person.

Microsoft has a portal page on Pearsue Vue where you can register and book your exam.

That exam fee is $99 USD.

Can I simply watch the videos and pass the exam?

For a fundamental certification like the DP-900 you can pass by just watching the video content without exploring hands-on with the Azure services on your own

Azure has a much higher frequency of updates than other cloud service providers. Sometimes there are new updates every month to a certification however, the DP-900 is not hands-on focused, so study courses are less prone to becoming stale.

  • The exam has 40 to 60 questions with a timeline of 60 minutes.
  • The exam contains many different question types.
  • A passing grade is around 70%.

The Free Azure Data Fundamentals Course

Just like my other cloud certification courses published on freeCodeCamp, this course will remain free forever.

The course contains study strategies, lectures, follow-alongs, and cheatsheets, and it's designed to be a complete end-to-end course.

Head on over to freeCodeCamp's YouTube channel to start working through the full 4.5-hour course.