James Herring is a Senior Content Developer who owns the content for Azure Data Engineer certification (DP-203) and the Data Engineer Learn paths. He has been with Microsoft for over a decade having started in Incubation (now the Global Blackbelt Organization) bringing new products to the market, such as Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW), Analytics Platform System (APS), Azure SQL Data Warehouse, HDInsight, and Azure Databricks. James also served as a Senior Data Scientist in the Financial Services and Insurance line of businesses supporting the US East Coast, Canada, and the US Federal Government regions. Prior to joining Microsoft James was a Group Manager at Avanade leading Accenture programs around Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence. James is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Southern New Hampshire University for the Graduate Data Analytics program.