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This learning path is an introduction to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. We’ll start with an overview of Azure services. Next, we’ll dive into the specifics of Azure, starting with the core services: compute, storage, and networking. Then, we’ll cover security, privacy, compliance, and trust. Finally, we’ll go over Azure pricing and support.

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe core Azure services
  • Understand Azure security, privacy, compliance, and trust
  • Understand Azure pricing and support

Intended Audience

  • People who want to gain an understanding of Azure fundamentals


  • An understanding of general technical concepts


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Training Content

Course - Beginner - 51m
Overview of Azure Services
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.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Start Your First Azure Virtual Machine (Windows)
In this lab, you'll learn how to configure and start your first Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine (VM) from the Azure portal.
Course - Beginner - 7m
Azure Virtual Machine Availability and Scalability Solutions
In this short course, you’ll learn about three Azure features that can be used to improve availability and scalability for virtual machines: availability sets, availability zones, and scale sets.
Course - Beginner - 14m
Introduction to Azure App Service
This course explores Azure App Service, which makes deploying a web application as easy as possible by managing the underlying infrastructure for you.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Understanding Core Azure Storage Products
In this lab, you will navigate the Microsoft Azure Portal and receive an introduction to core storage products provided by Azure.
Course - Beginner - 14m
Introduction to Azure Networking
In this course, I’ll give an overview of Azure Virtual Networks, virtual subnets, VNet peering, Azure DNS, Azure VPN Gateway, Azure ExpressRoute, and private endpoints.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 40m
Understanding Core Azure Networking Products
In this lab, you will navigate the Microsoft Azure Portal and receive an introduction to networking services provided by Azure.
Course - Beginner - 16m
Overview of Azure Active Directory
This course covers the purpose of Azure Active Directory, ways to make your authentication more robust, Azure AD services that can increase your security and expand your access, and how you can use Azure AD Domain Services to support legacy authentication methods.
Course - Beginner - 7m
A Quick Introduction to Role-Based Access Control
This short course will explain how you can use Role-Based Access Control to give different levels of access to different types of users, such as developers, end users, and administrators.
Course - Beginner - 6m
Zero Trust and Defense in Depth on Azure
This short course explains how to use the concepts of zero trust and defense in depth to protect your Azure resources from attackers who breach your perimeter network.
Course - Intermediate - 24m
Managing Azure Costs
In this course, you’ll learn how to forecast Azure costs, choose the right subscription and purchasing options, track spending, and use cost reduction strategies.
Course - Beginner - 12m
Understanding Azure Service Level Agreements and Lifecycles
Learn the purpose of Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs), the actions that impact SLAs, and the lifecycle of Azure services.
Exam - 40m
Final Exam: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
Final Exam: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
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Guy launched his first training website in 1995 and he's been helping people learn IT technologies ever since. He has been a sysadmin, instructor, sales engineer, IT manager, and entrepreneur. In his most recent venture, he founded and led a cloud-based training infrastructure company that provided virtual labs for some of the largest software vendors in the world. Guy’s passion is making complex technology easy to understand. His activities outside of work have included riding an elephant and skydiving (although not at the same time).