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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Introduction to NoSQL Data Solutions Certificate in collaboration with MicrosoftX. Learn the fundamentals of NoSQL and explore several non-relational data storage options in Microsoft Azure.


The Introduction to NoSQL Data Solutions Certificate is part of the Microsoft Professional Program in Big Data Professioanl Certificate from EdX in partnership with MicrosoftX.

As a data pro, you know that some scenarios—particularly those involving real-time analytics, site personalization, IoT, and mobile apps—are better addressed with NoSQL storage than they are with relational databases. Azure Cosmos DB has several NoSQL (or “Not Only SQL”) non-relational data storage options to choose from. Azure Cosmos DB is the distributed multi-model database from Microsoft that transparently replicates your data wherever your users are.  It has broad, global-scale features and capabilities. If you have a data model that is constantly evolving and you want to move fast, that’s what these storage options are about. 

In this practical course, complete with labs, assessments, and a final exam, join the experts to learn NoSQL basics, and how NoSQL has evolved over time. Explore Azure Cosmos DB, and see how to use its storage options in your applications. You’ll take a look the Tables API, DocumentDB API, MongoDB API, and more. Learn about the “three Vs”—variety (schemas or scenarios that evolve quickly), volume (scale in terms of data storage), and velocity (throughput needs to support a large user base). Take this opportunity to explore the NoSQL options in Azure.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 21 days
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      3 weeks

      2 to 3 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn:
  • NoSQL fundamentals
  • Overview of NoSQL options in Azure Cosmos DB
  • Fundamental techniques for using the DocumentDB API, Tables API, and MongoDB API
  • Other techniques for accessing and improving performance of your NoSQL storage

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements


  • Relational Database Fundamentals 
  • T-SQL Querying
  • Basic understanding of HTTP APIs and Requests

Tuition Fee

  • International

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • National

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
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