Getting Started with Cosmos DB NoSQL Development (DP-3015)

Course 8706

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Language: English
  • Level: Intermediate

This course introduces Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL to developers who will focus on working with Microsoft Azure to design, implement, and monitor cloud-native applications that store and manage data. In this role, developers implement solutions that load data into an Azure Cosmos DB FOR NOSQL account, and then use the corresponding .NET SDK to perform both major and minor operations and transactions.

DP-3015 Course Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

  • Upskill your whole team by bringing Private Team Training to your facility.

DP-3015 Course Information

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Evaluate Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL suitability for your application
  • Describe features of Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL for modern applications
  • Create a new Azure Cosmos DB account
  • Create database, container, and item resources
  • Compare service and throughput offerings
  • Connect to Azure Cosmos DB using SDK and .NET
  • Perform CRUD operations using the SDK
  • Execute a NoSQL query
  • Apply data model and partitioning strategies for efficiency and scalability


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure and ability to navigate the Azure portal (AZ-900 equivalent)
  • Experience writing in an Azure-supported language at the intermediate level. (C#, JavaScript, Python, or Java)
  • Ability to write code to connect and perform operations on a SQL or NoSQL database product. (SQL Server, Oracle, MongoDB, Cassandra or similar)

DP-3015 Course Outline

  • Module 1: Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL
  • Module 2: Try Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL

Lab 1: Create an Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL account

  • Module 1: Plan and implement Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL
  • Module 2: Configure Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL database and containers

Lab 1: Configure throughput for Azure Cosmos DB SQL API with the Azure portal

  • Module 1: Use the Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL SDK
  • Module 2: Configure the Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL SDK

Lab 1: Connect to Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL with the SDK

Lab 2: Configure the Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL SDK for offline development

  • Module 1: Implement Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL point operations

Lab 1: Create and update documents with the Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL SDK

Module 1: Query the Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL

Module 2: Author complex queries with the Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL

Lab 1: Execute a query with the Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL SDK

Lab 2: Paginate cross-product query results with the Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL SDK

  • Module 1: Implement a non-relational data model
  • Module 2: Design a data partitioning strategy

Lab 1: Measure performance for customer entities

Lab 2: Advanced modeling patterns

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