cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
Super User I
Super User I

Passed DA-100 Exam !

Hello Community,

 

I'd like to share that I've passed the new DA-100 Power BI Certification exam. I'm glad to be part of this wonderful Power BI community, where there is always a vast knowledge share happening.

 

All the very best for all those who are planning to take DA-100 exam.





Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

Proud to be a Super User!




8 REPLIES 8
Super User IV
Super User IV

@PattemManohar - Congrats!

 

Any insights/lessons learned to share? Harder/easier than expected? Something you wished you would have prepared for better going in?


---------------------------------------

@ me in replies or I'll lose your thread!!!

I have a NEW book! 
DAX Cookbook from Packt
Over 120 DAX Recipes!




Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

Proud to be a Super User!




Thanks @Greg_Deckler !




Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

Proud to be a Super User!




Super User IV
Super User IV

Congrats @PattemManohar 



Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution! Appreciate your Kudos!!
Dashboard of My Blogs !! YouTube Channel !! Connect on Linkedin

Proud to be a Super User!

Super User I
Super User I

Congratulations! can you share some content you have used to be prepared? myabe videos, blogs, etc.

I have been thinking about taking the exam but i don't think the videos for preparation are enough. I was hoping to get a handbook or something like that.

 

Regards



If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Happy to help!

LaDataWeb Blog


Community Support
Community Support

Hi @PattemManohar ,

 

Congratulations!

It would be better if you have more experience to share with community.

 

Best regards,

 

Community Support Team _ zhenbw

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Thanks @amitchandak  @ibarrau  @v-zhenbw-msft 

 

My Preparation:

I thoroughly checked the list of topics that are available in the DA-100 skills outline document and marked the items that I need to pay more attention towards (as I might not be using everything in the Power BI at my day to day work). Doing so will bring down the huge list of topics to few. Then, I read the Microsoft offical documentation of Power BI for those topics - I really need to stress that, reading the documentation really helped me a lot, it's not just for certification exam but I came across so many hidden unknown things that I never thought of. The documentation was well designed and in easy to understand format, lucky to have that. 

Also, if I need to know bit more with additional examples for any topic then I read blogs/videos. Then, I've covered other generic items from the list like DAX Functions, Power Query (M-Language) and Power BI Service related stuff etc..

 

About Exam:

There will be case studies where you will be given a scenario and requirements, questions will be based on those.

Please be aware - Once you finish the case study then you can't go back to that section again.

I got 2 case studies in the exam one at the very beginning and other at very end.

The DAX related questions are like fill in the blanks, there will be a structure given to the DAX formula you need to select the appropriate function in the blanks provided. Same for Power Query (M-code) related questions as well.
For Modelling related questions, all the tables/exhibits are provided and questions will be based on that.

 

On overall, I feel the exam is not really tough to clear if you are using Power BI regularly (as a developer rather than a user). The questions are mostly straight forward but read the questions with patience (questions will be lengthy if it is a case study). There will be plenty of time, so you no need rush yourself.

 

All the Very Best ! Happy Learning !





Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

Proud to be a Super User!




Helper II
Helper II

Congratulation, Does passing the exam provides you a certification - Microsoft Certified - Data Analyst Associate?

https://docs.microsoft.com/learn/certifications/data-analyst-associate

 

Regular Visitor

Hi Manohar,

Congrats on clearing the exam.

I wanted to ask you if someone with a non-IT background can attempt this Certification to transition into a profession of a data analyst? I do not have an IT background but want to switch to a career in data analysis requiring POWER BI.  Also, I would like to say that I currently do not have a job that requires this skillset so do not have any exposure to acquiring experience with POWER BI.

Do you think it is a good move?

Thanks,

Bhamini

Helpful resources

Announcements
November Update

Check it Out!

Click here to read more about the November 2020 Updates!

Community Conference

Power Platform Community Conference

Check out the on demand sessions that are available now!

secondImage

Power Platform October Community Highlights

Check out the top community contributors across all of the communities

secondImage

Create an end-to-end data and analytics solution

Learn how Power BI works with the latest Azure data and analytics innovations at the digital event with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors