Since you can start to book the exam as of tomorrow and I want to make sure everybody is prepared for the exam before they book it. So that you book the exam in a realistic timeframe to allow yourself a chance to pass comfortable.
Microsoft Learn material for the DP-600 beta exam
First thing to ask yourself is have gone through enough Microsoft Learn material for this exam?
For example, did you go through all the recommended material towards the bottom of the page when studying for the exam or did you skip parts of it because it said you had completed it before?
If so, it might be worth going through that material if you last went through it a while ago. Just to refresh your memory before you take the exam.
Compare Microsoft Learn material and the DP-600 guide
Have you compared all the recommended Microsoft Learn material with what is in the DP-600 study guide? To check you have enough knowledge about any items which are barely mentioned or not mentioned at all.
For example, Power BI Projects is mentioned in the study guide but is not covered in the Microsoft Learn material. Which is a topic I have covered in previous posts. Like the one I did about the CI performance tests.
Because even though the “Plan, implement, and manage a solution for data analytics” section only accounts for 10-15% of the exam you still need to know about aspects relating to the analytics development lifecycle.
Make sure you aware of all the recent name changes that have occurred in Microsoft Fabric. Like the fact that datasets have been renamed to semantic models.
Plus, the option to perform maintenance of tables in a Lakehouse has been renamed from Optimize to Maintenance. As you can see below.
I would recommend knowing both the old and the new name for any changes before taking the exam.
Recommended resources for the DP-600 exam
In addition to the Microsoft Learn material for the DP-600 exam I do recommend some other resources. To help you get up to speed with things quickly.
Microsoft launched a Microsoft Fabric Launch Digital event at the same time as the public preview announcement at Microsoft Build last year.
I highly recommend watching the videos that were a part of this. Since they highlight some areas that are covered by the exam and helps give you a better understanding of the basics.. For example, Power BI projects.
Plus, to align with the DP-600 exam being available Microsoft released a Fabric Career Hub. To help with your personal development as far as Microsoft Fabric is concerned.
It now includes practice tests for the DP-600 exam. So it is definitely worth looking at.
Final words about this checklist for the beta version of the DP-600 beta exam for Microsoft Fabric
Good luck to those of you intending to take the beta version.
Of course, if you have any comments or queries about this post feel free to reach out to me.