AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Live Classroom
Duration: 1 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 1 days
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This course helps participants prepare for the AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals examination, and earn the Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals certification. The course covers all the essential skills the participants need for clearing the exam, such as, cloud concepts, Azure services, security, privacy, compliance and trust, Azure pricing and support.


What You'll Learn

  • Understand Azure terminology
  • Differentiate between public, private and hybrid cloud
  • Understand IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
  • Understand regions and availability zones
  • Understand how and when to use different Azure tools
  • Differentiate between authentication and authorization
  • Understand Azure policies and initiatives
  • Discover about SLAs
  • Find out about public and private preview features


  • Understand terms such as High Availability, Scalability, Elasticity, Agility, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster Recovery
  • Understand the principles of economies of scale
  • Understand the differences between Capital Expenditure (CapEx) and Operational Expenditure (OpEx)
  • Understand the consumption-based model
    • Describe Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
    • Describe Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
    • Describe Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
    • Compare and contrast the three different service types

    • Describe Public cloud
    • Describe Private cloud
    • Describe Hybrid cloud
    • Compare and contrast the three different cloud models

    • Describe Regions
    • Describe Availability Zones
    • Describe Resource Groups
    • Describe Azure Resource manager
    • Describe the benefits and usage of core Azure architectural components

    • Describe products available for Compute such as Virtual Machines, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, App Service and Functions
    • Describe products available for Networking such as Virtual Network, Load Balancer, VPN Gateway, Application Gateway and Content Delivery Network
    • Describe products available for Storage such as Blob Storage, Disk Storage, File Storage, and Archive Storage
    • Describe products available for Databases such as CosmosDB, Azure SQL Database, Azure Database Migration service, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse
    • Describe the Azure Marketplace and its usage scenarios

    • Describe Internet of Things (IoT) and products that are available for IoT on Azure such as IoT Fundamentals, IoT Hub and IoT Central
    • Describe Big Data and Analytics and products that are available for Big Data and Analytics such as SQL Data Warehouse, HDInsight and Data Lake Analytics
    • Describe Artificial Intelligence (AI) and products that are available for AI such as Azure Machine Learning Service and Studio
    • Describe Serverless computing and Azure products that are available for serverless computing such as Azure Functions, Logic Apps and App grid
    • Describe the benefits and outcomes of using Azure solutions

    • Understand Azure tools such as Azure CLI, PowerShell, and the Azure Portal
    • Understand Azure Advisor

    • Describe Azure Firewall
    • Describe Azure DDoS Protection
    • Describe Network Security Group (NSG)
    • Choose an appropriate Azure security solution

    • Understand the difference between authentication and authorization
    • Describe Azure Active Directory
    • Describe Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

    • Describe Azure Security
    • Understand Azure Security center usage scenarios
    • Describe Key Vault
    • Describe Azure Information Protection (AIP)
    • Describe Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

    • Describe Azure Policies
    • Describe Initiatives
    • Describe Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
    • Describe Locks
    • Describe Azure Advisor security assistance

    • Describe Azure Monitor
    • Describe Azure Service Health
    • Understand the use cases and benefits of Azure Monitor and Azure Service Health

    • Understand industry compliance terms such as GDPR, ISO and NIST
    • Understand the Microsoft Privacy Statement
    • Describe the Trust center
    • Describe the Service Trust Portal
    • Describe Compliance Manager
    • Determine if Azure is compliant for a business need
    • Understand Azure Government services
    • Understand Azure Germany services

    • Describe an Azure subscription
    • Understand the uses and options with Azure subscriptions

    • Understand options for purchasing Azure products and services
    • Understand options around Azure Free account
    • Understand the factors affecting costs such as resource types, services, locations, ingress and egress traffic
    • Understand Zones for billing purposes
    • Understand the Pricing calculator
    • Understand the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator
    • Understand best practices for minimizing Azure costs such as performing cost analysis, creating spending limits and quotas, and using tags to identify cost owners; use Azure reservations; use Azure Advisor recommendations
    • Describe Azure Cost Management

    • Understand support plans that are available such as Dev, Standard, Professional Direct and Premier
    • Understand how to open a support ticket
    • Understand available support channels outside of support plan channels
    • Describe the Knowledge Center

    • Describe a Service Level Agreement (SLA)
    • Determine SLA for a particular Azure product or service

    • Understand Public and Private Preview features
    • Understand how to access Preview features
    • Understand the term General Availability (GA)
    • Monitor feature updates
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    Who should attend

    This course is intended for participants with non-technical backgrounds, such as those involved in selling or purchasing cloud-based solutions or services, or those who have some involvement with cloud-based solutions and services, as well as those with a non-technical background who need to validate their foundation-level knowledge around cloud services.


    Technical IT experience is not mandatory for this course, however, some general IT knowledge or experience would be beneficial for participants.

    Interested in this Course?


      This course is aimed to help participants prepare for the AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals examination. Clearing the examination is a requirement for earning the Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals certification. The certificate proves the participant’s understanding of cloud concepts, core Azure services, Azure pricing and support, as well as the fundamentals of cloud security, privacy, compliance and trust.

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