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Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) Study Guide

Last updated on April 27, 2022

Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned professional, mastering the basics in Microsoft Azure can help you jump-start your career and prepare you to dive deeper into the many technical opportunities Azure offers.

The certification validates your basic knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Azure. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of cloud concepts, along with Azure services, workloads, security, privacy, pricing, and support.

CertificationMicrosoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
Required ExamAZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

This study guide steps through the exam objectives; directs you to Microsoft and third-party documentation; on and off-line training courses to help you prepare. If you have a must have resource that you think should be added please add a comment below.

Audience Profile

Candidates for this exam should have foundational knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. The exam is intended for candidates who are just beginning to work with cloud-based solutions and services or are new to Azure.

Azure Fundamentals exam is an opportunity to prove knowledge of cloud concepts, Azure services, Azure workloads, security and privacy in Azure, as well as Azure pricing and support. Candidates should be familiar with the general technology concepts, including concepts of networking, storage, compute, application support, and application development.

Azure Fundamentals can be used to prepare for other Azure role-based or specialty certifications, but it is not a prerequisite for any of them.

Skills Outline

Describe Cloud Concepts (20-25%)

Identify the benefits and considerations of using cloud services

Describe the differences between categories of cloud services

Describe the differences between types of cloud computing

Describe Core Azure Services (15-20%)

Describe the core Azure architectural components

Describe core resources available in Azure

Describe core solutions and management tools on Azure (10-15%)

Describe core solutions available in Azure

Describe Azure management tools

Describe general security and network security features (10-15%)

Describe Azure security features

Describe Azure network security

Describe identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features (15-20%)

Describe core Azure identity services

Describe Azure governance features

Describe privacy and compliance resources

Describe Azure cost management and Service Level Agreements (10-15%)

Describe methods for planning and managing costs

Describe Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and service lifecycles

Microsoft Learn – Master the basics of Azure: Fundamentals training series

The ever-growing Microsoft Learn has a whole series of training modules related to AZ-900

Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day: Fundamentals with a free Exam Voucher

Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day: Fundamentals event, including the exam upon completing the event, is open to the public and offered at no cost. You’ll also learn the basics of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS) as well as the key Azure pillars of security, privacy, compliance, and trust.

Video Tutorials

Of course, the wonderful John Savile has a whole series of videos that are invaluable for preparing for AZ-900

Other AZ-900 Preparation Materials

I hope this resource helps you in your preparation for this exam. Let me know how the exam goes or any other resources you find in the comments below.

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