Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Scientist Associate. I passed my DP-100 exam

One girl. Two Microsoft Azure certifications. My very first published article on Medium for my Data Science journey was on how I passed the Microsoft AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals. This past weekend, I wrote the DP-100 exam I introduced to you in a previous article. I’ll be frank here. I was very nervous about writing this exam and was hesitant to hint that I was in preparation to write it in the first place. But by God’s unending grace, I passed it and I am super grateful for that.

It’s been a long time coming. I can finally call myself a certified Azure Data Science Associate. What does this mean? It means I have demonstrated that with my Data Science and Machine Learning knowledge, I can implement and run workloads in Microsoft Azure. I can create working environments, train predictive models and deploy these models into production using Azure Machine Learning Service.

There are many resources I used to study for this exam. In my article, Week 7 as a Data Scientist, I exhaustively list helpful websites and documents which I used to learn Data Science and Machine Learning concepts. Inching towards the day of the examinations, I focused on answering past questions and these were extremely helpful. Send me a personal note on here if you would like access to some pdfs I used to study. Another helpful application with learning materials, practice tests by topic and practice exams is Certbolt. Thank me later for this. It does not only apply to the DP-100 exam but other examinations including, but not limited to, Amazon and Cisco CCNA certification exams. Another really important and thorough resource is Taygan. It breaks down the learning modules from the Microsoft learn path and has study notes as well. The help provided on the site is endless.

One lesson I learnt from experiences leading to taking this exam is not to let fear hold you down. I was really nervous about taking this exam as I mentioned earlier. I was scared at some point. From speaking to a colleague, I learnt that failure is something I should embrace. We may not succeed from the first try every time we attempt something new. However, having a plan A, a plan B, a plan C, even up to a plan Z till you finally succeed, is what makes the difference. Strive to win at all times but don’t be scared of failure. Find alternatives to succeed if your first try doesn’t go your way.

Done and Dusted.