Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals (AZ900)

This one-day Microsoft certified course will provide foundational level knowledge on cloud concepts; core Azure services; and Azure management and governance features and tools.

This course is suitable for IT personnel who are just beginning to work with Azure. This audience wants to learn about our offerings and get hands-on experience with the product. This course primarily uses the Azure portal and command line interface to create resources and does not require scripting skills. Students in this course will gain confidence to take other role-based courses and certifications, such as Azure Administrator. This course combines lecture and demonstrations.


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July 8 2024
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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900T00)

Module 1: Describe cloud computing

  • What is cloud computing
  • Describe the shared responsibility model
  • Define cloud models
  • Describe the consumption-based model

Module 2: Describe the benefits of using cloud services

  • Describe the benefits of high availability and scalability in the cloud
  • Describe the benefits of reliability and predictability in the cloud
  • Describe the benefits of security and governance in the cloud
  • Describe the benefits of manageability in the cloud

Module 3: Describe cloud service types

  • Describe Infrastructure as a Service
  • Describe Platform as a Service
  • Describe Software as a Service

Module 4: Describe the core architectural components of Azure

  • What is Microsoft Azure
  • Get started with Azure accounts
  • Describe Azure physical infrastructure
  • Describe Azure management infrastructure

Module 5: Describe Azure compute and networking services

  • Describe Azure Virtual Machines
  • Describe Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Describe Azure Containers
  • Describe Azure Functions
  • Describe application hosting options
  • Describe Azure Virtual Networking
  • Describe Azure Virtual Private Networks
  • Describe Azure ExpressRoute
  • Describe Azure DNS

Module 6: Describe Azure storage services

  • Describe Azure storage accounts
  • Describe Azure storage redundancy
  • Describe Azure storage services
  • Identify Azure data migration options
  • Identify Azure file movement options

Module 7: Describe Azure identity, access, and security

  • Describe Azure directory services
  • Describe Azure authentication methods
  • Describe Azure external identities
  • Describe Azure conditional access
  • Describe Azure role-based access control
  • Describe zero trust model
  • Describe defense-in-depth
  • Describe Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Module 8: Describe cost management in Azure

  • Describe factors that can affect costs in Azure
  • Compare the Pricing and Total Cost of Ownership calculators
  • Describe the Azure Cost Management tool
  • Describe the purpose of tags

Module 9: Describe features and tools in Azure for governance and compliance

  • Describe the purpose of Azure Blueprints
  • Describe the purpose of Azure Policy
  • Describe the purpose of resource locks
  • Describe the purpose of the Service Trust portal

Module 10: Describe features and tools for managing and deploying Azure resources

  • Describe tools for interacting with Azure
  • Describe the purpose of Azure Arc
  • Describe Azure Resource Manager and Azure ARM templates

Module 11: Describe monitoring tools in Azure

  • Describe the purpose of Azure Advisor
  • Describe Azure Service Health
  • Describe Azure Monitor
  • Up-to-date course materials with Microsoft Learn
  • Microsoft Course Achievement Badge

There are no prerequisites for taking this course. Familiarity with cloud computing is helpful, but isn't necessary.

Credentials information: 

Exam Characteristics   

  • Exam code: AZ-900  
  • Exam Title: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals   
  • Exam Duration: 60 minutes    
  • Number of Questions: Approximately 40  
  • Questions Format: Multiple-choice, multiple-answer, scenario-based   
  • Passing Score: 700 out of 1000   
  • Cost: $99 USD   

Exam Topics   

  • Describe cloud concepts 
  • Describe Azure architecture and services 
  • Describe Azure management and governance 
  • All details...    

Understanding Cloud Concepts 

The course initiates with elucidating fundamental cloud concepts, ensuring participants comprehend the basics of cloud computing, such as scalability, elasticity, and shared responsibility models. 

Azure Services Overview 

Participants delve into the extensive array of Azure services. From computing and networking to storage and databases, the course provides a panoramic view of the services available on the Azure platform. 

Azure Pricing and Support 

An integral aspect of any cloud platform is its pricing model. The course navigates through Azure's pricing structure, discussing different subscription models, and introducing participants to Azure support options. 

Azure Identity and Governance 

Security is paramount in the cloud. The course delves into Azure's identity and access management features, emphasizing the importance of governance in maintaining a secure and compliant cloud environment. 

Azure Compliance and Trust Center 

Compliance is a critical concern for organizations. The course sheds light on Azure's compliance standards and introduces participants to the Azure Trust Center, where they can explore Azure's adherence to industry regulations. 

Benefits of AZ-900 Certification 

Entry into Azure World 

AZ-900 serves as a passport into the Azure ecosystem. It provides a common language and understanding of Azure services, facilitating collaboration within teams with varied technical expertise. 

Foundation for Advanced Certifications 

For those aspiring to pursue advanced Azure certifications, AZ-900 lays a solid groundwork. It ensures a comprehensive comprehension of fundamental concepts that prove invaluable in more specialized Azure exams. 

Career Advancement 

AZ-900 certification enhances professional credibility. It demonstrates a foundational understanding of cloud concepts and Azure services, potentially opening doors to roles involving cloud technologies. 

Conclusion: Empowering the Cloud Journey 

In conclusion, the Microsoft AZ-900 course serves as a guiding light for individuals embarking on their cloud journey. Its emphasis on fundamental concepts, coupled with practical application, makes it an ideal starting point for anyone seeking to navigate the Azure landscape. Whether for career advancement or skill enrichment, AZ-900 lays the groundwork for a deeper exploration of cloud technologies within the Microsoft Azure ecosystem. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about AZ-900  

Is the AZ-900 exam difficult? 

The difficulty of the AZ-900 exam depends on your familiarity with cloud concepts and Microsoft Azure services. It is designed as an entry-level exam, making it suitable for beginners in cloud computing. Adequate preparation and understanding of fundamental concepts can contribute to success. 

Can I take AZ-900 for free? 

Microsoft occasionally offers free certification exams as part of specific promotions or events. It's advisable to check Microsoft's official website or promotional announcements for any ongoing offers related to AZ-900. Generally, exam fees apply, but opportunities for free exams may arise. 

Does AZ-900 expire? 

Microsoft Fundamentals certifications, including AZ-900, do not expire. However, technology and industry standards are evolving. It's essential to stay informed about updates and changes to Azure services. Microsoft may introduce new versions of certifications, but existing certifications remain valid. 

Can I take the AZ-900 exam at home? 

Microsoft offers online proctoring for many of its certification exams, including AZ-900. This means you can take the exam from the comfort of your home or a location of your choice. Ensure you meet the technical and environmental requirements for online proctoring before scheduling the exam. 

How long should I study for AZ-900? 

The recommended study time for AZ-900 varies based on your prior knowledge and experience with cloud concepts. Generally, dedicating several weeks to study, covering the official Microsoft learning resources, practice exams, and hands-on labs, is advisable. Tailor your study plan to your existing familiarity with Azure services and cloud fundamentals. 

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