AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

By Lars Klint

Start your career in cloud computing with the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification. Discover and work with the different types of Azure tools and solutions available.

14 hours
  • 124 Lessons
  • 6 Hands-On Labs
  • 13 Course Quizzes
  • 1 Practice Exam

About the course

Update: This course has been updated to meet the November 9, 2020 changes to the AZ-900 exam blueprint.

Hi Cloud Gurus!

In early 2019, Microsoft developed the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification as an entry point for all students keen to begin navigating their way around the Azure cloud platform.

As cloud enthusiasts, we want to ensure that you have all the teaching and resources available to introduce you to Microsoft Azure. As the second most commonly used cloud vendor, it’s becoming increasingly important for students to understand and experience the Azure ecosystem.

With this in mind, A Cloud Guru has partnered with Microsoft to create this course for you. In this course, we’ll teach you about all the topics covered in the exam blueprint, including:

  • Cloud concepts
  • Core Azure services
  • Security
  • Privacy, compliance, and trust
  • Pricing
  • Support

To further support your Azure learning, we have created practical labs to give you the best base to become familiar with the Azure portal. Not only are these labs a way for you to put your learning into practice, but they have been made as relevant, and applicable to real-life scenarios, as possible. We have also paired your lessons with additional resources available in the Microsoft Learn platform.

By the end of this course, you will have the best foundation to comfortably explore the Azure cloud platform further and confidently sit the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam.

  • Chapter 1 17 Lessons Introduction 1:44:15

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

    1:18

    Microsoft Learn

    1:16

    Course Introduction

    3:17

    Welcome

    1:52

    Course Overview

    3:03

    Azure Portal

    1:50

    Accessing and Using the Azure Portal

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Azure CLI

    2:39

    PowerShell

    1:27

    Cloud Shell

    1:22

    Accessing and Using the Azure Cloud Shell

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Azure Mobile Apps

    1:07

    ARM Templates

    3:03

    Azure Advisor

    2:45

    Demo: Creating a Free Azure Account

    2:47

    Summary

    1:29

    Chapter 1 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 2 8 Lessons Cloud Concepts 40:13

    Introduction

    1:47

    The Language of Cloud Computing

    6:30

    The Economy of Cloud Computing

    3:00

    Cloud Service Models

    7:09

    Azure Marketplace

    1:35

    Cloud Architect Models

    3:28

    Summary

    1:44

    Chapter 2 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 3 5 Lessons Azure Architecture 33:45

    Introduction

    0:47

    Regions and Availability Zones

    6:02

    Resource Groups and Azure Resource Manager

    3:55

    Demo: Creating Azure Resources

    8:01

    Chapter 3 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 4 12 Lessons Compute 1:17:03

    Introduction

    1:24

    Virtual Machines

    3:08

    Deploying Your First Azure Virtual Machine

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Scale Sets

    4:27

    App Services

    2:56

    Azure Container Instances

    4:18

    Azure Kubernetes Service

    4:46

    Azure Virtual Desktop

    1:37

    Functions

    2:56

    Demo: Azure App Services

    4:11

    Summary

    2:20

    Chapter 4 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 5 11 Lessons Networking 1:11:14

    Introduction

    1:07

    Virtual Network

    4:51

    Intro to Creating Azure Virtual Networks

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Load Balancer

    2:21

    VPN Gateway

    2:47

    Application Gateway

    2:41

    Content Delivery Network

    3:54

    ExpressRoute

    1:02

    Demo: Creating a Virtual Network Connection

    5:36

    Summary

    1:55

    Chapter 5 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 6 9 Lessons Storage 1:02:59

    Introduction

    1:44

    Blob

    3:02

    Create Azure Blob Storage and Upload a Blob

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Disk

    2:08

    File

    2:04

    Archive

    1:19

    Demo: Creating a Storage Account

    6:24

    Summary

    1:18

    Chapter 6 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 7 9 Lessons Database 42:29

    Introduction

    2:46

    Cosmos DB

    2:47

    Azure SQL

    2:58

    Azure Database for MySQL

    2:53

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL

    2:40

    Database Migration Services

    1:34

    Demo: Creating Cosmos DB

    10:08

    Summary

    1:43

    Chapter 7 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 8 9 Lessons Authentication and Authorization 1:01:13

    Introduction

    1:19

    Identity Services

    2:40

    Azure Active Directory

    4:39

    Multi-Factor Authentication

    1:32

    Single Sign-On

    2:20

    Demo: Azure Active Directory

    2:01

    Create a Group and Add a Member in Azure Active Directory (AAD)

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Summary

    1:42

    Chapter 8 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 9 9 Lessons Azure Solutions 46:34

    Introduction

    1:37

    Internet of Things

    5:35

    Big Data

    5:20

    Machine Learning

    4:55

    Serverless

    4:33

    DevOps

    4:13

    Demo: Using Azure AI

    2:35

    Summary

    2:46

    Chapter 9 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 10 12 Lessons Security 47:04

    Introduction

    1:52

    Defense in Depth

    2:36

    Securing Network Connectivity

    6:38

    Azure Security Center

    4:04

    Key Vault

    2:04

    Azure Information Protection

    1:49

    Microsoft Defender for Identity (formerly Azure Advanced Threat Protection)

    2:25

    Azure Sentinel

    2:02

    Azure Dedicated Hosts

    1:27

    Demo: Azure Key Vault

    4:02

    Summary

    3:05

    Chapter 10 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 11 10 Lessons Privacy, Compliance and Trust 42:03

    Introduction

    1:30

    Governance

    8:43

    Azure Monitor

    2:28

    Azure Service Health

    1:16

    Compliance

    6:28

    Privacy

    1:31

    Trust

    1:18

    Demo: Using Azure Monitor

    2:07

    Summary

    1:42

    Chapter 11 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 12 8 Lessons Pricing 39:29

    Introduction

    2:04

    Subscriptions

    2:35

    Cost Management

    5:27

    Pricing Factor

    4:10

    Best Practices

    5:14

    Demo: Using the Pricing Calculator

    3:40

    Summary

    1:19

    Chapter 12 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 13 10 Lessons Support 30:43

    Introduction

    1:19

    Plans

    2:57

    Tickets

    1:10

    Channels

    1:22

    Knowledge Center

    1:06

    Service Level Agreements

    3:24

    Service Lifecycle

    1:59

    Demo: Using Preview Services

    1:21

    Summary

    1:05

    Chapter 13 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 14 9 Lessons Exam Preparation 1:02:00

    Introduction

    0:31

    Exam Overview

    4:48

    Demo: Signing Up for an Exam

    4:25

    Next Steps

    2:49

    Conclusion

    1:24

    Microsoft Learn Conclusion

    1:13

    Keep Up to Date with Azure This Week

    0:57

    Next Steps: AZ-104

    0:53

    AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals 2020

    45:00 Quiz

What you will need

  • No prior knowledge needed.

What you can expect

  • Be able to describe cloud concepts using Azure.

  • An understanding of Azure core services.

  • Be able to monitor and understand the pricing of services and overall costs of using Azure.

  • Be able to describe security concepts for products and service on Azure.

  • Have an understanding of privacy, compliance and trust for cloud infrastructure.

  • Pass the Azure Fundamentals certification exam.

  • Build a knowledge base and strong foundation for other Azure certification exams.

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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