My Revision Guide for Exam AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

 

I passed the Exam AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals last week.

I have collated some of the resources that I believe will help you in your efforts to gain the AZ-900: Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals certification

The resource I found very useful during the course of my revision is the Azure Fundamentals Learning Path on Microsoft Learn

The Azure Fundamentals exam an opportunity to prove knowledge of cloud concepts, core Azure services, Azure pricing, SLA, and lifecycle, and the fundamentals of cloud security, privacy, compliance, and trust.

Microsoft have concluded that the 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.

The AZ-900 exam is intended for people beginning to work with cloud-based solutions and services.

If you do plan on taking this exam, you should be able to demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of cloud concepts, as well as Azure services, workloads, security, privacy, pricing, and support. In addition, you should be familiar with concepts of networking, storage, compute, application support, and application development with Microsoft Azure.

 

There are a lot of resources available to help you with your learning towards this exam.

Please note – The content of this exam was updated on May 28, 2020.

 

Skills Measured

 Describe cloud concepts (15-20%)

Describe the differences between Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service

(PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Describe the differences between Public, Private and Hybrid cloud models

Describe core Azure services (30-35%)

Describe the core Azure architectural components

Describe some of the core products available in Azure

  • Describe products available

Compute 

Virtual Machines

Virtual Machine Scale Sets

App Services

Azure Container Instances (ACI)

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) 

  • Describe products available for Networking such as:

Virtual Network 

Load Balancer

VPN Gateway

Application Gateway

Content Delivery Network

  • Describe products available for Storage such as:

Blob Storage

Disk Storage

File Storage

Archive Storage

  • Describe products available for Databases such as:

Cosmos DB

Azure SQL Database

Azure Database for MySQL

Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Azure Database Migration service

Describe some of the solutions available on Azure

IoT Hub

IoT Central

 

Synapse Analytics

HDInsight

Azure Databricks

 

Azure Machine Learning Service and Studio

Azure Functions

Logic Apps

Event Grid

Azure DevOps

Azure DevTest Labs

Describe Azure management tools

  • Describe Azure tools such as:

Azure Portal

Azure PowerShell

Azure CLI

Cloud Shell

 

Describe Security, Privacy, Compliance, and Trust (25-30%)

Describe securing network connectivity in Azure

Describe core Azure Identity services

Describe security tools and features of Azure

Describe Azure governance methodologies

Describe monitoring and reporting options in Azure

Describe privacy, compliance and data protection standards in Azure

  • Describe industry compliance terms such as:

GDPR

ISO

NIST

 

Describe Azure pricing, Service Level Agreements and support (20-25%)

Describe Azure subscriptions

Describe planning and management of costs

Describe Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

Thanks for reading my blog post. I wish you the best of luck in your exam. I know you will smash it!!!!!! Break a leg!

 

 

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