Demonstrating data expertise with Microsoft certifications

16 April 2021

Microsoft offers a wide range of certifications for many types of technology domains and roles. Earning a Microsoft certification proves your knowledge and proficiency. Microsoft offers three different certification categories: fundamentals (knowledge of a particular domain), role-based and speciality (advanced).

Preparation for exams is through hands-on experience and study with either free Microsoft learning paths or paid instructor-led training. Certification requires passing an exam.

Data certifications

We believe the most useful Microsoft certifications for data and AI professionals are:

  • Azure Data Scientist Associate
  • Azure Data Engineer Associate
  • Data Analyst Associate

We also really like the following for a wider understanding of applied solutions in Azure and the Power Platform:

  • Power Platform App Maker Associate
  • Azure AI Engineer Associate
  • Azure AI Fundamentals
  • Azure Data Fundamentals
  • Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate
  • Azure Administrators

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When you spend time and energy learning or using a technology, a certification is an excellent way to prove your understanding.

Algospark Microsoft Certifications

Our staff hold numerous Microsoft certifications. This contributes to our status as a Global AI Inner Circle Partner, Power BI Partner and Gold Microsoft Partner.

At Algospark, we apply our data knowledge and expertise to deliver value adding applied analytics and artificial intelligence solutions. Our fast-track implementation means we launch and iterate quickly, saving you time and money. Get in touch for more information!

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