Professional Certificate in Data Engineering with Microsoft Azure

Move ahead with the future of data engineering — build in-demand Microsoft Azure skills

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March 8, 2024

Course Duration


6 months, online
15–20 hours per week

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US$3,000 US$2,760 and get US$285 off with a referral

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Gain the Skills to Redefine What’s Possible with Azure Data Engineering

In the age of accelerating data growth and heightened cybersecurity concerns, today's organizations must simplify workflows and mitigate risks. Data engineers who are proficient in Microsoft Azure - one of the most widely used global cloud platforms - are leading the way, helping organizations leverage the cloud to protect customer data and ensure long-term business success.

The Professional Certificate in Data Engineering with Microsoft Azure, offered by Emeritus, an authorized Microsoft Training Partner, follows a sequence of carefully curated modules to help you learn data engineering essentials and gain practical experience in building, managing, and optimizing data solutions with Azure’s tools and services. This online program is a convenient way to build highly sought-after domain expertise in an industry-leading technology. Combining the latest technical expertise of industry practitioners with Emeritus’s focused, high touch learning experiences, you will learn data engineering best practices that matter today, for long-term career success.


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Average annual salary of an Azure Data Engineer in the US


Key Takeaways

  • Develop and analyze relational and nonrelational databases to create the best solution for your use case
  • Use Azure tools, services, and best practices to migrate SQL workloads to the cloud
  • Manage data with data warehousing technologies to make it available in an easy-to-use format for end users
  • Facilitate data analytics and implement AI/ML algorithms to help your organization develop solutions for faster, more informed decision making
  • Establish data security, privacy, and compliance best practices to protect data stored in the cloud
  • Support a broad range of organizational tasks, including storage, computing, and networking, through data engineering tools and best practices

Who Is This Program For?

  • Recent STEM graduates and early-career data professionals who want to accelerate their career growth by gaining broad exposure to modern data engineering practices and develop specialized skills in Azure for building innovative cloud computing solutions that drive increased efficiencies
  • Early-to-mid career professionals in data-adjacent fields who are interested in moving into data engineering equipped with a set of highly sought-after Azure skills that give them an edge

Note: While there are no formal prerequisites, familiarity with Python or SQL would be beneficial to the learning experience.

Program Curriculum

    Weeks 1–6: Build fundamental knowledge of Azure tools and services. Then, discover Azure’s capabilities through interactive lab simulations that give you the opportunity to practice essential skills, including managing resources, designing and implementing virtual networks, and configuring role-based access control.

    • Cloud Computing and Azure Fundamentals
    • Management and Monitoring
    • Computing Services
    • Networking
    • Identity and Security
    • Storage Services

    Weeks 7–12: Continue to explore Azure’s tools, services, and applications, and learn how to back up and restore files. Then, identify essential exam preparation resources and review core concepts for the AZ-900, DP-900, and AZ-104 certifications.*

    • AI Application Deployment
    • Relational Databases
    • Nonrelational Databases
    • Data Analytics
    • Resource Monitoring and Backup
    • Preparation for Microsoft Certifications

    *Please note that additional preparation and on-the-job experience may be required to clear the examinations.

    Weeks 13–18: Building on the knowledge and skills you developed in the first half of the program, discover and experience Azure’s powerful data engineering capabilities. Explore Azure Synapse Analytics, understand data warehouse fundamentals, and learn how to move and transform data.

    • Data Engineering Basics
    • Serverless SQL in Action
    • SQL On-Demand
    • Performance at Scale
    • Data Integration Simplified
    • Advanced Data Movement

    Weeks 19–24: In the final six weeks of the program, you will learn how to streamline your work by using Azure’s powerful data capabilities to optimize data processing, gain real-time insights, ensure data compliance, manage big data effectively, and implement data governance practices. During this time, you will complete a capstone project, giving you the opportunity to highlight your proficiency in Azure.

    • Efficient Data Processing
    • Real-Time Insights
    • Data Compliance
    • Big Data Management
    • Data Governance

The Emeritus Advantage

Positive Career Impact

The percentage of learners who state that an Emeritus program has had a positive impact on their career and professional development, with 9 out of 10 witnessing the impact within 12 months.

Our Global Learner Base

Emeritus's learner base spread across 80+ countries, is a testament to the wide-reaching impact of our future-focused programs.

Renowned Partner Institutions

We collaborate with more than 50 top-tier universities across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India, and China to make world-class education globally accessible.

Program Experience

Graded assignments and weekly quizzes to implement what you have learned and ensure that you meet your learning goals

Live office hours for asking questions and clarifying concepts

1 to 3 discussions per week to connect your experience with the program content

Live mentorship sessions to gain insights you can leverage to advance your career

A final capstone project to showcase your skills and highlight your proficiency in Azure-based data engineering

Access to resume referrals to Emeritus employer partners for up to six months post-program

Career Preparation and Guidance

Success in data engineering requires both hard and soft skills. This program offers you guidance for navigating your career path, from crafting your elevator pitch to perfecting your interview skills.

The career preparation you will receive in this program includes:

  • 19 hours of career development activities
  • 8 hours of optional career support activities
  • One-on-one sessions with experienced industry practitioners to understand the field, career paths, and day-to-day, the-job experience

Program Faculty

Faculty Member Amish Suchak

Amish Suchak

Data Science Team Lead, XSOLIS

Amish Suchak is a data science lead at XSOLIS, an artificial intelligence technology organization developing a more efficient healthcare system. His realm of expertise encompasses data science, data engineering, and machine learning. His knowledge and skills have enabled him to successfully transform raw data into actionable insights and push the boundaries of the healthcare industry... More info

Faculty Member Kaushal Patel

Kaushal Patel

Front-End Developer Consultant, NASA

Kaushal Patel’s work focuses on designing and developing responsive web applications using the latest front-end technologies, including Angular and React, for a broad range of clients. He is currently working with NASA, contributing his expertise to a variety of projects. His extensive experience includes leveraging AWS and Azure services to build highly scalable web applications that offer... More info



The Professional Certificate in Data Engineering with Microsoft Azure, offered by Emeritus and integrated with Microsoft Learn, is a path to new career opportunities and advancement in the field. Participants who successfully complete the program will earn a verified digital certificate of completion from Emeritus, validating your proficiency in the Microsoft Azure suite of data engineering services. This program is graded as a pass or fail. Participants must achieve 80 percent to pass and obtain a certificate of completion.

After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you at no additional cost in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of Emeritus.

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  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    After reviewing the information on the program landing page, we recommend you submit the short form above to gain access to the program brochure, which includes more in-depth information. If you still have questions on whether this program is a good fit for you, please email, and a dedicated program advisor will follow up with you very shortly.

    Are there any prerequisites for this program?

    Some programs do have prerequisites, particularly the more technical ones. This information will be noted on the program landing page, as well as in the program brochure. If you are uncertain about program prerequisites and your capabilities, please email us at for assistance.

    What are the requirements to earn a data engineering certificate?

    This is a graded program. You will be required to complete a combination of individual assignments, quizzes, and a final project. Each component carries a certain number of points and a cumulative score of 75% is required to pass and obtain your professional certificate.

    Will I be guaranteed a job upon completion of the program?

    The primary objective of this program is to give you the data engineering training you need to be prepared for a job in this field. While eligible participants will receive career coaching and support and may receive introductions to our hiring partners, job placement is not guaranteed.

    Will the program prepare me to sit for Microsoft certification exams DP-203, AZ-900, AZ-104, and DP-900?

    While the program offers deep dives into exam fundamentals and preparation strategies to enhance your readiness for Azure certification exams DP-203, AZ-900, AZ-104, and DP-900, additional preparation and on-the-job experience may be required to clear the examinations.

  • How much time will I be expected to devote to this program?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page.

    How will I spend my time in this program?

    You will divide your learning time between viewing recorded coding demos, and video lectures, contributing to class discussions, completing assignments, projects, and knowledge checks, and attending optional live sessions with industry experts and program leaders.

    How is the program administered? Can the program be accessed anytime?

    The program is accessed through the custom learning portal. This portal will give you access to all program-related content such as video lectures, assignments, and discussions. Live office hours will be conducted using a webinar tool.

    The video lectures and assignments are accessible weekly throughout the program. In the event you miss a live session, a recording will be made available.

    Do I need to attend live sessions every week?

    Faculty video lectures are recorded, allowing you to watch these on your own schedule. However, participation in optional live sessions and discussion boards is highly encouraged. Live sessions will give you the opportunity to draw on the coding experience of our industry-experienced course leaders to answer your questions and help reach your learning goals. The discussion boards are also an integral part of the learning experience, giving you and your peers the opportunity to learn together, along with guidance from the moderators.

    Can I download the program videos?

    You can download video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. However, the video lectures are only available for streaming and require an internet connection.

    How do I interact with other program participants?

    You can communicate with other participants through our learning platform. You will be able to form groups based on your interests and location. A direct messaging feature is also available through the platform.

    What is it like to learn online with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?

    More than 300,000 learners across 200 countries have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded.

    All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner the cost of which is already included in the overall course fee of the course.

    A dedicated program support team is available 24/5 (Monday to Friday) to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.

  • What are the requirements to earn the certificate?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week, so you can gauge what will be required before you enroll. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page. All programs are designed to fit into your working life.

    This program is scored as a pass or no-pass; participants must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programs include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the program brochure. Please contact us at if you need further clarification on any specific program requirements.

    What type of certificate will I receive?

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a smart digital certificate. The smart digital certificate can be shared with friends, family, schools, or potential employers. You can use it on your cover letter, resume, and/or display it on your LinkedIn profile.
    The digital certificate will be sent approximately two weeks after the program, once grading is complete.

    Can I get a hard copy of the certificate?

    No, only verified digital certificates will be issued upon successful completion. This allows you to share your credentials on social platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

    Do I receive alumni status after completing this program?

    No, there is no alumni status granted for this program. In some cases, there are credits that count toward a higher level of certification. This information will be clearly noted in the program brochure.

    How long will I have access to the learning materials?

    You will have access to the learning platform and all program materials (videos excluded) for one full year following the program end date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.

  • What equipment is needed or what are the technical requirements for this program?

    To successfully complete this program online, you must have access to a device meeting the minimum requirements, found here. In addition, Microsoft Office or similar product and a PDF viewer are required to access documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files, and transcripts in all programs. Technical programs might have additional tech requirements. Please check the learning platform on the first day of class.

    Do I need to be online to access the program content?

    Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet and video content is not available for download. You can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. Video lectures must be streamed via the internet and webinars and small group sessions will require an internet connection.

  • What is the program fee for the program and what forms of payment do you accept?

    • The program fee is shown at the top of this page and payment is accepted only in US dollars.
    • Flexible payment options, group enrollment benefits and referral bonus are available.
    • Tuition assistance may be available for participants who qualify. Please contact your program advisor to discuss.

    What if I don’t have a credit card – is there another mode of payment accepted?

    Yes, you can do the bank remittance in USD via wire transfer. Please contact your program advisor for more details.

    Is there an option to make flexible payments for this program?

    Yes. Flexible payment options are available for this program. We partner with loan partners to offer you flexible and transparent loan options. More information about loan financing is available here. Installment payments are also available—you can find the options here.

    Does the program fee include taxes? Are there any additional fees?

    Yes, the program fee is inclusive of any taxes with the exception of GST for Singapore residents.

    Who will be collecting the payment for the program?

    Emeritus collects all program payments, provides learner enrollment and program support, and manages learning platform services.

  • What is the program refund and deferral policy?

    For the program refund and deferral policy, please click the link here.

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