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Author:
Available Language(s):

English

Questions:

21 questions

Suggested timelimit:

49 minutes

Chapters

Cosmos DB

Azure Storage

Azure SQL Database

Data Services

Security

Azure for Data Architects Assessment Test: How it is structured and how it can help you hire your best candidate

This test was created to help anyone assess candidates for a position as an Azure Data Architect. Even without the knowledge of Azure, you can have the confidence of assessing your candidates’ skill set and knowledge on the subject.

The chapters in this assessment test were selected to give you an idea of how your candidate is competent in Azure technology, particularly, its storage services and core services. We have designed the assessment test to help you arrive at a strategic position to make better hiring decisions.

By using this test, you can assess dozens of candidates simultaneously and can still arrive at a more informed decision by comparing their results.

Which use cases can customers have for this test?

This assessment test’s primary use case is for evaluating candidates’ knowledge of Azure data structures. Whether a candidate is being tested for a junior or a senior level, this test can be used to see their level of qualification.

Which areas (chapters) will be covered in the test, and why was it chosen that way?

Cosmos DB
Azure Cosmos DB provides a NoSQL implementation that was written for the cloud and helps solve data distribution requirements not possible with relational databases. Additional Cosmos DB supports a number of data models that can be leveraged across requirements.

Azure Storage
Azure Storage provides key types of storage such as blob, queues, tables, and files and while a basic service it can be a useful and cost-effective solution to use in many scenarios.

Azure SQL Database
Azure SQL Database provides a fully managed relational database solution built on Microsoft SQL Server. There are various types of deployment and understanding the options and capabilities is critical to deploy and architect correctly.

Data Services
Data Services explores a number of other key data services such as HDInsight and Data Factory that can be key to meeting a wide range of data requirements.

Security
Finally, Security must always be a consideration for any deployment including data.

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