AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

By Lars Klint

Introduction to cloud computing and Azure. Learn everything necessary to pass the AZ-900 certification exam.

14 hours
  • 123 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 16 Lessons Introduction 43:28

    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

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Azure CLI

    2:39

    PowerShell

    1:27

    Cloud Shell

    1:22

    Accessing and Using the Azure Cloud Shell

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Azure Mobile Apps

    1:07

    ARM Templates

    3:03

    Demo: Creating a Free Azure Account

    4:45

    Summary

    1:29

    Chapter 1 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 2 8 Lessons Cloud Concepts 37:06

    Introduction

    1:03

    The Language of Cloud Computing

    6:30

    The Economy of Cloud Computing

    3:00

    Cloud Service Models

    5:23

    Azure Marketplace

    0:58

    Cloud Architect Models

    3:28

    Summary

    1:44

    Chapter 2 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 3 5 Lessons Azure Architecture 31:36

    Introduction

    0:47

    Regions and Availability Zones

    6:02

    Resource Groups and Azure Resource Manager

    3:55

    Demo: Creating Azure Resources

    5:52

    Chapter 3 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 4 12 Lessons Compute 49:17

    Introduction

    1:24

    Virtual Machines

    3:08

    Deploying Your First Azure Virtual Machine

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Scale Sets

    4:27

    App Services

    2:56

    Azure Container Instances

    4:18

    Azure Kubernetes Service

    5:13

    Windows Virtual Desktop

    1:46

    Functions

    2:56

    Demo: Azure App Services

    5:49

    Summary

    2:20

    Chapter 4 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 5 11 Lessons Networking 40:11

    Introduction

    1:07

    Virtual Network

    4:51

    Intro to Creating Azure Virtual Networks

    0:00 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

    4:33

    Summary

    1:55

    Chapter 5 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 6 9 Lessons Storage 30:19

    Introduction

    1:44

    Blob

    3:02

    Create Azure Blob Storage and Upload a Blob

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Disk

    2:08

    File

    2:04

    Archive

    1:19

    Demo: Creating a Storage Account

    3:44

    Summary

    1:18

    Chapter 6 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 7 9 Lessons Database 38:28

    Introduction

    2:46

    Cosmos DB

    2:47

    Azure SQL

    2:08

    Azure Database for MySQL

    2:53

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL

    2:40

    Database Migration Services

    1:34

    Demo: Creating Cosmos DB

    6:57

    Summary

    1:43

    Chapter 7 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 8 9 Lessons Authentication and Authorization 31:18

    Introduction

    1:19

    Identity Services

    2:40

    Azure Active Directory

    4:42

    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)

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Summary

    1:44

    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 44:58

    Introduction

    1:52

    Defense in Depth

    2:36

    Securing Network Connectivity

    6:38

    Azure Security Center

    2:53

    Key Vault

    2:04

    Azure Information Protection

    1:49

    Advanced Threat Protection

    2:17

    Azure Sentinel

    2:02

    Azure Dedicated Hosts

    1:27

    Demo: Azure Key Vault

    3:15

    Summary

    3:05

    Chapter 10 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 11 10 Lessons Privacy, Compliance and Trust 41:42

    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

    1:46

    Summary

    1:42

    Chapter 11 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 12 8 Lessons Pricing 38:11

    Introduction

    2:04

    Subscriptions

    2:35

    Cost Management

    5:27

    Pricing Factor

    4:10

    Best Practices

    3:56

    Demo: Using the Pricing Calculator

    3:40

    Summary

    1:19

    Chapter 12 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 13 10 Lessons Support 31:17

    Introduction

    1:19

    Plans

    2:57

    Tickets

    1:10

    Channels

    1:22

    Knowledge Center

    1:06

    Service Level Agreements

    3:00

    Service Lifecycle

    1:59

    Demo: Using Preview Services

    2:19

    Summary

    1:05

    Chapter 13 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 14 9 Lessons Exam Preparation 1:02:04

    Introduction

    0:31

    Exam Overview

    4:48

    Demo: Signing Up for an Exam

    4:25

    Next Steps

    2:49

    Azure This Week

    0:57

    Conclusion

    1:24

    Microsoft Learn Conclusion

    1:13

    Keep Up to Date with Azure This Week

    0:57

    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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