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The Data Analyst Associate Credential Is Getting A New Name.

Updated: Jun 23, 2023

We have exciting news to share with Power BI and business users about the certification portfolio. Microsoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate will be renamed Microsoft Certified: Power BI Data Analyst Associate on February 28, 2022. This new name reflects the current perspective on the data analyst job description and the abilities that are currently necessary. In addition, it shows the path that Microsoft take as they plan to introduce new skills in the future.

On the same day, Microsoft will release the new Exam PL-300: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst, which will be required to earn the Power BI Data Analyst Associate certification. This exam focuses on preparing, modeling, visualizing, and analyzing data to maximize value for an organization.

DA-100: Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI exam, which will be retired on March 31, 2022, will be replaced by this new exam. The knowledge domains covered by these tests are the same.

What does this mean?

  • On February 28, 2022, if you already have the Data Analyst Associate certification, you will see the new name in your Certification Dashboard.

  • No problems if you've been studying for Exam DA-100. You have till March 31, 2022 to take advantage of it.

  • If you've just begun studying for Exam DA-100, evaluate the skills criteria for the new Exam PL-300 and shift your focus to the new exam, as the two exams are quite similar. Learners can get their Power BI Data Analyst Associate certification by passing either test between February 28 and March 31, 2022.

If you intend to take the exam, you might want to start by learning more about the data analyst certification process. The Microsoft certification and exam pages also have useful tools for data analysts. If you prefer learning from an instructor, take in-depth courses from us, such as Analyzing Data with Power BI.

**Finally the PL-300T00: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst is here. updated on 12/2/2022**

Do check out our Microsoft Power BI training certification course here.

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The data analyst's role

You should obtain this certification if you're a data analyst or business user who utilizes Power BI to assist your company in maximizing the value of its data assets. Designing and creating scalable data models, cleaning and transforming data, and providing advanced analytic capabilities that give actual business value through easy-to-understand data visualizations are all part of this role's responsibilities. You're a subject matter expert who works with important stakeholders from many industries to give relevant insights depending on company needs. Also, whether on-premises or in the cloud, you should have a basic understanding of data repositories and data processing.

Stay tuned for the course outline, and if this doesn't satisfy you, you may look at our Microsoft Custom-Developed Course (CDC). These are courses that our Master Trainer developed throughout his years of experience in training the official Microsoft courseware. He had compiled all questions and feedback commonly asked in all of his different pieces of training and crafted this 100% hands-on style workshop series. This ensures all attendees share the same real-world experiences that our Master Trainer evangelized all these years. Most of our clients thoroughly enjoyed this variety of training and had broadly endorsed them. Our CDC courses are conducted in a workshop format, which is training based entirely on instructor-led hands-on driven classes. Our trainers thoroughly guide and perform hands-on lab exercises with the attendees to give them the maximum learning experience possible.

The Power BI for CDC series is An Analytical Journey with Microsoft Power BI.


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