Note:- Skills (Plan, Model, Analyze, Visualize, Deploy, and Maintain deliverable)
Why get Certified?
Getting certified as a Data Analyst is a great and simple way to prove your knowledge to potential clients or future employers and for even getting noticed by management for a raise.
Unlike being certified for specific tools, Microsoft Certifications are now based on specific roles (like Data Analyst, Data Engineer, Data Scientist, Developer, and so forth).
Measured Skills in DA-100 Exam
There are specific skills measured in the exam.
- Prepare the data (20-25%)
- Model the data (25-30%)
- Visualize the data (20-25%)
- Analyze the data (10-15%)
- Deploy and maintain deliverables (10-15%)
More details about measured skills
In this course, learn the skills that Microsoft wants you to know and go for the Microsoft Power BI certification.
This course comes in three stages:
1 – Creating Visualizations
This is an initial stage, we will Visualize the Data and Analyze the Data. So Will download and install for free Power BI Desktop. We’ll start by creating our first visualizations and analyze the Power BI interface. Then create maps, hierarchies, KPIs, and all sorts of chart types.
2 – Get and Transform Data
Second, We will Prepare the Data. We see how data can be transformed, saving you time in analyzing the data. Sorting and filtering, split columns, and other transform activities. Then merge, append, and combine queries together.
3 – Refining the model
Third, We’ll Model the Data. How relationships can be made through multiple tables, and refine the data with custom columns and measures.
Where to Register?: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/da-100
Exam Methods: The Exam can be taken online at home or office. You can even opt to give the exam at Microsoft Partner Centers.
Training: A great place to begin is the Microsoft learning path:
For more Advanced users I would suggest Microsoft Docs:
Study at Your own: To do that I suggest making a proper schedule and follow. It’ll help you fight the nerves and pass the exam easily and quickly.
I would suggest at least 1 Month (1-2 hours daily) of preparation for absolute beginners and 1-2 week for Intermediate users.
If you still have more questions about DA-100 Exam to become Microsoft Certified Data Analyst Associate, leave a comment below I will get back to you ASAP.
Hi, Thanks for the blog.
Quick question: What are the other resources you followed to get certified? Like Quizzes? any specific course?
Please note, I am a beginner to Power BI. I had completed the Microsoft Learning Path for Power BI.
I believe that the Learning path cover all the skills the next step is to put this skill into practice and use some datasets like adventure works dataset or any other dataset. Make sure to practice all measured skills with them.
Best of Luck!
I have been using powerBI for the past one year at my work space, and I have 3 years experience as Data Analyst, can you pls guide me how should I prepare for this exam? Do you know any link where I can get practice quizes, plus, can you pls tell me which type of questions were there in exam? And whats the passing marks?
Microsoft hasn’t released practice tests for this exam. If you are doing self study, I would suggest following the Microsoft learning path to prep for the exam. You have to score 700/ 1000 to pass the exam.