AZ-900 Exam Preparation: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

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This Learning Path is designed to help you and your team prepare for the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam. Even if you don't plan to take the exam, these courses will help you gain a solid understanding of Microsoft Azure. Candidates who pass the AZ-900 exam will earn the Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals certification.

The AZ-900 exam tests your knowledge of four subject areas. Here’s how we’ll cover them in this learning path. We’ll start by going over general cloud concepts, so you don’t need to have any previous cloud experience. Next, we’ll dive into the specifics of Microsoft Azure, starting with the core Azure services, including compute, networking, storage, and databases. Then, we’ll cover security, privacy, compliance, and trust. Finally, we’ll go over Azure pricing and support.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand cloud concepts
  • Learn about core Azure services
  • Master security, privacy, compliance, and trust
  • Understand Azure pricing and support

Intended Audience

  • People who want to gain an understanding of Azure fundamentals
  • People preparing for Microsoft’s AZ-900 exam


  • None — this is a foundation-level learning path


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Learning Path Steps


This introduction to the AZ-900 Exam Preparation learning path gives an overview of the requirements for the Microsoft AZ-900 exam and how they will be covered.


This course provides an introduction to Cloud Computing and its key concepts, deployment models, and service models.


Knowledge Check: What is Cloud Computing?


This course gives an overview of the services available on Azure and shows how to create virtual machines and web apps using the Azure CLI and Azure Portal.


Knowledge Check: AZ-900 Overview of Azure Services (1 of 3) - Core Services


Knowledge Check: AZ-900 Overview of Azure Services (2 of 3) - Security and Management


Knowledge Check: AZ-900 Overview of Azure Services (3 of 3) - Additional Services


In this lab, you'll learn how to configure and start your first Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine (VM) from the Azure portal.


In this lab, you will navigate the Microsoft Azure Portal and receive an introduction to core storage products provided by Azure.


In this lab, you will navigate the Microsoft Azure Portal and receive an introduction to networking services provided by Azure.


This course provides you with a basic understanding of all of the key security options and features available in Microsoft Azure.


Knowledge Check: Microsoft Azure Security Solutions


This course explains Azure subscriptions and the options available that can be used to save money in an Azure deployment.


This short course covers some additional topics you should review before taking the Microsoft AZ-900 exam.


Before taking Microsoft's AZ-900 exam, you should read the documentation at the following links to familiarize yourself with these topics.


Cert Prep: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900)

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