Certification Industry: Cloud
Certificate Name: Microsoft Azure Data Scientist Associate (DP-100)
Certificate Issuing Authority: Microsoft
Certification Price: 165 USD
This will teach you to apply the Azure machine learning platform to train, evaluate and deploy data models that solve business problems, including selecting and setting up Azure development environments, performing Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA), selecting the right algorithmic approaches, defining technical success metrics and evaluating the success of your data models.
US: $122,802 (Source)
India: INR 16,62,996 (Source)
DP-100 Exam Topics:
Number of Questions: 60 (10 compulsory questions that can’t be skipped) and two case studies
Time: 180 minutes
Passing Score: 700
Exam Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese
Exam Scheduling: Login to Microsoft Account (Click here)
How long does it take to prepare for the exam: To get well versed with the Microsoft Azure Studio, it will take around 3-4 weeks. Rest all depends upon your experience as a data scientist.
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Certified Azure Data Scientist Associate (DP100) preparation journey
I started by firstly giving AZ900, I took 1 month to prep well, that is what I think helped me to get basic strong and knowing the Microsoft exam environment helped me to give dp100 in relax mode.
For dp100 I feel good knowledge of ML, Deep learning basics and hyperparameter tuning and hands-on experience in working on ML projects gave me ease and rest just understanding AZUREML and azure notebooks is what was needed and rest Pluralsight gave good overview ....
How I prepared for DP - 100 in 7 days.
I attended the microsoft week of AI 2.0 last November in 2019. In that I was in the top 500 people who performed well in the after webinar test. So I got a free voucher from microsoft to give this exam. As per Bhavesh Goswami of CloudThat Technologies they are planning for Microsoft week of AI 3.0 , so look out for that so that you too can get a free voucher. The free learning path provided by microsoft for this exam very useful for me . One mistake which I did was just going through the theory part. You need to practice the lab exercises as well. I am an R person at my profession but I do know python . The language they used for deployment of models in the exam python, so I had to brush it up. The best sources for the theory part is the documentations provided. If anyone can go through the full modules of Azure machine learning studio with hands on lab its a cakewalk. Best of luck to all the aspirants!!!!
The following resources are highly recommended:
Microsoft Azure DP-100
I have a background in statistics and data science through my MBA. However, this content is more Azure specific. I primarily used the website Study Guide for Microsoft Azure DP-100: Data Scientist Associate Certification. The author easily lays out each Microsoft website that corresponds to a section on the exam. I also used https://numpy.org, https://scikit-learn.org/, and https://pandas.pydata.org.
I went through DP-100 Microsoft learning site and did the exercises on there. I also did some self-studying with Azure Machine Learning.