Azure Databricks Certified Associate Platform Administrator

Summary

The Azure Databricks Certified Associate Platform Administrator certification exam assesses the understanding of basics in network infrastructure and security, identity and access, cluster usage, and automation with the Azure Databricks platform.

Description

The Azure Databricks Certified Associate Platform Administrator certification exam assesses an understanding of network infrastructure and security with Databricks, including workspace deployment, Azure cloud concepts, and network security. The exam also assesses the understanding of identity and access on Azure Databricks, including identity management, workspace access control, data access control, and fine-grained security. In addition, the exam assesses cluster configuration and usage management. Lastly, developer tools and automation processes are assessed.

Prerequisites

The minimally qualified candidate should:

  • have an intermediate understanding of network infrastructure and security, including: workspace deployment, Azure cloud concepts, network security
  • have a complete understanding of identity and access configurations, including: identity management, workspace access control, data access control, fine-grained security using SQL
  • have an intermediate understanding of cluster usage, including: clust configuration and usage management
  • have a basic understanding of automation, including: developer tools, automation processes

Preparation

The following Databricks self-paced courses should help you prepare for this exam:

  • Azure Databricks Identity and Access Management: conceptual understanding and application of user and group management, workspace access control, authentication
  • Azure Databricks Cluster Usage Management: cluster configurations, pools, cluster policies, DBU usage, chargeback analysis
  • Azure Databricks Security Fundamentals: conceptual understanding of Databricks architecture, network security, deployment configurations, data access control
  • Azure Databricks Data Access Management: application of data access control
  • Azure Databricks Identity and Access Management: conceptual understanding and application of user and group management, workspace access control, authentication

Please refer to documentation to learn more about the following topics:

  • Azure Cloud Services: identity and access (RBAC, Azure AD), compute (VM), object storage (Blob Storage, ADLS), data warehouse (SQL DW) key management (Key Vault), virtual network (VNET)
  • Automation with Azure Databricks: Databricks CLI, REST API, DBConnect, Git Integration, Databricks container services, jobs scheduling, CI/CD

Exam Details

The exam details are as follows:

  • The exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. Candidates will have 120 minutes to complete the exam.
  • The minimum passing score for the exam is 70 percent. This translates to correctly answering a minimum of 42 of the 60 questions.
  • The exam will be conducted via an online proctor.

Other exam details are available via the Certification FAQ.

Technology Requirements

Please find tech requirements and preparation instructions on Kryterion’s Online Proctored Exam Support page.

Registration

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