AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Training Course

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Take your IT career to the next level with this expert-led online certification prep course designed to help you master Azure fundamentals and strengthen your resume with in-depth knowledge of cloud concepts. With this self-paced course, you'll get lessons organized to cover every skill measured on the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam, along with experiential labs that provide hands-on experience working with cloud services and cloud-based solutions.

Whether you're preparing for Azure certification, or ready to apply your knowledge directly to the workplace, this course will help you demonstrate next-level understanding of cloud services, and Azure deployment and support.

Who should take this course

Skill level | Beginner

  • Anyone preparing for the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification exam
  • Anyone looking to demonstrate a foundational-level understanding of cloud services and cloud-based solutions with Microsoft Azure
  • Anyone interested in learning Microsoft Azure concepts and terminology

No prior knowledge of Azure or cloud services is required to take this online training course.

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Course includes

  • 5 hours of expert-led videos organized by exam objective to help make the most of your study time
  • Lessons targeted to cover every skill measured on the November 2020 update of the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam
  • Hands-on labs that simulate on-the-job experience with cloud services and cloud-based solutions
  • Self-study tools, such as flashcards to master key terms, and quizzes to self-assess your  progress
  • Four complete practice  tests to ensure you’re ready to  take the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam with  confidence
  • 1 year of access*

What you'll learn

This comprehensive training course covers every skill measured on the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification exam, including but not limited to:

  • Identifying the benefits of cloud computing, such as High Availability, Scalability, Elasticity, Agility, and Disaster Recovery
  • Differentiating between cloud services (e.g., the shared responsibility model, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and serverless computing)
  • Differentiating between types of cloud computing (e.g., public, private, and hybrid cloud) and identifying a service type based on a use case
  • Identifying core Azure services and architectural components
  • Defining the benefits and usage of core resources available in Azure, such as Azure Virtual Machines, Azure App Services, Virtual Networks, Container (blob) storage, Cosmos DB, and Azure Marketplace
  • Defining the function and benefits of core Azure solutions and management tools, such as IoT Central, Azure Sphere, and HDInsight, Azure portal, and Azure Advisor
  • Understanding the function and benefits of Azure network security and general security features
  • Defining the function and benefits of Azure identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features
  • Identifying the uses and benefits of privacy and compliance resources, such as  Online Service Terms (OST), the Data Protection Amendment (DPA), and the Trust Center
  • Understanding Azure pricing, service level agreements (SLAs), and service lifecycles

*Retake guarantee

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Course expert

  • Jim Cheshire - Azure expert, author, and instructor


    Jim Cheshire is a technology expert with more than 30 years of experience in various roles within IT. Jim has authored more than a dozen books on technology topics, and he’s conducted numerous training sessions about Microsoft Azure. Jim has worked for Microsoft for almost 25 years. In his current role, Jim is developing and implementing a cutting-edge technical training initiative for Microsoft support.


Course outline

  • Exam AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: Introduction
  • Module Introduction
  • Lesson 1: Identify the benefits and considerations of cloud services
    • Learning objectives
    • 1.1 Understand high availability
    • 1.2 Understand scalability, elasticity, and agility
    • 1.3 Describe fault tolerance and disaster recovery
    • 1.4 Explain economic benefits of the cloud
  • Lesson 2: Describe the differences between categories of cloud services
    • Learning objectives
    • 2.1 Describe the shared responsibility model
    • 2.2 Describe infrastructure-as-a-service
    • 2.3 Describe platform-as-a-service
    • 2.4 Describe software-as-a-service
    • 2.5 Describe serverless computing
    • 2.6 Identify a service type based on a use case
  • Lesson 3: Describe the differences between types of cloud computing
    • Learning objectives
    • 3.1 Define cloud computing
    • 3.2 Define public cloud
    • 3.3 Define private cloud
    • 3.4 Define hybrid cloud
  • Module Introduction
  • Lesson 4: Describe core Azure architectural components
    • Learning objectives
    • 4.1 Describe the benefits and usage of Regions and Region Pairs
    • 4.2 Describe the benefits and usage of Availability Zones
    • 4.3 Describe the benefits and usage of Resource Groups
    • 4.4 Describe the benefits and usage of subscriptions
    • 4.5 Describe the benefits and usage of management groups
    • 4.6 Describe the benefits and usage of Azure Resource Manager
    • 4.7 Explain Azure resources
  • Lesson 5: Describe core resources available in Azure
    • Learning objectives
    • 5.1 Describe Azure Virtual Machines
    • 5.2 Describe Azure App Service
    • 5.3 Describe Azure Container Instances (ACI)
    • 5.4 Describe Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • 5.5 Describe Windows Virtual Desktop
    • 5.6 Describe Virtual networks
    • 5.7 Describe VPN Gateway
    • 5.8 Describe virtual network peering
    • 5.9 Describe ExpressRoute
    • 5.10 Describe Container (blob) storage
    • 5.11 Describe Disk storage
    • 5.12 Describe Azure Files
    • 5.13 Describe Storage tiers
    • 5.14 Describe Cosmos DB
    • 5.15 Describe Azure SQL Database
    • 5.16 Describe Azure Database for MySQL
    • 5.17 Describe Azure Database for PostgreSQL
    • 5.18 Describe the Azure Marketplace and its usage scenarios
  • Module Introduction
  • Lesson 6: Describe core solutions available in Azure
    • Learning objectives
    • 6.1 Describe Azure IoT Hub
    • 6.2 Describe IoT Central
    • 6.3 Describe Azure Sphere
    • 6.4 Describe Azure Synapse Analytics
    • 6.5 Describe Azure HDInsight
    • 6.6 Describe Azure Databricks
    • 6.7 Describe Azure Machine Learning
    • 6.8 Describe Cognitive Services
    • 6.9 Describe Azure Bot Service
    • 6.10 Describe Azure Functions
    • 6.11 Describe Logic Apps
    • 6.12 Describe Azure DevOps
    • 6.13 Describe Azure DevTest Labs
    • 6.14 Describe GitHub and GitHub Actions
  • Lesson 7: Describe Azure management tools
    • Learning objectives
    • 7.1 Describe the Azure portal
    • 7.2 Describe Azure PowerShell
    • 7.3 Describe Azure CLI
    • 7.4 Describe Azure Cloud Shell
    • 7.5 Describe Azure mobile app
    • 7.6 Describe Azure Advisor
    • 7.7 Describe Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates
    • 7.8 Describe Azure Monitor
    • 7.9 Describe Azure Service Health
  • Module Introduction
  • Lesson 8: Describe Azure security features
    • Learning objectives
    • 8.1 Describe Azure Security Center
    • 8.2 Describe Key Vault
    • 8.3 Describe Azure Sentinel
    • 8.4 Describe Azure Dedicated Host
  • Lesson 9: Describe Azure network security
    • Learning objectives
    • 9.1 Describe defense in depth
    • 9.2 Describe Network Security Groups (NSGs)
    • 9.3 Describe Azure Firewall
    • 9.4 Describe Azure DDoS Protection
  • Module Introduction
  • Lesson 10: Describe core Azure identity services
    • Learning objectives
    • 10.1 Explain authentication and authorization
    • 10.2 Describe Azure Active Directory
    • 10.3 Describe conditional access, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and single sign-on (SSO)
  • Lesson 11: Describe Azure governance features
    • Learning objectives
    • 11.1 Describe role-based access control
    • 11.2 Describe resource locks
    • 11.3 Describe tags
    • 11.4 Describe Azure Policy
    • 11.5 Use Azure Blueprints
    • 11.6 Describe the Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure
  • Lesson 12: Describe privacy and compliance resources
    • Learning objectives
    • 12.1 Describe the Microsoft core tenets of security, privacy, and compliance
    • 12.2 Describe the Microsoft Privacy Statement
    • 12.3 Describe Online Service Terms (OST) and Data Protection Amendment (DPA)
    • 12.4 Describe the Trust Center
    • 12.5 Describe the purpose of the Azure compliance documentation
    • 12.6 Describe Azure sovereign regions
  • Module Introduction
  • Lesson 13: Describe methods for planning and management of costs
    • Learning objectives
    • 13.1 Identify factors affecting costs
    • 13.2 Describe the Pricing calculator
    • 13.3 Describe the Total Cost of Ownership calculator
    • 13.4 Describe Azure Cost Management
  • Lesson 14: Describe Azure service level agreements (SLAs) and service lifecycles
    • Learning objectives
    • 14.1 Describe Azure service level agreements (SLAs)
    • 14.2 Describe the service lifecycle in Azure
  • Exam AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: Summary
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Everything you need

  • Video-based lessons (5 hours)
  • Interactive lab exercises
  • Self-study quizzes
  • Practice tests
  • 1-year access

Course experts

  • Best-selling Microsoft Press author, expert trainer, and Technical Training Lead in Azure at Microsoft

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AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Training Course