75.00 Hours Required

Gain practical knowledge of relational databases and data engineering using Microsoft Azure.

Learn concepts and techniques for administering SQL Server databases, working with hybrid database systems and Azure databases. You will also learn how to integrate, transform, and consolidate data from various structured and unstructured data systems into a structure that is suitable for building analytics solutions with tools like Apache Spark, Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Databricks, and Azure Data Factory.

By completion of this program, successful learners will be able to:

  • Implement and manage the operational aspects of cloud-native and hybrid data platform solutions built on SQL Server and SQL database services
  • Build and maintain secure and compliant data processing pipelines using various Azure data services

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Microsoft Certification

This program covers the objectives for the following Microsoft Certification Examinations:

This program is perfect if you...

  • Are a data or business analytics professional who wishes to learn about data engineering on Azure
  • Are a database administrator who wants to learn cloud-native and hybrid data platform solutions on Azure
  • Are a data architect or application developer who wishes to learn how to build analytical solutions using data platform technologies on Azure
  • Are a recent graduate in computer science or related field who wishes to gain industry-relevant knowledge and skills in data engineering using Azure

Digital Badge

What will I get?

Students who complete this program will receive a Digital Badge.

Program details


Courses in this program are delivered online. Courses are scheduled at convenient times, allowing you to complete the program at a pace that fits your life.

You should plan on studying and working approximately 8 hours per week per course.

Online learning fits into busy schedules by taking the learning experience out of the traditional classroom. Students have online access to instructors, fellow learners, and learning materials.

Before taking your first online course, we recommended taking our free course: Digital Skills for Learning Online

2 Courses, 75 Hours

All Continuing Education programs are developed with part-time learners in mind. Relational Database and Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure is a 75-hour program.

The length of time it takes to complete this program varies by student. If you take one course per term, you will likely complete the program in 6 months. You will complete the program faster if you take multiple courses per term.

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The approximate cost to complete Relational Database and Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure is $2,378.

You do not require a degree or diploma to apply for admission to this program.

To apply, you must meet the following requirements:

Students will be automatically admitted when they register for DAT 340 Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure with Project.

Prior learning from other post-secondary institutions

Advanced standing may be granted for equivalent, graded courses completed at other post-secondary institutions. Credit may be granted up to a maximum of 30 hours towards this program.

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Transferring credit from other Continuing Education programs

If you have completed requirements for another University of Calgary Continuing Education program, you may be able to transfer some credits to this program. For details, please review the "Credit towards other programs" information in the programs you have completed. To transfer credits, please contact a student advisor.

Maximum advanced standing and transferred credit

The combined total of advanced standing and transferred credits cannot exceed 30 hours for this program.

Become Microsoft Certified

This program covers the objectives for the following Microsoft Certification Examinations:

Each year, scholarships and awards are given to deserving students not only for their academic achievement, but also for community involvement. Award sponsors include both corporate and private donors.

To apply, you must meet eligibility criteria and submission deadlines. Students in this program may be eligible for the following awards:

It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

See Graduation for details.

This program does not qualify students to apply for an international study permit.

International students who wish to live and work in Canada should consider our International Professional Programs.

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