10 weeks

Microsoft Certified Data Engineer

  • 10 weeks, with live online training days and weekly check-ins
  • Plus extensive career skills track.
  • With Microsoft AZ-900 and DP-203 exam vouchers

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Become a Microsoft Certified Data Engineer!

Do you aspire to play a role at the heart of data transformation, harnessing the power of Microsoft Azure to orchestrate, analyze, and present data? Begin your journey with our 10-week training and transform yourself into a Microsoft Certified Data Engineer.

Immerse yourself in the essence of cloud solutions and data architecture. Dive deep into the core of Microsoft Azure, from designing storage solutions to developing advanced data processing mechanisms. And that’s just the start! Enhance your knowledge with Python, unravel the mysteries of SQL, and become proficient in the fundamentals of GitHub.

Beyond the technical skills, our unique Career Skills Track offers a comprehensive dive into your professional development. Hone your soft skills, craft a strong personal brand, bolster your consultancy skills, and optimize your application process. Whether you aim to climb the career ladder, strengthen your existing skills, or prepare for a data-driven future: the Microsoft Certified Data Engineer Track equips you with the tools and knowledge you need.

And the cherry on top? Vouchers for the official Microsoft AZ-900 and DP-203 exams are included, along with the opportunity to crown yourself with the official Techionista Data Engineer Certificate.

Are you ready for the next step in data engineering? Sign up now and chart your course to a future as an expert in the field.

Techionista says goodbye

After an 8-year journey filled with an incredible number of Techionista courses, job fairs, events, and media appearances. After educating more than 1000 Techionista talents, hundreds of whom are now successfully working in the world of Data & AI, we have decided to draw it to a close.

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The benefits of the Microsoft Certified Data Engineer track

  • Live Guidance: Receive live instruction from our trainers and get support through weekly check-in moments, the live chat, and Block kick-offs.
  • Secure your Exam: Get exam vouchers for the official Microsoft DP-203 and AZ-900 exams. If you don’t pass on your first try, we also offer a retake opportunity. This represents a value of €528. een waarde van € 528.
  • Premium Learning at Your Fingertips: Enjoy 6 months of access to a premium DataCamp account (valued at €140). Dive deeper into Python, SQL, and other essential programming languages.
  • Hone Your Soft Skills: Complete the journey with our unique Career Skills Training Track for T-shaped professionals.
  • Prepare Like a Pro: Use our preparatory practice exams for each Microsoft exam and ensure you’re ready for the real deal.
  • Start & Finish in Style: Join our kick-off and closing sessions and gain more insight into your next career and study milestones.
  • Your Exam Blueprint: Access detailed guides packed with useful tips in preparation for your exams.
  • Celebrate Your Milestones: Upon completion, you’ll receive the prestigious Techionista ‘Data Engineer’ certificate. And when you pass the Microsoft exams, you can also add the AZ-900 and DP-203 certificates to your portfolio.

What you will learn

Do you want to master the world of cloud solutions and Microsoft Azure? If so, this training is for you! Our ‘Microsoft Certified Data Engineer’ training is an intensive program in which you’ll learn both the fundamentals and advanced aspects of data engineering in the Azure cloud.

In the first part, you’ll delve into cloud concepts, Azure architectural components, and Azure services such as compute, networking, and storage. Furthermore, you’ll gain insights into the security, management, and governance of Azure.

The second part of the training focuses on assisting stakeholders in understanding data through exploration. You’ll master the integration, transformation, and consolidation of data from various systems. In this process, you’ll utilize various Azure data services and frameworks to produce cleansed and enhanced datasets for analysis. Additionally, you’ll learn how to design, implement, monitor, and optimize data platforms to meet data pipeline requirements.

But that’s not all. We recognize that ‘soft skills’ are as crucial as technical knowledge. That’s why you’ll also participate in a career skills track. This includes 30 hours of live training and on-demand content on subjects such as communication, consultancy, resume building, LinkedIn optimization, and interview skills. Techionista Academy places a high emphasis on educating T-shaped profiles and has thus incorporated career skills into its technical training programs. These skills aim to enable participants to integrate seamlessly into any organization or project they join.

Doesn’t that sound like the ideal next step in your career?

Here’s an overview of the modules you’ll cover:

AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: 

  • Cloud Concepts: Discover what cloud computing is, understand how different cloud models operate, and learn about the security and pricing considerations involved.
  • Azure Architecture: Understand how Azure organizes resources. Create and manage your own resources within subscriptions and management groups.
  • Azure Services: Familiarize yourself with a range of Azure services, including compute and networking services, storage services, and services for identity, access, and security management.
  • Azure Management Principles: Learn about data management in the cloud, explore the best tools and practices for deploying your resources.

DP-203: Data Engineering in Microsoft Azure

  • Develop Data Storage Solutions: Design and implement various types of solutions to meet data retention and performance requirements.
  • Manage and Develop Data Processing: Use Azure Databricks to build solutions for big data processing, stream data processing, and data pipelines.
  • Analyze Real-Time Data: Learn how to use Azure Stream Analytics to analyze, process, and visualize streaming data.
  • Monitor and Optimize Data Solutions: Monitor data storage and processing to identify issues, optimize the performance of data solutions, and improve data quality.
  • Implement Security and Data Privacy: Learn how to protect sensitive data, ensure regulatory compliance, and minimize the risk of data breaches.
  • Implement Azure Services for Data Solutions: Use various Azure services such as Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Lake Storage, and Azure Stream Analytics to develop and implement data solutions.

Career Skills Track

  • Career Skills Foundations: Delve into understanding your personality, enhancing your ability to communicate, and fostering collaboration in the workplace. Throughout this journey, you’ll uncover the importance of effective learning strategies, the transformative power of adopting a growth mindset, and the significance of improving collaboration and communication through the DISC framework.
  • Personal Branding: Discover how to best represent yourself, whether on your resume, LinkedIn, or during a networking opportunity. Learn how to make an impact with your elevator pitch, elevate your resume to the next level, and optimize your LinkedIn profile.
  • Consultancy Skills: Enhance your advising abilities with our three-part consultancy training. Dive into effective communication, relationship building, conflict resolution, and time management.
  • Job Preparation: Set yourself on the path to your dream job by learning how to tackle challenging interview questions and negotiate your salary and benefits. Additionally, gain confidence in presenting yourself to potential employers and master the art of negotiating to achieve the salary you truly deserve.

Additional Modules

  • GitHub: Learn the fundamentals of GitHub, a popular web-based platform that allows you to store, manage, and share your code with others. But perhaps the most valuable aspect of GitHub is the ability to showcase your work. By hosting your projects on GitHub, you can demonstrate your coding skills and share your portfolio with hiring managers.
  • Python: Learn how to use Python to extract and transform data, create visualizations, and understand its context within big data. Gain hands-on experience with libraries such as Pandas, Matplotlib, and Seaborn.
  • SQL: Learn to interact with data and databases to extract the information you need for analysis. Learn to manipulate, clean, organize, and combine datasets to lay the foundation for your analysis.

You are the perfect match when you are…

Are you eager to learn? Do you have an affinity with the world of Data & AI? Are you result-oriented? Analytically strong? Then this track might be for you.


It’s important that you have some analytical aptitude (for example, a knack for mathematics). Experience with tools like Excel or programming languages is definitely a plus.

Academic level

We estimate that you need to have an academic (thinking) level for this training. You do not have to prove this to us with a University diploma; it is also possible that you reached this level through your work experience.


You have a growth mindset: you don’t see problems but challenges. You are assertive, communicative and eager to learn. You can handle setbacks and are flexible.


You’re never too old to learn. With us, everyone is welcome, regardless of age.


This training takes place in Dutch or English. The study material is always in English. A good command of the English language is therefore also important.

Laptop or computer

We recommend you have Office 365 or 2021 installed, but any version after 2010 should work. We also recommend having a second screen so you can efficiently attend live training sessions while doing lab work on a second screen.

This is how you will learn

Online Environment

You will go through the Data & AI modules independently through an online learning environment. You will also receive comprehensive guides with additional resources and other customized learning materials.

Support and guidance

You’ll get live, online career skills training, and meet your fellow students and the Techionista Team during weekly open coffees. Of course, we’ll provide you with a handy schedule to help you plan.


You’re not just working independently and online. You’ll also meet three times at a fun location for inspiration, to meet role models, and to take on a challenging Data & AI challenge.

The trainers


Hard skills Trainer

  • Microsoft Certified
  • AI expert

Sanne van Egmond

Career skills trainer

  • DISC

Ready? Register now

We offer multiple tracks per year; more dates will be added soon. This training will take place with at least 6 participants.

  • With vouchers for the AZ-900 and DP-203 exams
  • 100% Online training
  • Plus extensive career skills track
Training daysPrice
24 June – 20 Sep 2024€ 8,000 ex VAT
Prices listed are ex VAT. The inclusive VAT price is € 9,680.
Training daysPrice
24 June – 20 Sep 2024€ 8,000 ex VAT
Prices listed are ex VAT. The inclusive VAT price is € 9,680.